Saturday, May 31, 2014
The 2014 White Salmon Spring Festival Parade Grand Marshals are Brad Roberts, Marsha Holliston, Char Oldfield and Teunis Wyers.
The parade starts May 31, at 11 a.m.
These four individuals have given hundreds of hours over the years to help make the community a better, cleaner place, thanks to the Community Pride beautification effort, according to Chairman Amanda McDonald.
“When people decide to make a difference it’s awesome to see ages from 6 to 60-ish accomplish so much,” Oldfield said.
Wyers has lived in White Salmon for 21 years; previously he lived for 47 years in Hood River, where he maintains a law practice. He and his wife, Pat, have two children: daughter Johanna and son Teunis.
He has volunteered and been a part of many organizations: the Elks, American Legion, Back Country Horsemen, Mt. Adams Resource Stewards, Mt. Adams Chamber, Rotarian, Skyline Foundation Board, Camas Prairie Pioneer Association, U.S. Submarine Veterans and Community Pride Clean Up.
Roberts has lived in White Salmon for 27 years. He and his wife, Caroline, have two daughters: Jazmin and Taniya. He graduated from Humboldt State University in 1979. Brad has been a Rotarian for 23 years; a member of the Mt. Adams Chamber of Commerce for 19 years. Brad has been involved with Community Pride Clean-Up for many years.
Holliston has lived in White Salmon for 45 years. She has been involved with many organizations, including: religious education instructor at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Community Pride Core Committee co-chair for seven years, and a past Rotarian.
Art keeps Holliston centered, creative and relaxed. She has been fortunate to have pieces displayed in several galleries in the Gorge, presently at The Bold Orange in Cascade Locks.
Oldfield has lived at the top of Lyle-Snowden Road since 1990 on her husband Rick’s three-generation farm. She and Rick have two sons and four grandchildren.
Oldfield worked in the education field for over 14 years between White Salmon and Lyle school districts. She has been involved with many school programs and functions over the years, carnivals, PTAs, and class advisor.
— Provided by The Enterprise, White Salmon
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