November 19, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
64th ANNUAL ROCHESTER HOMETOWN CHRISTMAS PARADE
CONGRATULATES JUNIOR GRAND MARSHALS
Rochester, MI - In its 64th year, the Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade is a cherished holiday tradition for the Rochester community. We are proud to announce the continuation of our Junior Grand Marshal program, sponsored by Genisys Credit Union, and honor this year’s selected high school students Ramona Johnson and Jacob Walrath.
The Junior Grand Marshals will lead the Parade along with Grand Marshals, Mr. & Mrs. Rod Wilson, and will be honored at the Grand Marshal’s Celebration on Thursday, December 3rd at Great Oaks Country Club beginning at 6:00 p.m. Both Junior Grand Marshals will receive $1,000 scholarships for their continuing education and were selected this summer in the 4thAnnual Leadership Youth Retreat. The Leadership Youth Retreat is an effort launched by Rochester leaders to encourage student involvement in, and awareness of, community organizations and events.
Johnson is a sophomore at Rochester High School active with the Falcon Marching band, Rochester Alliance of Theatrical Students and Rochester Hills Government Youth Council. Walrath, a senior from ACE High School, commits time to organizations such as Student Government and Rotary Interact Club.
Held on Sunday, December 6th, the Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade, presented by Genisys Credit Union, begins at 2:00p.m. at the corner of Tienken and Rochester Roads and continues south along Main Street in Downtown Rochester. Information on this year’s parade can be found at www.rrc-mi.com.
The Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce thanks their partners Oakland University, Crittenton Hospital Medical Center, Genisys Credit Union, Shelton Buick GMC, Boulevard Health Center, Fox Automotive of Rochester Hills, PAR Pharmaceutical, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the Detroit Regional Chamber.
The Mission of the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce is to provide leadership by advancing business development in partnership with civic, cultural and educational interests for the benefit of its members and the community.
Media Contact: Sheri Heiney