COOKEVILLE – Roll out the red carpet. It’s time to celebrate. The Cookeville-Putnam County Christmas Parade, a long-standing local tradition, returns this year. The parade will be live on Saturday, December 11 starting at 6 p.m. on WCTE PBS, YouTube TV, WCTE PBS App and Facebook 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 Cookeville-Putnam County Christmas Parade is one of the community’s most beloved traditions,” said Brent Clark, Director of Content & Digital Media. “It will be great to once again see Cookeville residents and local families enjoying this annual extravaganza.”
Local programming on WCTE PBS, like the Cookeville Christmas parade, is made possible through supporting members and sponsors. A membership of just $5 a month helps support the station and includes the PBS Passport membership benefit – an on-demand library of PBS programming. To learn more about becoming a supporting member or sponsor of WCTE PBS, please contact Susan Luna-Hazlewood at 931-528-2222 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you to WCTE PBS’s supporting members and sponsors who make local programming like this available to our community!
WCTE Central TN PBS has served the Upper Cumberland 40+ years as the region’s premier storyteller and is the only television station in a 75-mile radius of Cookeville, making it a strategic partner in education, health services, government, arts and music. WCTE is a 501(c) 3 and is owned and operated by the Upper Cumberland Broadcast Council. WCTE Central TN PBS is one of only 350 PBS member stations nationwide.