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Posted on: November 26, 2018

[ARCHIVED] '2018 Christmas Parade' honors the memory of Angela "Angie" Heydel Walker Dec. 9

Angie Walker Nov. 6 2018

The Dec. 9th '2018 Christmas Parade' this year honors Angie Walker who passed away during the November 6, 2018, tornado that hit the Christiana community of Rutherford County.

Angie was the Coordinator of the Annual Murfreesboro Christmas Parade, which this year takes place on December 9, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

She organized the parade for more than 17 years, always greeting people with a smile and a hug if you needed it.

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”.

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 Rutherford County Christmas Parade will be "A Christmas Story." The parade will be held on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 2PM.

As in years past, the parade will start near the Middle Tennessee Boulevard / East Main Street intersection and head West towards the historic 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.

Thursday (11/29/2018) was the deadline to enter the parade. Early figures show an increase in entries from previous years.  WGNS News Radio has sponsored the parade for 33-year along with The Noon Exchange Club, Stones River Amateur Radio Club, ATMOS Energy, and Franklin Synergy Bank.    For more information, contact Lee Ann Walker at 615-545-7222.

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