The theme of the annual Rutherford County Christmas Parade will be "A Christmas Story." The parade will be at 2:00 o'clock this Sunday afternoon, December 9, 2018. The parade starts at MTSU, goes down East Main, around the square and onto West Main. The parade will go on, rain or shine. The only thing that will create a problem is "ICE" on the roads. TUNE TO WGNS for details on Sunday.
MTSU President Dr. Sidney A. McPhee and First Lady Elizabeth will be the grand marshals. They are riding in style as Bubba Woodfin takes them in his classic antique Packard touring sedan.
The theme of the annual Rutherford County Christmas Parade will be "A Christmas Story."
Several entries in the parade have asked to honor Angie Heydel Walker, the parade coordinator for many years. She was killed when the tornado struck Christiana early on November 6, 2018.
She organized the parade for more than 17 years, always greeting people with a smile and a hug if you needed it. Angie reminded people that this was a Christmas Parade honoring the real reason for the season and would never be reduced to a politically correct "holiday parade".
Her life touched many in Rutherford County through her commitment to her church, her family and this community.
She was a member of New Vision Baptist Church. Angie Walker was a University of Memphis graduate and graduated from MTSU with her Masters. She served as an Adjunct Psychology Professor at MTSU. Angie Walker is survived by her husband, Scott Walker, President of WGNS Radio, children, Reed Severy Walker and Olivia Love Walker.
As in years past, the parade will start near the Middle Tennessee Boulevard / East Main Street intersection and head West towards the historic Rutherford County Square. The location for the end of the parade will be on West Main Street at Walnut Street, just past the courthouse.
Once again, the Rutherford County Christmas Parade will be at 2:00 o'clock this Sunday afternoon, December 9, 2018.