Permit

Winchester Mayor Terry Harrell, from left, and City Administrator Beth Rhoton present American Legion Post 44 Commander Ray Cobb with a permit that allows a Veterans Day Parade to be held in downtown Winchester on Nov. 10.

The city of Winchester has given the go-ahead to have a Veterans Day Parade by issuing an event permit to American Legion Post 44 Commander Ray Cobb.

The event will be held on Nov. 10 at 2 p.m.

The parade will begin in the old Food Lion parking lot and proceed down Highway 41A to the Oldham Theater and turn left. It will end at the corner of Vine Street and Moore-Cortner Funeral Home.

There will be no parking on the Winchester Square that day because the parking area for vehicles will be open for pedestrians to view the parade, Cobb said.

Highway 41A and its cross streets will be closed from about 1:45 p.m. until the parade ends.

There will be a reception in the American Legion hall for veterans and their guests after the parade. The gathering is being sponsored by WZYX radio.

Cobb summed up the parade’s highlights.

“This year’s parade will be larger than last year’s,” he said. “We have several more floats, National Guard units and ROTC units in this year’s parade.”

Cobb said participants from as far away as Ashland City and Dickson will be on hand as well as local veterans.

Veterans who would like to participate in the parade may drive their own vehicles and line up behind the banner of when they served.

Spectators are also being advised to show up early to ensure they get a good spot along the parade route.

The crowd for the event is expected to be between 4,000 and 5,000 people.

Cobb said float entries from groups and organizations are still being accepted.

For more information, call 931-308-8914.