August 4th, 2017
Maple Leaf 2017 Grand Marshal Chosen
The Maple Leaf committee has selected Bill Haughawout as the 2017 Maple Leaf Grand Marshal.
Nominations read in part “He is 95 and active. He is a Navy veteran born and raised in Carthage.” “Bill is an outstanding Carthage guy!” “He has lived in Carthage his entire life. He was the owner of Uke’s Tire and Sporting Goods which was a fine Carthage business. He served his community by being an officer of Rotary Club, Park Board, Carthage Historic Preservation, and Chamber of Commerce.” “Bill is a one of a kind man, native of Carthage, proud to live here, and served in the Navy to protect his country, the people he loves, and the place he grew up.”
Maple Leaf Chair Jeanine Poe added “Every year we receive so many nominations of such deserving, beloved, and respected community members who have made significant contributions to Carthage throughout their lives. It’s always a difficult choice and this year we are proud to celebrate and honor Bill Haughawout with the title of Grand Marshal!” Each year the Maple Leaf Grand Marshal leads the Maple Leaf Parade and participates in many other Maple Leaf events.