Murfreesboro's annual Christmas Parade will be dedicated to the memory of Angie Walker, who was killed during the Nov. 6 tornado that hit the Christiana community of Rutherford County.
The annual parade is sponsored by the family-owned WGNS Radio and Angie Walker, as wife of the station's president, organized the parade for more than 17 years, "always greeting people with a smile and a hug if you needed it," a release from WGNS Radio said.
The annual Murfreesboro Christmas Parade takes place starting at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 and weaves its way through downtown Murfreesboro.
Angie reminded people that this was a Christmas Parade honoring the real reason for the season and would never be reduced to a politically correct “holiday parade,” the release said.
Her life touched many in Rutherford County through her commitment to her church, her family and this community.
She was a member of New Vision Baptist Church.
Angie Walker was a University of Memphis graduate and graduated from MTSU with her Masters. She served as an Adjunct Psychology Professor at MTSU.
Angie Walker is survived by her husband, Scott Walker, President of WGNS Radio, children, Reed Severy Walker and Olivia Love Walker.
Murfreesboro Christmas Parade Information
The theme of the annual Christmas Parade will be "A Christmas Story."
As in years past, the parade will start near the Middle Tennessee Boulevard / East Main Street intersection and head West towards the hHstoric Rutherford County Square. The location for the end of the parade will be on West Main Street at Walnut Street, just past the courthouse.
MTSU President Dr. Sidney A. McPhee and First Lady Elizabeth McPhee are the grand marshals of the Murfreesboro Christmas Parade.
Dr. Sidney A. McPhee, the tenth president of Middle Tennessee State University, has presided over one of the most remarkable periods of growth and progress in the institution's century-plus of service. First Lady Elizabeth McPhee was an educator and retired about seven years ago. Since then, she focuses more on supporting her husband's works at the university and is True Blue in every sense.
WGNS News Radio has sponsored the parade for 33 years along with The Noon Exchange Club, Stones River Amateur Radio Club, ATMOS Energy, and Franklin Synergy Bank.