“I think it’s quite an honor in the same year I am retiring as a teacher, and having been a longtime resident, to be chosen as the grand marshal for the Chester Fourth of July Parade,” said Greg McIntire.
He said the parade has always been a special event for his family, not just as parade watchers but also as active participants.
As a couple, he and wife, Cheri, used to square dance down Main Street on the Fourth of July.
As parents they were involved with the Girl Scouts of America, and their daughters, Chelsea and Stephanie, marched in the parade. One year, the family and the Scouts put together a tucked napkin float representing the American flag.
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Threatened species protection may be warranted for the gray wolf
The California Fish and Game Commission determined Wednesday that listing the gray wolf as an endangered species in the state may be warranted and declared it a candidate for future listing consideration.
The decision opens a status review to be done over the course of the next 12 months, after which the Commission could decide to list the wolf as an endangered species under state law.
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Longtime residents selected as grand marshals
Dink and Dave Rife used to walk the parade route clutching lawn chairs, but this year they will be driven in style as grand marshals of the Mohawk Valley Independence Day Parade.
“We were surprised and flattered,” said Dink during a recent interview. “It’s an honor to be selected in this community.”
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