Pancakes, Parade and Tour of Homes, Lions Welcome December!

Monday, 26 November 2018

The first day of December is this Saturday and Cannon County residents will have many ways to welcome the month and the holiday season with the traditional activities of the Woodbury Lions Club.
A pancake breakfast will start the day at the Lions Club building. Lions Club members will prepare and serve pancakes and all the trimmings. During the morning, one of the busiest people of the season, Santa Claus will stop by with Mrs. Claus for visits and photo opportunities.
The Christmas Parade begins at Noon, stepping off from the corner of Adams and Main Street.   Anyone wishing to place an entry in the parade is invited to do so.  Please make sure your entry is readily and clearly identified on the passenger side, so that you can be identified during the broadcast of the parade.  The Woodbury Lions Club will provide a float for Santa to ride as the end of the parade; so since Santa is coming all this way during his busiest time of the year, we ask only that there be no look-alikes to confuse the children along the route, please.  No ATV type four- or three-wheelers are permitted.  Candy, etc. can be thrown for parade viewers, but only with care and caution; Lions battle blindness every day, we do not need to cause any at a Christmas Parade, nor do we need to get anyone stepped on or run over trying to reach candy right beside the parade itself.  We hope everyone in Cannon County and beyond can come enjoy this wonderful celebration that kicks-off the Christmas Season!   
Staging areas for participants are as follows:
·        Floats and Marching Bands:  Woodbury Grammar School Parking lot
·        Cars and other vehicles with no trailers (antiques, classics, tractors, dignitaries, etc):  Lions Club parking lot
·        Emergency Response Vehicles (Fire & Rescue):  Annie Cox Drive on west side of WGS (line up nose out starting at corner of Annie Cox and W Adams)
·        Horses and Mules:  Horses on one end and Mules on the other of the field near the Clayton Glenn Champions Arena behind the Ag Extension Office and Rescue Squad Building.  First ones arriving can choose their ends. 
·        Police and Flag Horse:  Middle Tennessee Electric Parking Lot 
Informational maps can be picked up at the UT Ag Extension Office on W Lehman Street.  The Parade Route will run from west to east down Main Street beginning at 12 pm.  There will be some congestion on W Adams(by-pass) and W Lehman Streets from 10:00 – 12:30 as the parade stages and steps off at noon.  Other routes through town will also be blocked or delayed as the parade makes its circle through town; so please plan your day and trips accordingly.  Main Street (US Highway 70S) will be blocked for nearly an hour as the parade passes through town.  The Parade will turn right (south) onto Highway 53 at McDonalds and First Bank.  It will then turn right (west) onto W Lester Street to pass behind the viewing windows at the Woodbury Nursing Center, so that residents there can enjoy the festivities from the warmth of the building (please wave as you go by!).  It will then turn left (south) onto College Street and right (west) onto W Lehman to conclude at the staging areas in which it started. 
The Woodbury Lions Club will host the Annual Christmas Tour of Homes on the evening of Saturday, December 1st from 4-8 pm.  With hospitality that would warm the heart of old Fezziwig himself, Cannon Countians will open their doors and welcome visitors to bask in the glow of Christmas Cheer.  Tickets are $6 and can be purchased from Lions Club Members or at the Lions Memorial Building on Saturday, December 1 during Pancake Breakfast with Santa from 7-10 am or at the time of Tour of Homes.   
Current Stops on the Tour:
1.      Lions Memorial Building; We Serve Circle; Woodbury (Includes the Carolyn Motley Christmas Village)
2.      Mark & Pat Weiland, 1634 Bradyville Rd, Readyville
3.      Cannon Inn, 132 Masey Drive, (Gerri & Ronnie Nichols), Woodbury
4.      Jeff & Jeannette Todd, 209 College St., Woodbury
5.      Chris Coats, 3809 John Bragg Hwy, Woodbury
6.      Tim & Kathy Gannon, 451 Todd Rd, Woodbury
7.      Bill Smith cabin, 1604 John Bragg Hwy, Woodbury
100% of the money goes back to serve our community.  So, come kick-off the Christmas Season by helping a great cause.