Participation was great, with city employees, volunteers, fire and rescue, police, community groups and businesses all participating in the event.
The busiest man on the block was David O. Wietlisbach, a Townsend City Commissioner and chair of the Christmas parade.
The parade began at Little River Railroad Museum and included the
seasons celebrity -- Santa -- in a horse-drawn carriage
provided by Willard Abbot.
State and Blount County officials included U.S. Congressman John Duncan, Blount County Highway Department Superintendent Bill Dunlap and Blount County Register of Deeds Penny Whaley.
- Tuckaleechee United Methodist Church -- 1st
- Apple Valley Riding Stables -- 2nd
- The Coada Family -- 3rd
- Robert Newman -- 1st
- Blue Smoke Cabins -- 2nd
- Larry Best -- 3rd
- Sam Riden -- 1st
- Tom Sims -- 2nd
- Need More Ranch -- 3rd
- Kayla McDowell -- 1st
Darrell Watkins attended the event and took these pictures for Blount Today.