Downtown’s Holiday Starlight Parade, Lighted Boat Parade, And Fireworks Finale Is Saturday

Friday, December 07, 2012

Two great Chattanooga traditions, the Holiday Starlight Parade and the Lighted Boat Parade are this Saturday.  

The Holiday Starlight Parade, presented by Volkswagen Chattanooga, begins at 6 p.m. at 5th and Market, travels in front of the Tennessee Aquarium and turns down Broad Street, where it will disperse at 5th and Broad. Following the street parade at 7 p.m. will be the Lighted Boat Parade, organized by MarineMax. Decorated boats will be parading on the Tennessee River between the Veterans and Olgiati Bridges. The boat parade and fireworks show are presented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 175.  

The fireworks display will be shot at 8 p.m. from Renaissance Park, making Ross’s Landing the primary viewing area.

A limited number of vendors will be at Ross’ Landing selling hot drinks and snacks, and Santa’s elves will be at the waterfront handing out candy.  The traditional live Nativity scene will also be presented on site by First Baptist Soddy Daisy.

To further enhance the evening, downtown property owners are being asked to turn on their decorative lights, illuminating over 120 buildings for the holidays and winter season.

Media partners for the Holiday Starlight Parade and Lighted Boat Parade are WRCB-TV3 and Sunny 92.3 radio. Logistics for the street parade are being handled by The City of Chattanooga Parks And Recreation Department. These events are produced by Chattanooga Presents!


Cleveland For A No Kill City Seeks Volunteers, Donations For Transport Team

In its continuing two-year effort to make and then keep Bradley County shelters no kill, Cleveland for a No Kill City has launched a new volunteer team to help get animals out of the SPCA of Bradley County and to areas of the country where they’ll have a better chance at finding loving, forever families, said officials. C4NKC’s new “transport team” is responsible for organizing ... (click for more)

AVA’s Annual Juried Members Exhibition Opens Dec. 5

The Association for Visual Art’s Annual Juried Members Exhibition opens Dec. 5 and will run through Jan. 2 at AVA Gallery, 30 Frazier Ave.  There will be an opening reception Dec. 5 from 5:30-8 p.m.  Gallery hours are Thursday-Saturday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.  Admission is free.  This show for AVA members only will feature, by juror selection, some of the best ... (click for more)

County Schools Have Plan To Put Security Cameras At Every School

The Hamilton County Schools have a plan to put security cameras in every school, Supt. Rick Smith told the County School Board Thursday night. He said the money would come from the $2,201,000 the schools received last year from the sale of the old Ooltewah Elementary School property. The proposal must get approval from the School Board at the December meeting, then from the ... (click for more)

Lookout Mountain, Ga., Raises Sewer Rates; Joins In Kudzu Fight

The Lookout Mountain, Ga., City Council on Thursday night approved an increase in sewer charges. The council approved ordinance 281 increasing sewer rates to $6 per 100 cubic feet of water from the previous rate of $4.77.  The new increase will be in effect in January 2015.    City Manager Brad Haven said the town will be replacing the flow meter for ... (click for more)

Don't Allow Us To Be Overrun By People Who Do Not Belong Here - And Response (5)

Thank you, Senator Corker, for your clear, concise evaluation of the president's attempt to bypass Congress and personally and independently establish national policy that violates our current immigration laws.   Our long-standing failure to enforce our laws to control illegal immigration across our southern border has made this country less safe and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Quick! Arm Our Guards

When I learned last Wednesday that Chattanooga’s leading hospital, in a ridiculous attempt to be more “family friendly,” planned to disarm its security guards. I was aghast but decided to wait for the proper “incident” to illustrate how stupid members of our “free thought society” can sometimes be. It took exactly one week. A bit after midnight on Thursday morning a gunman appeared ... (click for more)