By Michelle Price
Special to the UCBJ
COOKEVILLE – Due to the forecasted rain and threat of severe weather, the 54th annual Cookeville-Putnam County Christmas Parade has been postponed from Saturday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. to Monday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m.
Parade entry lineup will start at 5 p.m. with a 6 p.m. deadline for entry placement. The parade will begin at 7 p.m. and will be broadcast live on WCTE with hosts Amy New, President and CEO of the Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce, and Cindy Putman, WCTE PBS’s Ready to Learn Champion for Children.
In honor of our hometown heroes, this year’s grand marshals consist of representatives from Cookeville Police, Cookeville Fire Department, Cookeville Regional Medical Center, Putnam County EMA and Rescue, Putnam County Fire Department, Putnam County 9-1-1, Putnam County Sheriff, Putnam County EMS and the Putnam County Health Department. The parade route kicks off at the corner of Sixth Street and Washington Avenue and continues to the square at Broad Street and on to the Cookeville Depot Museum.
The parade will also be live streamed on the WCTE PBS App, YouTube TV and Facebook.