Parade grand marshals named for Grantville festivalFrom Staff Reports
Parade grand marshals for the upcoming Grantville Day Crosstie Festival will be two centenarians — Mrs. Daizell McCambry and Thomas Glanton — both of whom have a long history in Grantville.
The festival parade will start at 1 p.m. on Sept. 22.
The Shbossboys group that performed on America’s Got Talent and was voted on to Hollywood will be performing at 4:30 p.m., said Sandra Luttrell, festival director.
The Regulars Band, which has performed at the Macy’s Christmas celebration and has performed on television, will be the main band for the 6 p.m. street dance, she added. Charles Durrough, who has been inducted in the Country Hall of Fame in Atlanta, is performing at 3:30 p.m. Elvis Carden, well-known singer-song writer, performs at 3 p.m.
“We have other great musicians scheduled throughout the day,” she said.
The festival this year is a huge family-oriented event with arts/crafts, games, rides, raffles, and a wide selection of foods.
The 2012 Grantville Day Crosstie Festival honors veterans from all military branches and will have a special tribute to Vietnam veterans.
There will be a motorcycle benefit ride for Wounded Warriors at 11 a.m., and a canathon for local food banks.
The Grantville event runs 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. and admission is free for festival-goers.
The day ends with the street dance at 6 p.m.
To learn more about the event go to Grantvilledayfestival.com or call 770-583-9013 or 770-583-9900.