Ed Santarelli is the 2016 Freedom Festival Parade Grand Marshal!
The Ludington Area Jaycees announced today that Ed Santarelli, President of Ludrock, has been chosen as the 2016 4th of July Freedom Festival Parade Grand Marshal.
The Jaycees received 11 nominations from the community for this award and the Grand Marshal was chosen based on a vote of the general membership.
Lexi Alvesteffer, Freedom Festival Parade Committee Member, said “Ludrock Nation has become a driving force in our community by combining their love of music and Ludington, with their desire to support local charitable initiatives. The Jaycees are pleased that their President and leader, Ed Santarelli, has accepted the nomination. Ed, himself, embodies this year’s parade theme ‘Service to Humanity is the Best Work of Life’, and is surrounded by an amazing group that share his passion.”
Upon acceptance of the nomination, Ed had this to say: “I am truly humbled. It’s important that this honor is shared with the entire community. Without the support and efforts of many, Ludrock’s successes would not be possible. This belongs to all of them. I’ve been blessed to have played a small part in a remarkable journey.”
As Grand Marshal, Ed Santarelli will lead the 2016 Freedom Festival Grand Parade which is scheduled for Monday, July 4th at 2 pm in downtown Ludington.
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