Grand Marshals Donnie and Teresa Fergus will lead the parade at the La Vergne Old Timers Festival on Saturday, Sept. 18.
Donnie Fergus’ grandfather bought the property he currently lives on in 1920, according to La Vergne Parks Director David McGowen.
“The Fergus family has farmed in La Vergne for more than a century,” McGowen said. “This is the 22nd year that Donnie and Teresa have participated in the Old Timers Festival, and we felt it fitting to honor them for their commitment to the city and the festival.”
The traditional parade starts at 10 a.m. and travels from La Vergne City Hall along Murfreesboro Road to Veterans Memorial Park. This year’s theme for the Festival is “Historical Harvest.”
The Festival includes demonstration of log splitting, blacksmithing, a stained-glass workshop, rug braiding, and a musket demonstration.
More than 45 arts and crafts vendors are scheduled to participate, as well as approximately 10 food vendors and local civic groups. A kid-friendly collection of activities is planned.