|Published: 10:33 PM, 11/01/2013
Author: Duay O'Neil
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT—The hundreds of people expected to line Newport
streets on Saturday, December 14, for the city’s annual Christmas parade will
see parade floats and participants embracing the theme of Christmas Around the
“The Cocke County Partnership/Chamber of Commerce is excited
to announce that applications for this year’s parade are now available at the
Chamber of Commerce office,” said Chamber Director Valerie Fancher on Friday.
“The possibilities for colorful, educational, and beautiful entries are
According to Fancher, the Christmas parade will start at 3
p.m. “Parade staging will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Cocke County High School
parking lot. Starting at Debbie’s Drive-In, the parade will continue down
Broadway heading east through downtown Newport and conclude at Lincoln Avenue
Registration fees for the parade are $10 for floats and/or
vehicles accompanied by up to 15 marchers, and $5 for marchers only, $5 for
groups up to 15, and $5 for horses, per horse. “In keeping with tradition, a
portion of the registration fees will go to the Cocke County Education
Foundation,” Fancher added.
For more details, please see the weekend edition of the Newport Plain Talk.
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