2018 Festival Marshals
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Tracy & Connie Thorpe serving as this year's Festival marshals
last update 08292018
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The 2018 Oldtime Farming Festival Marshals elected by the Festival members are Tracy and Connie Thorpe, lifelong farming residents of Centerburg. They will ride in the Oldtime Farming Festival parade at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 15, 2018.
They previously appeared as OFF Marshals in the USA Days Parade in Centerburg June 30 and will appear in the Hartford Day parade on September 8.
The Thorpe family has been farming in the Centerburg area for more than 100 years. They currently farm approximately 1100 acres in grain. Previously, they also raised hogs for more than 30 years.
Tracy and Connie have three children: Maria (Anthony) Mattix, TJ (Micah) Thorpe and Jessi (James) Waggoner, all of Centerburg. The pride and joy of the family are the grandchildren: Lexi, Easton, Kolt and Mavrik. The whole family is involved in farming.
The family says their favorite parts of the Oldtime Farming Festival are the Kiddie Pedal Tractor Pull and the Old-fashioned Pie Auction.
Pictured from left are Lexi, Anthony, Maria, Micah, TJ, Connie, Tracy, Easton, Kolt, Mavrik, Jessi and James.
Beginning with the first Oldtime Farming Festival Parade, the Parade Marshals were 1995 Harold Cordle, 1996 Ed Johnson, 1997 Don Fuller family, 1998 Cabot Rea, and 1999 Centerburg Public Librarians Mary Stopher, Jan Hendrickson and Mishelle Durbin. In 2000 the title was changed to Festival Marshal and the ones who have served are 2000 Frank Griffith, 2001 Susie Oswalt and Wilbur Buxton, 2002 Wally Thomen, 2003 Ced Coonfare, 2004 Don McCracken, 2005 Bill Saunders, 2006 Dr. William Emlich, 2007 Dessell White, 2008 Chuck and Carol Link, 2009 Ken Crego, 20101 Gail Morey, 2011 Fred Wade, 2012 Gary White, 2013 Jim Eckhart, 2014 Harold Cochran, 2015 Russell Smith, 2016 Jim Sherman and 2017 Doug Mulpas.
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