Our own Margarete Hasserodt was Grand Marshal of the Islandfest Parade! She was recently honored as the Grosse Ile Rotary Citizen of the Year for 2008. The 6/6 edition of the Ile Camera has the touching presentation by Bill Swayze that highlights her contributions. Pete Rock one of our board members and local Rotarians drove the convertible. Since the Rotarians couldn't find the "Grand Marshal" sign, Margarete told the parade watchers she was the "Senior Prom Queen".
Further back in the parade a few of us marched along with the float pulled by Bruce Jones. Ellen Murphy and Monika Egerer volunteered to carry the banner, but we decided to let them distribute candy for the kids instead. We saw lots of our GINLC members watching the parade. Several offered the organization words of affirmation & encouragement. Our Treasurer, Ken Tilp, was pleased with the accolades. Next year he promises to distribute membership envelopes.
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