2016 Festival Marshal
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Jim Sherman
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Jim Sherman was elected as this year's Oldtime Farming Festival marshal. Jim's family members have been born and raised in the community of Centerburg since 1892. The fifth-generation farming family began with his great-great-grandfather, originally from New York. The original homestead is on Moody Road but Jim's family residence is on Peerless Road in Delaware County.
Jim Sherman Elected Oldtime Farming Festival Marshal
The farming continues on with his two sons, Bob and Tom (sixth generation). Tom is married and has given Jim and Denise their first grandson, Daniel.
The Shermans farm 800 acres of soybeans and corn. This year Jim and his sister Susan registered the farm as a Century Farm, one that has been farmed by the same family for at least 100 years.
Jim graduated from Centerburg High School and attended Ohio State University for three years and a half years. Besides farming, he worked for the U.S. Postal Services for 32 years, retiring February 1, 2014. He also found time to serve on the Soil and Water Board of Delaware County for the past 29 years and the Zoning Board of Porter Township for over 22 years.
Jim displays 15 to 25 farming tractors and implements each year at the Oldtime Farming Festival, and puts tractors in the annual parade. (He likes Allis Chalmers.) One year he served as a parade judge, as well.
Jim has been married to Denise (Mirise) for over 42 years. The family attends the Centerburg United Methodist Church.
The Sherman Family rode on The Oldtime Farming Festival float in the Festival Parade on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 10:00am.
Courtesy of The Village Photographer
Courtesy of The Village Photographer