The Fayette County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the Grand Marshals for the November 26, 2017 Christmas Parade are Fayette County Sheriff Vernon Stanforth, Fire Chief Tom Youtz, and Washington Court House Police Chief Brian Hottinger.
“Several worthy nominations were received for the position of Grand Marshal. From those nominations the committee felt that the leaders of our local peace officers and first responders were the best choice for this year given the Peace on Earth parade theme,” explained Chamber President Whitney Gentry.
The nomination submitted by a local citizen stated, “By honoring the leadership of our Sheriff, Police and Fire/Rescue Departments, we honor the men and women committed to serve and protect the citizens of Fayette County. Our peace officers, fire fighters, and EMTs keep watch 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Recognizing them in this year’s Christmas Parade would demonstrate our support and appreciation of the difficult task they undertake and the enormous responsibility they shoulder.
“We hope that everyone will remember and be thankful that all peace officers and first responders put their lives on the line every day to help keep Peace in Fayette County and on earth,” said Gentry.
All three honorees were very appreciative and look forward to being part of the parade, however Chief Youtz has another commitment and will not be able to attend.
Entries are still being accepted for the parade and can be obtained at the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce Office, 206 E. Court Street, or online at www.fayettecountyohio.com. There is no cost to enter the parade, and Costumes for All Occasions is offering free costume rental to anyone in the parade (refundable deposit required). For more information on how to enter, call the Chamber office at 740.335.0761