Shirley Fox Rogers was honored Thursday evening during a reception at the La Follette United Methodist Church.

Rogers is the 2018 grand marshal of the annual Campbell County Christmas parade. Before she leads off the parade on Saturday, Rogers was celebrated at a private reception Thursday night.

TOP PHOTO:  Rogers, in the black dress, was celebrated by a room full of folks.  MORE PHOTOS HERE (COURTESY OF TODD OVERBAY)

For more than 20 years, Rogers was the driving force behind the annual parade that brought smiles to the faces of many children and adults.  The large group of people that turned out last night was a fitting expression of appreciation to all the years of Rogers efforts over the years.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 11/30/2018-6AM-PHOTO COURTESY OF PAM WEBB)