WCTE hosting Paper Lantern Workshops, Glow Parade

Avery Hutchins and Samantha Chambers at the Lantern Workshop at Dogwood Park in 2018.

COOKEVILLEWCTE Upper Cumberland PBS will host five Paper Lantern Workshops in August and September. Workshops are geared towards families but can also make for a creative date night. The participants are invited to show off their paper lanterns at the second annual Glow Parade scheduled for Sept. 6 at 7:30 p.m. on the Cookeville square.

The lantern workshops will be held at the Putnam County Library, Wednesday, Aug. 7 in the Children’s Library from 4 – 6 p.m. Another workshop will be hosted by the Millard Oakley Public Library, in Livingston, on Thursday, Aug. 29 from 5 – 7 p.m.  and your last chance to decorate a paper lantern with WCTE before the second annual Glow Parade will be at Bryan Symphony Orchestra’s Arts in the Park event on Sunday, Sept. 1 from 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. in Dogwood Park. Lantern kits and art supplies will be provided. Registering is encouraged due to limited seats. Visitwww.wcte.org/events/lanterns/to secure your spot.

Red Silo Breweryin Cookeville is hosting two Lanterns and Libations date night events. These events are on Tuesday, Aug. 13 and Aug. 27. Both are from 6 – 8 p.m. 

Lantern kits are free at the library and Dogwood Park events but will cost $5 at the two Red Silo events. The Red Silo events do not require prior registration, but supplies are limited. Beer is sold separately. 

Participants can show off their decorated lantern by walking in the second annual Glow Parade Friday, Sept. 6 at 7:30 p.m. A paper lantern is not required to participate, butyou must be glowing. The parade will start at the corner of Broad Street and Jefferson Avenue. You can get a map of the parade route at any of the paper lantern workshops or by visiting www.wcte.org/events/.  

WCTE has served the Upper Cumberland for more than 40 years as the regions premier storyteller and is the only television station in a 75-mile radius of Cookeville, making it a strategic partner with education, health services, government, arts, and music. WCTE is owned and operated by the Upper Cumberland Broadcast Council and is one of only 350 PBS stations nationwide.

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