2019 Swanton Corn Festival Parade & Grand Marshal


2019 Swanton Corn Festival Parade
Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 10:30 AM

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2019 Grand Marshal for the Swanton Corn Festival

Congratulations :

Gary and Gail Phipps

Gary & Gail Phipps are longtime Swanton residents, both Swanton High School graduates and married for 51 years. They have one daughter, Anna, married to JP Zin, three grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Gary works at Scottdel in Swanton. He is proud to have been with the company and the Carson family for 41 years. In 1994 Gary was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Unlike many larger companies, Scottdel encouraged him to keep working and they’ve supported him ever since.

Gary served on Swanton Council during the 70’s for eight years. He was privileged to be mentored by senior village officials and local business owners during the purchase of the empty Conrail property on Chestnut Street. That property now contains Swanton’s administrative offices, Pilliod Park and our public library.

Gail studied art education at the University of Toledo and enjoys a variety of artistic hobbies. After working at Swanton Public Library for 17 years, Gail retired the end of May 2018. She admits a great place to be!

Gary & Gail enjoy working in their yard together and supporting local restaurants. They’re happy to live in Swanton, surrounded by their family and Friends.

Past Corn Festival Grand Marshals

2018   Neil Toeppe
2017   Buckeyes & Wolverines
2016   Betty Jo Sadowski
2015   Swanton's First Responders
2014   Bob Czajka
2013   Jim Lambert
2012   Harriet Parker, Bob Pilliod, & Dick Slawinski
2011   Honoring the Legendary Farmers of the Area
2010   Dan & Gloria McQuade & Julie Gorell
2009   Colonel Mark E. Bartman, Commander 180th Fighter Wing
2008   Joe & Carolyn Kahl
2007   Shores & Steele
2006   Swanton Rotary Club
2005   Tom Sullivan
2004   Roger Schlade
2003   The Carson Family
2002   Ron Dixon
2001   John Bonam
2000   George Kern & Norm Zeiter
1999   Don Dunkle

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