Parade Grand Marshal Darryl Worley to perform
The 2015 Grand Marshal for Lebanon's Dec. 6 Christmas Parade will be Lebanon resident and famed country music artist Darryl Worley, the City of Lebanon and Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce recently announced.
Worley's 15-year-long musical career has resulted in roughly 20 hit singles and three chart-topping songs - "Awful, Beautiful Life," "Have You Forgotten" and "I Miss My Friend."
Worley and his family will lead the parade on a festive float, from which he will perform Christmas songs. It will be a perfect match for the theme of this year's parade, "Songs of Christmas," organizers said. The theme correlates with Wilson County's growing music scene. Participants in the parade have been encouraged to pick a musical theme for their entries and to play or perform their favorite holiday selections throughout the parade.
Large balloons purchased by Anytime Fitness, Home Instead Senior Care and Wilson County Chevrolet Buick GMC Hyundai will also be featured in the parade.
The 2015 Lebanon Christmas Parade will begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6 at the old Lebanon High School. From there, it will travel to Park Avenue, to East Main Street, around the Lebanon Public Square and down West Main Street, where it will end in the parking lot of DT McCall & Sons.
Organizers are encouraging local businesses and organizations to enter floats in the parade. The cost to participate in the parade is $25 per entry. Participants may also request to be judged on overall appearance, creativity and adherence to theme for a chance to win cash prizes in one of five divisions: church, commercial, civic, youth and horse. Applications are available online at www.lebanonwilsonchamber.com or at the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce office on the Lebanon Public Square.