Parade Marshals

Grand Marshals

2017 GRAND MARSHAL:  Tom Lynch

 

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Previous Grand Marshals

 

2016 – Renee Kelly
2015 – Neal & Donna Sawyer
2014 – Barbara Miller & Joyce Soetaert
2013 – Tamera Hudson
2012 – Denise and Mike Shannon
2011 – Jeff Fritz
2010 – Tony Soetaert & John Lynch
2009 – Jeff and Susie Meyers
2008 – Tom Coffman
2007 – Mary Brayton
2006 – Gary Montague
2005 – Pat Sullivan
2004 – Kevin Fern
2003 – JoAnn & Forrest Macaulay
2002 – Verne McNatt
2001 – Mayor Jim Allen
2000 – The Biddy Committee
1999 – Mike Mahoney
1998 – Debbie Cagwin
1997 – Jack & Judy Murray
1996 – John & Mary Bichelmeyer
1995 – Joe Mayo
1994 – Brian Busby
1993 – Helly Sullivan Brown
1992 – John & Mary Lynch
1991 – John Miller
1990 – Tony Soetaert
1989 – William “Dub” Donovan
1988 – Kathleen, Lucile, Marian & Virginia Houlehan
1987 – Father William Dolan
1986 – Frances Lally
1985 – Father Ken Kelly & Kate Lynch
1984 – Don Nachbar

History of the Parade
Some parades have their start due to a civic reason, some for military reasons. Most generally, they are planned well in advance and recorded by news media.

So how did the Shawnee Irish Parade begin?