Bart Gordon to serve as Grand Marshall in Christmas Parade

On the 25th birthday of the Murfreesboro Greenway, Former Congressman Bart Gordon will serve as the Grand Marshall of the Murfreesboro Christmas Parade. Gordon will lead the parade starting from Main Street at Middle Tennessee State University on Sunday, Dec. 12, starting at 2 p.m. The parade ends at the courthouse on the historic square.

During his 26 years as a U.S. congressman, Gordon worked tirelessly to secure over $24 million in federal grants to plan and develop the Murfreesboro Greenway System. The first 3 miles of greenway opened Oct. 5, 1996 and has grown to approximately 15 miles of trail with 16 trailheads, two dog parks, several playgrounds, picnic shelters and river watercraft access points. Gordon would like to see an average of 1 mile of greenway added per year, eventually connecting with Smyrna and Nashville. The popular trail is enjoyed by hundreds of people a day for recreation, transportation, and as a way to connect with nature.

For more information about the Christmas Parade, contact Rachel Singer at 615-642-3723 or, or visit the Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Facebook event page at @MurfreesboroParksandRec.

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