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Elizabethton Downtown Christmas Parade won't change date for football championship

John Thompson • Nov 26, 2019 at 9:37 PM

ELIZABETHTON — Although there is a potential schedule conflict if the Elizabethton High School football team makes it to the Tennessee championship game, there won’t be a change in the date of the annual Christmas Parade, even if the Betsy Band would not be able to march in the parade. The Annual Downtown Elizabethton Christmas Parade will continue to be held on Saturday, Dec. 7.

The Elizabethton/Carter County Chamber of Commerce issued a press release Tuesday afternoon in which it said that “with conversation via social media bringing up the question of a date change for the 2019 Christmas parade, the Chamber would like to take the time to notify that our Christmas Parade will continue to take place on the originally scheduled date of Saturday, Dec. 7, at 6 p.m.

The release went on to say that “after much consideration, conversation and contact with those individuals and
 groups who are planning to participate in the upcoming Christmas Parade; the Chamber Board has decided to keep the scheduled date and time of Saturday, Dec. 7, at 6 p.m. for the 2019 Christmas Parade.

According to the Chamber, there are currently over 800 participants from among more than 50 different groups from Elizabethton and Carter County (and this number could grow) who are planning on participating in the parade. Since the parade’s date is annually set for the first Saturday in December, many of these groups have planned for months in advance and would not be able to take part in the event if the date or time were changed.

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