Hardin County in Christmas spirit with parades, special events

Savannah’s annual parade, with the theme “Christmas Music Magic” and sponsored by the Savannah Rotary Club and the City of Savannah, takes place Monday, Dec. 3, at 6:30 p.m.
The parade route is the same as for 2017, beginning on Wayne Road at Sherwin Williams and proceeding through downtown to the Tennessee River Museum.
Participants will line up down on Shell Street and across on Fairgrounds Road.
Entry divisions include corporate, church, business, civic, scouts, bands and government divisions.
“It will be wonderful to see how each organization presents their ideas with this year’s theme,” said Paige Ashe-McLean, parade chairwoman.
In case of inclement weather, the next Monday, Dec. 10, will be the Christmas parade’s rain date.
“Thanks to all of the community support for your participation in our local Christmas Parade and we hope it will continue to be a wonderful and enjoyable experience for children of all ages,” said Ashe-McLean.
For more information call the Chamber of Commerce at 925-2363.
The Counce Christmas parade, sponsored by District Fire Department, is on Friday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m., beginning at Pickwick Landing State Park to First Baptist Church on Tenn. 57. Line-up is at 6 p.m.
Participants may drive cars, trucks, tractors, ATVs, ride horses or design a float. The parade is open to businesses, organizations or individuals.
To sign up or for more information call Dist. 3 Capt. Stephen Lee at 438-5111 or Dist. 3 Chief Richard Childers at 926-6019.
The Walnut Grove Christmas Parade is on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 2 p.m. Line up is at 1 p.m. at the Walnut Grove Community Center/Fire Hall.
Organizers say the route circles through Tillytown and Bensontown roads and comes back to the fire hall. There is no entry fee. Floats, ATVs, horses, vehicles and tractors are all acceptable. For more information call C&D Grocery at 925-9960.
Saltillo is opting to hold an event for families, “Country Christmas on the Square” instead of a parade. Family activities, sponsored by City of Saltillo, are Saturday, Dec. 8, starting at 5 p.m., at Saltillo Downtown Park.
Hayrides heading to the downtown square leave from the Community Center.
Events at the Square include Christmas treats for kids, hot cocoa, live music by Saltillo Pentecostal Church Band on the main stage and lighting of the tree at 6 p.m.
The annual Christmas party will follow at the Community Center at 7 p.m. with Santa, food and music provided by Saltillo Mayor Darnell Lowery.
“Donations of canned goods are appreciated for all who attend. They will go toward our Christmas food baskets we give out each year,” said Debi Birdsong, Saltillo alderman and event organizer.
Instead of a parade, the City of Adamsville held its second annual “Christmas in the Ville” on the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Buford Pusser Memorial Park. The Adamsville High School Band performed their state-level winning program “Crystallized Moments.” Kids had cocoa and cookies. Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus were there to greet children and there was also a kids’ train ride.

Due to the rainy weather forecast, tonight’s (Friday, Nov. 30) Christmas On Main events have been canceled, including the movie. The grand opening and lighting of the tree ceremony will now be held Saturday night, Dec. 1, at 5. Two movies will be shown Saturday night – Polar Express at 5:30 and Prancer at 7:30.

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