Everybody has owned one at one time or another. Some people have been cursed with multiple ones over their life-time, often provided by well-meaning parents, aunts or uncles.
I’m talking about the ugly sweater.
Mine was a Christmas sweater, dark green with a muddy-looking flower print. It just screamed “the person who gave me this hates me!”
Well, the City of Marietta is providing you with a chance to proudly march forward and display that hideous woven tangle of crass, badly-tinted yarn at the inaugural Ugly Sweater Parade on Thursday November 30.
The following announcement reprinted from the Marietta website gives the details:
Marietta Parks, Recreation & Facilities is proud to announce “Marietta’s Ugly Sweater Parade” is back during Marietta’s Christmas Tree Lighting event on Thursday, November 30th! The parade was such a hit in its inaugural year, that a limited number of automobiles will be allowed this year. Don your ugliest of Holiday sweaters (family appropriate) and join Santa in his parade to the Square!
The Marietta Ugly Sweater Holiday Parade is part of the Christmas Tree Lighting Festival, which is held annually. This traditional, old fashioned day of family fun is centered on the Christmas Tree Lighting celebration, and includes choir performances, meet and greets with Santa Claus, and the annual lighting of the tree. The .4-mile parade will step off at 4:45PM at Marietta City Hall Upper Parking Deck, travel down Lawrence St, around the Square and ends at Glover Park via East Park Square.
Any individual, organization, group, business or other entity that desires to participate in the parade must submit an application. All forms must be completed in their entirety and received by Marietta Parks, Recreation & Facilities prior to the deadline.
*The City of Marietta reserves the right to cancel any events at any time due to an Executive Order issued by Governor Brian Kemp due to COVID-19 or any other outside factors.
For more information or to register please visit the website.
Application Deadline: 5:00PM, November 10, 2023
The City of Marietta is the county seat of Cobb County. The latest estimate from the U.S. Census Bureau puts the population of the city at 60,867 which makes it the largest city in Cobb County by population.
However, the city is in a neck-and-neck race with fast-growing Smyrna, whose population was 56,666 at the last estimate.
|Marietta city, Georgia|
|Population, Census, April 1, 2020||60972|
|Population, Census, April 1, 2010||56579|
|Age and Sex|
|Persons under 5 years, percent||6.7%|
|Persons under 18 years, percent||21.8%|
|Persons 65 years and over, percent||13.2%|
|Female persons, percent||49.9%|
|Race and Hispanic Origin|
|White alone, percent||53.4%|
|Black or African American alone, percent(a)||32.3%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)||0.6%|
|Asian alone, percent(a)||1.9%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)||0.0%|
|Two or More Races, percent||4.7%|
|Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)||15.7%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent||46.4%|
|Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020||16.6%|
|Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020||44.0%|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020||$310,100|
|Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020||$1,856|
|Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020||$526|
|Median gross rent, 2016-2020||$1,145|
|Families & Living Arrangements|
|Persons per household, 2016-2020||2.39|
|Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020||77.9%|
|Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020||23.7%|
|Computer and Internet Use|
|Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020||95.1%|
|Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020||86.6%|
|High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020||88.6%|
|Bachelor’s degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020||44.0%|
|With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020||6.3%|
|Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent||20.2%|
|In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020||67.2%|
|In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020||61.2%|
|Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c)||264544|
|Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c)||1584232|
|Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c)||1129407|
|Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c)||1976915|
|Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c)||$33,875|
|Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020||28.5|
|Income & Poverty|
|Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020||$59,594|
|Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020||$36,112|
|Persons in poverty, percent||14.1%|
|All firms, 2012||10501|
|Men-owned firms, 2012||4934|
|Women-owned firms, 2012||4186|
|Minority-owned firms, 2012||4286|
|Nonminority-owned firms, 2012||5502|
|Veteran-owned firms, 2012||1015|
|Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012||8663|
|Population per square mile, 2010||2451.4|
|Land area in square miles, 2010||23.08|