On Friday, May 7, Dolly led her parade down the Parkway in Pigeon Forge. People had their lawn chairs set up along the route before noon. the parade started at 6 p.m. The crowd on parade watchers were not disappointed.
The parade included many performers from the different theaters in the Pigeon Forge area. There were also groups from as far away as Bristol, Tenn., and Louisville, Ky. The parade lasted more than an hour and a half, and it was definitely a fun evening.
We’ve all heard the expression “A picture is worth a thousand words.” Most of us have probably used that phrase more than once… and I’m about to use it again. So with each picture from Friday’s parade being worth ‘a thousand’ words … Here’s several thousand words for you all this morning!
Some of the picture’s you’ll see below are not just from the parade, but a little of what you’ll see if you visit Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville. The Tennessee Smokies, The Titanic (museum), and the Aquarium are just a few of the places to visit. You can’t have a parade without Santa, so they even had Santa and his reindeer on hand – from The Christmas Place in Pigeon Forge. And remember, Kenny Chesney and the Judds were not there, those are some of the great impersonators from Memories Theater.And of course, we have our green furry friend from WIVK radio in Knoxville!
The only thing wrong with going to Pigeon Forge for three days, is that you just don’t have enough time to do everything you want to do. maybe next time I can plan a little longer trip. Hope all of you will think about visiting Pigeon Forge, too. Not just Pigeon Forge, but Gatlinburg and Sevierville. The three cities are close together, and there’s lots to do in every one of them!
Time for me to head out. You guys enjoy your Sunday. And to all the Mom’s … Happy Mother’s Day!