Christmas Parade to Be Held December 8
The Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce is busy preparing for its annual Christmas parade to be held on Saturday, December 8. This year's theme is "Christmas Past, Present and Future" and promises to provide spectators with plenty of music, lights and beautiful floats. Businesses and community organizations have already begun registering for the parade.
The parade will begin at 6:00 p.m. and will begin at Corporate Center, on the corner of Lafayette and Laboratory Road. From there, the parade will travel down Lafayette to the Oak Ridge Turnpike. It will continue west on the Turnpike to Oak Ridge High School. The judge's stand will be located in front of the Chamber.
Those participating in the parade will line up in the parking lot of Corporate Center, on the corner of Lafayette and Laboratory Road beginning at 4:00 p.m. Detailed information will be e-mailed to all who have registered an entry.
According to Parker Hardy, President and CEO of the Chamber, "We always look forward to the parade each year. It's our gift to the community and we anticipate another big event in December. Participants put such a great effort into their entries and it shows - the creativity displayed make each entry unique. It's our pleasure to sponsor and coordinate this event."
The Chamber will be accepting entries online through Monday, December 3. Entry forms are available on the Chamber's website: www.oakridgechamber.org.
The Chamber will need lots of Santa's elves to serve as volunteer parade marshals to make the parade a safe, fun and successful event. To volunteer and be put on Santa's "nice" list, contact Greta Ownby at email@example.com or 483-1321.
To register for the parade, click here.
The Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce is Four-Star Accredited Chamber of Commerce and the winner of the ACCE 2010 Chamber of the Year designation.