Grand Marshal

jenny_beth_willisJenny Beth Willis

The Owensboro-Daviess County Christmas Parade Association, Inc. is presenting the 77th Annual Christmas parade themed “It’s All About The Child” Saturday afternoon, November 23, 2013.

Each year the parade committee spends countless hours sifting through nominations and suggestions for its Grand Marshal.  We look for someone who has “put Owensboro on the map” in a positive way, or someone who has made a contribution to our great community.

This year we are proud to announce that Owensboro’s very own Jenny Beth Willis has been named Grand Marshal.  At just 18 years old, Jenny Beth recently made it to the Top 40 finalists for the 2013 season of the hit TV show American Idol out of the tens of thousands that auditioned.  Jenny Beth tried out for the show over a period of four months, which included auditions in both Hollywood and Las Vegas.  We are very proud of Jenny Beth and enjoyed watching one of our very own on national television.

We now ask that everyone join us on the Saturday before Thanksgiving in Downtown Owensboro, “where Kentucky starts Christmas,” in congratulating Jenny Beth and wish her the best in the years to come.

Grand Marshal Nominations Requested for 2014 Parade

We are currently accepting your nominations for Grand Marshal.  The requirements for being a Grand Marshal are as follows:

  • The nominee must have contributed something positive to Owensboro;
  • or must have put Owensboro “on the map”  in a positive light.

Visit the ‘Contact Us’ page to submit your nomination for Grand Marshal.