Former Congressman Bart Gordon will serve as the Grand Marshall of the Murfreesboro Christmas Parade on Sunday, Dec. 12.

The parade will start from Main Street at Middle Tennessee State University at 2 p.m. The parade ends at the courthouse on the historic square.

During his 26 years as a Congressman, Gordon worked to secure over $24 million in federal grants to plan and develop the Murfreesboro Greenway System, which opened 25 years ago. The first three 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 said he would like to see an average of one mile of greenway added per year, eventually connecting with Smyrna and Nashville.

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

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