July 4 ‘home’ celebrations promoted

While Town of Farragut officials said they are “deeply saddened” by the cancellation of annual Town of Farragut Independence Day Parade — “traditionally an event with a crowd of 8,000 or more, plus another 1,500 or more participants” according to a Town press release — an alternative “home” celebration is encouraged.

As a result, plans for “Festive Fourth at Home” are under way.

“We are asking Farragut residents to decorate their yards, decorate their cars, trucks, etc., dress up in patriotic garb and/or host a socially distanced get-together on their front lawn during the ‘normal’ parade time of 9:30 to 11 a.m. on (Saturday), July 4, and we will encourage others to do a drive-by, walk or bicycle to view the festivities,” the release further stated. “We are asking the neighborhoods (businesses also — if they are inclined) to tell the Town in advance so we can add them to the list, and a map that will be posted on the Farragut Parks and Recreation website.  

“The Parks and Recreation staff will promote via the newspaper and social media prior to July 4 and will also post all the wonderful decorations on the day of the event.”

Town officials asks participating to send the name of your street/subdivision to media@townoffarragut.org by 5 p.m., Thursday, July 2, “and we will get you on the published map/list,” the release stated.

“We look forward to 2021 and getting back to normal with the resumption of our traditional parade.”