By TOMI L. WILEYSpecial to The Wilson Post
MT. JULIET -- Mt. Juliet will certainly be in the holiday spirit this Saturday when it hosts the annual Christmas Parade, including appearances by two men who are literally high-flyers: an astronaut and the jolly old elf himself.
Capt. Barry “Butch” Wilmore, formerly of Mt. Juliet and a graduate of Mt. Juliet High School who recently piloted the Space Shuttle Atlantis to and from the International Space Station, is slated to serve as this year’s Grand Marshal during the Christmas Parade, which begins at 11 a.m. Also setting down in town will be Santa himself, taking some time out of his hectic schedule to visit Mt. Juliet, so bundle up the kiddos and line them up.
The parade route will begin at West Wilson Elementary on N. Mt. Juliet Road and will end on Division Street. Get there early, because there’s always a crowd – and bring your folding chairs and blankets for added comfort.
The Mt. Juliet Noon Rotary Club will be stationed with their mobile concession trailer at the Valley Center this weekend for the annual Mt. Juliet Christmas Parade. They will be offering pastries, sausage biscuits, coffee, and hot chocolate to keep you warm as you take in the parade. The proceeds will help fund various community projects here in Mt. Juliet and they would greatly appreciate your support. The Mt. Juliet Noon Rotary Club is a not for profit community service oriented club made up various business professionals in and around Mt. Juliet.
For more information about the Mt. Juliet Christmas Parade, call 758-6522.
Editor’s Note: Tomi L. Wiley is the editor of The Chronicle of Mt. Juliet. She may be contacted at Editor@thechronicleofmtjuliet.com.