Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Collegedale-Ooltewah Christmas Parade 2012

Watching a small town parade is a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Add warm temperatures and beautiful weather and you have a day made in holiday heaven. We arrived an hour before the scheduled start time in order to ensure a great picture taking spot that allowed for easy exiting after the parade. As it turned out, our chosen spot was perfect. I do not know who or what group was in charge of the holiday parade, but I must say kudoos to them. This year's parade was one of the best I have seen. I was totally blown away by it. Although the parade pictures do not do it justice, they will allow you to see a few of the wonderful participants of the parade. 

Little Debbie Parkway before the parade.

Collegedale police officers making sure the parade path is clear.

Let the Collegedale-Ooltewah parade begin.

Patriotic start to the parade.

Emergency vehicles

Fire engine

Tri-community emergency vehicle 

Up close to the emergency vehicle

Fire engine with ladder

Ooltewah High School Marching Band

Ooltewah High School Color Guard

Chattanooga Choo Choo, Ooltewah High School Band

Ooltewah High School Red Hots

Really large snack cakes anyone?

Little Debbie snack cakes, delicious!

The people who make Little Debbies

East Hamilton Color Guard

East Hamilton Marching Band

Cool old Car

I am Goofy!

Christmas decorated truck

Side view of a Christmas decorated truck.

Very large, very white dog. Isn't he cute?

Love the wheels. I want peppermint colored wheels.

Really old car.

Military vehicles decorated for Christmas.

Please remember and pray for all the soldiers who will not be home for Christmas.

Military vehicle

Reminds me of Mash

Thanks for reading about what to do in Chattanooga and the special events being held in this great town. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Be sure to check out the Holiday Starlight Parade and the Lighted Boat Parade Pictures.