Nominations are now being accepted for Grand Marshal of the 22nd annual Millersville Community-University Parade, a collaborative effort between Millersville University, the Millersville Borough and the surrounding community. The Grand Marshal has the honor of riding in the parade’s lead vehicle. The parade is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, October 13, 2018. The 2018 parade theme is “Pennsylvania Proud,” and over 20,000 are expected to attend and/or participate in the annual fall parade.
The Grand Marshal is selected each year based on his or her significant contributions to the Millersville Community. All nominees must live or work in the Millersville community. Nominations can be submitted in the form of a one-page letter explaining the nominee’s specific impact on the Millersville community. The nominator must include the name, address and phone number. Nominations must be received by July 31, 2018.
Nominations can be mailed to The Millersville Community-University Parade, Millersville University, Office of the Vice President for Advancement, PO Box 1002 Millersville, PA 17551-0302. Please call 717-871-7500 with any questions about the Grand Marshal or to inquire about participating in the Millersville Community-University Parade; or visit the parade website: www.parade.millersville.edu
The Millersville Community-University Parade was established in 1997 by a group of volunteers dedicated to improving relationships between the borough of Millersville, Millersville University, Manor Township and surrounding communities. Since then, the Millersville Community-University Parade has quickly evolved into one of Lancaster County’s largest and most dynamic parades. Previous grand marshals included John Herr, Lynette Trout, Dorothy Bender, Jim Eshleman, Dr. William Duncan, Dr. Joseph Caputo, Steve DiGuiseppe, Harold “Skip” Rhodes, Ralph and Judy Anttonen, Benjamin F. and Polly H. Kauffman, Mary Ann and Phil Gerber, David W. Patterson, Dr. Francine G. McNary, Andrew T. Scheid, Richard Moriarty, Dr. William McIlwaine, Kitty Glass and James Pontz.