Grand Marshals

Andrea Schopf has been named our 2018 Gladiolus Festival Grand Marshal. Andrea was president for 13 festivals from 2000-2012, and a board member for over 20 years. Being president meant more to her than having a title or a position of authority. To Andrea, it was more like being a mother to a child. She cared for the Glad Fest as if it were her own; she loved it, nurtured it, defended it, and dreamed about its future.  We are grateful for her leadership and we will always remember Andrea for doing anything and everything to maintain and support our community’s treasured tradition. Andrea was employed by Municipal Bank for 37 years and was married to Jim and has a son Jimmy. They will ride in Saturday’s parade in her honor.