Wilson named Korschgen Grand Marshal

YMCA director honored for years of youth commitment.


FORT MADISON - The Charlie Korschgen 4th of July Kiddie Parade committee announced today that Ryan Wilson has been named grand marshal for the 112th annual Parade.
The committee aways looks for an individual that has supported the parade or performed great service to the youth of the area.
Ryan fits this role as has been an employee of the YMCA since 2008 and was promoted to CO/Executive Director in 2012.  During his tenure there, he has been instrumental in such activities as the development of the YMCA Summer Camp Program, the introduction of free preschool and the operation and program development of the City Swimming Pool among many other YMCA sponsored events.
He has coached various youth athletic programs, both in schools and the YMCA.
Ryan is also a member of many local organizations.
Registration for the parade will be open at 8:30 a.m. at the west entrance to Lincoln School with some groups forming up on the Lincoln School playground and others in the 1400 block of Avenue G.
The 112th annual parade will kick off from 14th and Avenue G at 10 a.m. and proceed down Avenue G to the Loyal of the Moose parking lot at 622 Avenue G where members of the Moose Lodge will provide  treats to all the parade participants as the committee starts announcing the category winners and hands out trophies and prize money to the top 3 winners of the 10 categories.
The Loyal of the Moose has provided this service to the parade for 78 years and is greatly appreciated by all as July 4th weather has been unpredictable.
Anyone having any questions about the parade may contact the chairman, Andy Andrews, at 319-37l-5379 or co-chairman Rusty Andrews at 319-470-9413.
The committee is always in need of more assistance the day of the parade to help keep the children in categories and safe along the parade route.

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