Downtown Parade of Lights for tonight on tap – WGAU


Tonight is parade night in Athens: The Downtown Parade of Lights begins at 7 a.m. and culminates in the lighting of the tree in front of the town hall.

From the website of the Government of Athens-Clarke Co …

The Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County and the Athens Downtown Development Authority are proud to present the Downtown Parade of Lights. The theme for this year is “A superhero vacation.” All participants are encouraged to embrace this year’s theme by highlighting heroes: real and / or fictional.

The ACC Downtown Parade of Lights is a “rain-or-shine” event. If the safety of participants and spectators becomes a problem due to storms, the parade can be canceled by the organizer.

The ACC Downtown Parade of Lights is subject to local COVID-19 case numbers and is subject to change or cancellation to ensure public health and safety.

Check out who is attending this year’s event and who Marching orders.

Meet this year’s Parade Marshals, real superheroes who served the community during the COVID-19 pandemic:

Laura Breckenridge, Piedmont Athens Regional Laura is a registered nurse in the Cardiac Telemetry field. She became the Promise 360 ​​Champion for Piedmont Athens Regional in 2021. Laura was honored for highlighting the core values ​​of Piedmont far beyond that – patient-oriented care, teamwork, personal responsibility and future orientation. Laura is honored to represent her colleagues from the Piedmont region of Athens who have done their best during the COVID pandemic to make a positive difference to the lives of their patients and the Athens community. Thank you Laura!

Luke Duncan, St. Mary’s Health Care System Luke is a Registered Nurse in St. Mary’s Neurosciences Critical Care Unit. He recently received the St. Mary’s DAISY Award for Excellence in Nursing for the exceptional care it provides to critically ill patients and their families. Luke is honored to be here today to represent all of St. Mary’s colleagues who have been so strong and compassionate during the challenges of the COVID pandemic. Thank you, Lukas!

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