In honor of Labor Day, the annual Whitwell parade will commence Monday, Sept. 4, starting at 9 a.m.
Spectators are encouraged to plan accordingly with traffic and crowds. As the annual parade for the city, people from the entire county are encouraged to come and see. Floats and the procession include community leaders such as the Shriners, the Princesses and Pearls pageant participants, the Miss Whitwell and Miss Labor Day winners. As well as the senior citizen pageant category winner, and the Whitwell high school band.
The fire department will participate in honor of Todd Brown. Additionally Todd Brown has been named Grand Marshall and his wife, Rockie Brown, and mother, Peggy Brown, will ride in the parade in his stead.
The Miss Whitwell and Miss Labor Day winners will be announced sometime at the beginning of the Sept. 2 concert. Miss Whitwell is chosen from the Whitwell High School applicants. For the first time, Miss Labor Day has two age categories. Winners will be selected from ages 25 to 54 and 55 and up. This is in an effort to include and celebrate the many women of the community.
Many will ride four wheelers, horses, and their floats. They are still open for organizations and businesses that want to participate. Businesses and organizations are encouraged to contact Whitwell City Hall for more information at (423) 658-5151.