Grand marshal will be Rich Froning

Cookeville – The Cookeville-Putnam County Christmas Parade returns to downtown Saturday, December 10th at 6 p.m. This year’s parade is presented by Ford-Lincoln of Cookeville and will feature float entries from across the region displaying their best version of this year’s theme, “A Cookeville Country Christmas.”

Christmas Parade Float Entry Forms can be picked up at and returned to the Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce. Float entries are free. This year’s grand marshal will be Rich Froning, owner of CrossFit Mayhem and four-time “Fittest Man on Earth”.

Froning is a native of Cookeville and has had a significant impact on the community through volunteer and sponsor efforts for various non-profits. The grand marshal is sponsored by Stonecom, LiteRock 95.9 and Hwy 111 Country 96.9.

Santa will be sponsored by Thompson Cat Machinery and Rogers Group Inc. The business window decorating contest will be sponsored by Aloha Heating and Cooling. The parade route begins at the corner of 6th Street and Washington Avenue and continues toward the square at Broad Street before heading to the Cookeville Depot Museum.

The parade will be broadcasted locally on WCTE and emceed by Chamber President Amy New and WCTE-PBS CEO, Avery Hutchins.

Photos courtesy of Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce.

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