Gary and Gail Phipps named grand marshals


Corn Festival parade begins 10:30 a.m. Saturday

Gary and Gail Phipps.

Gary and Gail Phipps.


Previous Grand Marshals

2018 Neil Toeppe

2017 Buckeyes and Wolverines

2016 Betty Jo Sadowski

2015 Swanton’s First Responders

2014 Bob Czajka

2013 Jim Lambert

2012 Harriet Parker, Bob Pilliod, and Dick Slawinski

2011 Honoring the Legendary Farmers of the Area

2010 Dan and Gloria McQuade and Julie Gorell

2009 Colonel Mark E. Bartman, Commander 180th Fighter Wing

2008 Joe and Carolyn Kahl

2007 Shores and Steele

2006 Swanton Rotary Club

2005 Tom Sullivan

2004 Roger Schlade

2003 The Carson Family

2002 Ron Dixon

2001 John Bonam

2000 George Kern and Norm Zeiter

1999 Don Dunkle

Gary and Gail Phipps have been named grand marshals of the 2019 Swanton Corn Festival parade.

Gary and Gail are longtime Swanton residents, both Swanton High School graduates and have been married for 51 years. They have one daughter, Anna, married to JP Zin, three grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Gary works at Scottdel in Swanton. He is proud to have been with the company and the Carson family for 41 years.

In 1994 Gary was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Unlike many other companies, Scottdel encouraged him to keep working and they’ve supported him ever since.

Gary served on Swanton Council for eight years during the 70s. He was privileged to be mentored by senior village officials and local business owners during the purchase of the empty Conrail property on Chestnut Street. That property now contains Swanton’s administrative offices, Pilliod Park and the public library.

Gail studied art education at the University of Toledo and enjoys a variety of artistic hobbies. After working at Swanton Public Library for 17 years, she retired the end of May 2018.

Gary and Gail enjoy working in their yard together and supporting local restaurants. They’re happy to live in Swanton, surrounded by their family and friends.

Gary and Gail Phipps.
https://www.swantonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2019/08/web1_Corn-Grand-Marshals-2019.jpgGary and Gail Phipps.
Corn Festival parade begins 10:30 a.m. Saturday

Previous Grand Marshals

2018 Neil Toeppe

2017 Buckeyes and Wolverines

2016 Betty Jo Sadowski

2015 Swanton’s First Responders

2014 Bob Czajka

2013 Jim Lambert

2012 Harriet Parker, Bob Pilliod, and Dick Slawinski

2011 Honoring the Legendary Farmers of the Area

2010 Dan and Gloria McQuade and Julie Gorell

2009 Colonel Mark E. Bartman, Commander 180th Fighter Wing

2008 Joe and Carolyn Kahl

2007 Shores and Steele

2006 Swanton Rotary Club

2005 Tom Sullivan

2004 Roger Schlade

2003 The Carson Family

2002 Ron Dixon

2001 John Bonam

2000 George Kern and Norm Zeiter

1999 Don Dunkle