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City of Whitwell announces plans for Labor Day Parade and Pageant

After an absence of several years, officials with the City of Whitwell have formally-announced plans for a Labor Day Parade this year.

The annual parade, a local favorite that dates back several decades, was missed in 2020 and 2021 due to concerns related to COVID-19. The parade was planned again for 2022, however it was canceled last minute out of safety concerns due to rain on Labor Day morning.

Organizers took to the City’s Facebook Page today to make the announcement.

They say line-up will start near the Landing Zone restaurant on the south end of town, with the parade set to start at 9 AM CDT.

Officials say there will be no activities held or vendors setup at the Whitwell Ballpark this year due to a lack of volunteers, but they are planning to grow this for the 2024 celebration and are already taking sign-ups for next year’s events. For more information, contact City Hall at 423-658-5151.

Even without activities at the park, there’s still things to do on Labor Day Weekend in Whitwell…

On the Saturday before the parade, Sept. 2nd, the Miss Whitwell and Miss Labor Day 2023 Pageant will be held starting at 11 AM CDT at the Whitwell Middle School auditorium, presented by Princesses & Pearls.

The pageant is open to all ages and the cost for entry is $75 and is due by August 31st. For more information on the pageant including complete details and and registration forms CLICK HERE, or contact Paiton Patterson at 423-463-5339 or by email at paitonbryleighp@gmail.com for more information.

Following the pageant, the there will be a concert at Whitwell High School’s football stadium with fireworks following it at dark.

For the latest updates and more information on the upcoming events, stay up-to-date on the City of Whitwell’s Facebook Page or contact City Hall at 423-658-5151.