Friday, November 18, 2011
ETA: WRAL.com will have a live stream of the parade. It will be on the top of the front page of their website tomorrow morning.
RALEIGH -- Sure, the turkey and pumpkin pie aren't yet in the oven for Thanksgiving, but Raleigh will leap ahead to the next holiday on Saturday when the 2011 WRAL Raleigh Christmas Parade takes place downtown.
Route: The parade starts at Hillsborough and St. Mary's streets and heads east to the state Capitol. It briefly goes around the Capitol on Salisbury and Morgan streets before heading down Fayetteville Street to Lenoir Street.
Time: The procession begins at 9:40 a.m.
TV broadcast: 10 a.m. to noon on WRAL.
Grand marshal: "American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery. The parade will be good practice for the Garner High School senior, who'll appear in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York next week.
Other participants: Marching bands from Triangle high schools and floats from area clubs and businesses. And, of course, Santa Claus.
The parade's distinction: It's the largest Christmas parade between Atlanta and Washington.
After the parade: Check out nearby Pullen Park off Western Boulevard. The popular park reopens Saturday after a nearly two-year renovation.
Read more: http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/11/18/1652290/the-holidays-come-marching-in.html#ixzz1e6DFJhJU
SeaWorld Orlando has announced the musical acts that will perform in the 2012 edition of its Bands, Brew & BBQ Fest. The number of concerts has been doubled since last year, and they will be held on both Saturdays and Sunday during the event.
The lineup ranges from ’70s rockers to a country-tinged “American Idol” winner. The schedule is:
+ Feb. 11: Foreigner
+ Feb. 12: Gary Allan
+ Feb. 18: Trace Adkins
+ Feb. 19: Kenny Rogers
+ Feb. 25: Doobie Brothers
+ Feb. 26: Ronnie Dunn
+ March 3: Sara Evans
+ March 4: Scotty McCreery, the reigning “American Idol” champion.
Concerts are included in regular theme-park admission.
I know this isn't about Scotty but I feel this is something worth trending, as well. This child is 2 yrs old and is battling cancer. They live in NC, I'm not sure if they go to Scotty's church or not. But I've seen Ashley tweet asking for prayer for her as well as Ron Fowler, who does attend Scotty's church. Being a mother I cannot imagine going through something like this with one of my children.
**Just wanted everyone to know that I tweeted JennaWarriors and she replied that they do go to church with Scotty and his family**
JennaWarriors - twitter profile: