A Grand Marshal is chosen for his/her exceptional leadership qualities, community involvement, and heroic character. Those reasons (and many more!) are why we asked Mr. Noble Mentzer to lead our parade, and we are very honored that he humbly accepted our invitation to be the Grand Marshal of the 2017 Hometown Heroes Independence Day Parade!
Mr. Mentzer has been a resident of HdG since he was just 3 months old. A 1946 HdG high school graduate, he donated his time to the community for many years including organizations such as Little League, Susquehanna Hose Co, Masonic Lodge, American Legion, and the Decoy Museum. Noble not only served our community, he also served our great country by joining the Navy and fighting in the Korean War.
Mr. Mentzer was married to his late wife, Dorothy, for 60 years; he has 2 children, 4 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren.
We could not be happier Noble Mentzer will be leading the parade as Grand Marshal for he is truly the epitome of a Hometown Hero!
Enjoy this audio of an interview with Noble Mentzer. CLICK HERE to read the post and transcript if you like.