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Previous Parades

Year Grand Marshal(s) Theme Chairperson(s)
2017 Lee Paulsen Labor of Love Nick Kopcik
2016 Dr. Bob Grossman There’s No Place Like Home Beth Caldwell
2015 Ruth Newquist Celebrating the Fine Art of Newtown Beth Caldwell
2014 Sydney Eddison Write On, Newtown! Beth Caldwell
2013 Town of Newtown We are Newtown – Marching Strong Beth Caldwell
2012 Kevin’s Community Center Honoring 10 Years of Caring for Newtown Beth Caldwell
2011 Lee GLover Celebrating the Golden Anniversary of Newtown’s Parade Beth Caldwell
2010 Marge Rogers On Stage In Newtown Beth Caldwell
2009 Julia Wasserman A Passion for Newtown Beth Caldwell
2008 Mae Schmidle VNA – Keeping Newtown Healthy Kym Stendahl
2007 Judge William J. Lavery C.H. Booth Library – Keeping Us Reading for 75 Years Kym Stendahl
2006 Pat Barkman Newtown For Wide Open Spaces Kym Stendahl
2005 Mary Hawley (posthumously) Happy Birthday – Newtown Tercentennial Kym Stendahl, Lisa Franze
2004 Gordon Williams Newtown: Fun For All Kym Stendahl, Lisa Franze
2003 Rosanne Loring,
Debbie Richardson
Newtown’s Faith in the Future Kym Stendahl, Lisa Franze
2002 Scudder Smith Proud to BEE an American Kym Stendahl, Lisa Franze
2001 Mary Mitchell,
Al Goodrich
Let’s Celebrate Newtown’s Natural Beauty Kym Stendahl, Lisa Franze
2000  Dan Cruson  Newtown History in the Making Kym Stendahl, Lisa Franze
1999 David Merrill  A Picture Perfect Town Kym Stendahl, Lisa Franze
1998 Dave Lydem Newtown Celebrates the Flagpole Kym Stendahl, Lisa Franze
1997 Ginny Lathrop Newtown Our Town Kym Stendahl, Lisa Franze
1996 Jim/Joan Crick Newtown, The Place to be on Labor Day Kym Stendahl, Lisa Franze
1995 Shirley Ferris Newtown – Tradition Starts Here Kym Stendahl, Lisa Franze
1994  Robert & Caroline Stokes These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things Kym Stendahl
1993 Jim & Betty Lou Osbourne Newtown, Young & Old, Growing Together Kym Stendahl
1992 Stu & Jean Smith Let’s Have a Parade Nancy Riddle, Kym Stendahl
1991 Desert Storm Soldiers Newtown, An All American Tradition Cathy Andrews, Pat Denlinge, Joanne Molden, Judy Furlotte
1990 Merlin Fisk  Tradition in Newtown Cathy Andrews, Pat Denlinge, Joanne Molden, Judy Furlotte
1989 Marvi Fast Newtown, Fun for All Ages Cathy Andrews, Pat Denlinge, Joanne Molden, Judy Furlotte
1988 Sarah Mannix Newtown,The Place to Be Cathy Andrews, Pat Denlinge, Joanne Molden, Judy Furlotte
1987 Joseph Chase 25th Anniversary of Community Service Kathy Marusa
1986 Sam & Arlene Eisenbach Once Upon A Tradition Kathy Marusa
1985 Harry & Ann Carey Newtown, A Town for all Seasons Marilyn Cieanthes, Cathy Andrews
1984 Art & Mary Scherer Newtown… Naturally  Rich & Dottie Dillon, John & Elizabeth Wefer
1983 Gil & Ruth Collins    Lyden, Tschorns & Hart
1982 Stan & Evelyn Verry    
1981 Tom & Lilly Newtown, It’s the Good Life Ernie & Jill Baidillo, Brian & Maria Burke
1980 Bill & Jean Honan Newtown, Getting into Shape for the 80’s Paul & Elena Zolov, Pete & Jan Watson
1979 Tom & Lilly All Roads Lead to Newtown  
1978 Bill & Irene Walker Reach for the Stars Herb & Kathy Rosenthal, Larry & Gretchen Hyde
1977 Dr. Tom Draper Take Stock in Newtown Steve & Joann Whiting, Mark & Lynn Korotash
1976 Mr & Mrs Edwin Storrs Remember When Judy Furlotte
1975 Herbert Cutler Mr. & Mrs. George Mattegat  
1974 Mr & Mrs Richard Hibbard   Bob McCulloch, Judy Furlotte
1973 Mr & Mrs Paul Sniith Salute to Town Service Organizations  
1972 Arthur Bennett Sr.    Bob Rubenstein, Chris Spiro
1971 Chief Glover Dedicated to the Firemen of Newtown  
1970 Al Nichols   Edward Sullivan
1969 Col. Gilbert Teal    
1968 Col. Gilbert Teal    
1966 Clifford Maddox   Tim Treadwell
1965 Clifford Maddox   Robert Danko
1964 Robert Reiner   Dr. Vincent Jablon
1963 Lee Glover Walk Together, Talk Together Dr. Vincent Jablon
1962 Lee Glover   Dr. Vincent Jablon