Cherokee Parade scheduled for Saturday

by Dec 8, 2010NEWS ka-no-he-da0 comments



                With the theme of “Old Time Christmas”, the annual Cherokee Christmas Parade will roll on Saturday, Dec. 11 at 5:30pm. 

The Painttown Community float was brightly lit in last year's Cherokee Christmas Parade. (SCOTT MCKIE B.P./One Feather)

               “We hope that this year’s parade will have something for everyone to enjoy and remind everyone of the true job of Christmas,” said Robert Jumper, EBCI Travel and Promotions manager. 

                The parade will line-up just off Whitewater Road and travel through downtown Cherokee then turn onto U.S. 441 and end at the Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds. 

“Kids and kids in older bodies will be thrilled with the sights and sounds of an old-time Christmas.  With all of the gloomy news we have experience in 2010, we hope that our Christmas parade and Fairgrounds holiday activities will remind everyone of the true meaning of Christmas and the hope for a bright 2011!  From cartoon characters to special Christmas floats to marching bands, this year’s parade promises to be a holly, jolly and fun time for everyone.” 

A Christmas Bazaar is scheduled at the Fairgrounds on Saturday from 8am – 8pm, and a Band Concert will be held immediately following the Parade.  Bring your own chair to the concert. 

Info:  Cherokee Welcome Center (828) 554-6490.