Lining both sides of Kingston Pike from Lendon Welch Way, at the entrance to Farragut High School, west to Boring Road, a crowd estimated by Town of Farragut officials to be “10,000 or more” enjoyed 34th Annual Farragut Independence Day Parade Monday morning, July 4.
With a Knox County Sheriff’s Office helicopter flying overhead, more than 90 of the scheduled 95 parade entries took part — mainly representing Town and local businesses, non-profit groups and politicians — as partly cloudy skies and an occasional cool breeze helped make an otherwise hot morning bearable.
It was a colorful, U.S. Navy themed — and even cold-blooded in terms on on-site pets — Farragut Independence Day Parade Monday morning, July 4. Visiting sailors and officers from the USS Farragut destroyer were among more than 90 Parade entries, which also included the Tennova Healthcare entry and its CEO Tony “Uncle Sam” Benton. Parade Grand Marshal Cheri Intveld, co-owner of Euphoric Cheese Shop, was joined by her sister, Faye Intveld and Emily Burritt. Jack Parrott, 13, brought along his bearded dragon Ragmar, age 3.