The La Vergne Parks and Recreation department selected the Old Timers Festival parade grand marshal as Theowauna Hatchett, principal at La Vergne High School and a longtime city resident.
The Old Timers Festival is scheduled for Oct. 16-17. The theme will be “Crusin’ Thru the Ages,” the city said in a release.
A concert will be Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. that will feature Mike Oldham and the Tone Rangers.
Most of the events will take place Oct. 17.
The annual parade will start Oct. 17 at 10 a.m. at La Vergne City Hall and will travel down Murfreesboro Road and end at Veterans Memorial Park. The festival will continue until 3:30 p.m., and the city invited everyone to return to the park at 7 p.m. for Music in the Park.
There will be live music Oct. 17 on two stages. At 11:30 a.m., the Uptown Country Band and Phoenix Rising will play, and at 2 p.m., Sam Rourk Acoustic and Zone Status will take the stage. The headliner act, Resurrection – A Journey Tribute Band, will perform at 7 p.m.
Other attractions Oct. 17 will include a vintage car show; vendors; a children’s zone; blacksmithing and soap-making demonstrations; food trucks; and more.
Hatchett, the grand marshal, has served as both principal and vice principal at different schools locally. She previously taught special education and coached basketball. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Maryville College and a master’s degree in special education from Middle Tennessee State University. Hatchett also has an instructional leadership license from Bethel University and a doctoral degree in learning organizations and strategic change from Lipscomb University.
“I would not have obtained multiple degrees or any of the educational positions that I have held if it were not for the efforts of my former teachers, coaches and administrators,” said Hatchett.