Parade of Lights


Top left: An old fire truck carrying Oneonta mayor and council. Center left: Cleveland Panthers football team. Bottom left: Christmas candy float. Right: A young lad enjoys the ‘snow.’ -photos courtesy Blount-Oneonta Chamber of Commerce

Top left: An old fire truck carrying Oneonta mayor and council. Center left: Cleveland Panthers football team. Bottom left: Christmas candy float. Right: A young lad enjoys the ‘snow.’ -photos courtesy Blount-Oneonta Chamber of Commerce

It was a beautiful night for the Blount County Christmas Parade sponsored by MainStreet Family Care of Oneonta. We appreciate the City of Oneonta, the chamber board of directors, the Oneonta Police Department, the Blount County Sheriff’s Department, Oneonta Fire and Rescue, and the many other fire departments and law enforcement agencies that worked together to make this a safe, festive, and successful event.

Non-profit float contest winners are: Sleep in Heavenly Peace – Oneonta, first ($350); Blue Rockets Soccer Team, second ($250); and Oneonta Church of God, third ($150).

Grand Marshals were Friends of the Locust Fork River in recognition of 30 years of service to Blount County protecting and promoting the river and Blount County’s stunning natural beauty.

We thank everyone who participated in the parade; most of all we thank everyone who came out to enjoy it!