Rotary Christmas Parade Set For Saturday, Dec. 3rd

The annual Jamestown Rotary Club Christmas Parade has been set for Saturday, December 3, 2016, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

According to Rotary Club President Bryant Johnson, the theme for this year’s parade is “Keeping Christmas Traditions.”  All church groups, clubs, and civic groups are encouraged to participate in the parade with a float entry.

As has been the tradition for the past two years, Mrs. Claus is joining her husband Santa again this year on the big fire truck at the end of the parade.

In recognition of their service to the community for many years, this year’s Grand Marshalls will be Mr. Tommy Duncan, who served Fentress County in the banking profession more than 40 years, and Mr. Jim Romer, who has been a member of the Jamestown Rotary Club for more than 35 years, and has been a key figure in the yearly implementation of the Christmas Parade and Shopping Spree.

All local beauty contest winners are also invited to participate.  However, they must provide their own float and/or their own transportation vehicle.

In the non-commercial division, cash prizes of $100, $75, and $50 will be awarded to the top three winners.

All businesses are also encouraged to participate with an entry.  Plaques will be awarded to the top three commercial entries.

In addition to the prize money and plaques, the Roy D. Smith Memorial Trophy will be presented to the best overall entry.

Read the rest of the story in this weeks Fentress Courier.