Thursday, April 23, 2015

2015 Poultry Days Parade Marshals Annoumced

2015 Honorary Parade Marshals Bob and Kathy Frey
Bob and Kathy (York) Frey are pleased to be selected as Parade Marshals for the 2015 Poultry Days Parade. The parade will begin at 11:00 am on Saturday, June 13, as part of the three-day festival to be held June 12-14.

Bob has recently retired as Chief of the Versailles Fire Department, a position he held for 18 years. He served the Village of Versailles as a firefighter for a total of 35 years. He and his fellow firefighters have annually been called upon to set up the Poultry Days Parade, and Bob has enjoyed the role of judging parade entries several times.

Bob grew up in Osgood and graduated from Marion Local High School. He worked at Francis Manufacturing in Russia from 1973-1977, then began his career at Clopay Corporation (now known as Clopay Building Products). He has held a variety of factory, sales and managerial positions over the past 38 years, currently serving as project manager at the Troy office.

He has been involved in various organizations, including Versailles Rotary Club and Versailles Board of Zoning Appeals Citizens Volunteer Board. Bob is a longtime member of the St. Denis Knights of Columbus and currently serves on the Heritage Park Board. He received the distinction of being named 2015 Citizen of the Year by the Versailles Chamber of Commerce. His hobbies include woodworking, fishing and gardening. In past years, he coached Versailles youth baseball, softball and basketball teams and continues to support Tigers’ sports.

After graduating from Russia High School, Kathy worked in Versailles as a secretary for Subler Transfer, Inc. prior to starting a family. She provided in-home child care for many years, and subsequently worked part time at local businesses. She has been employed at the offices of Hanes Law Group in Versailles and Greenville since 2005. Kathy taught CCD classes at St. Denis, and was a 20-year member of Serendipity Moms. She has been affiliated with the Fort GreeneVille Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution since 1990. She has enjoyed belonging to the same card club for nearly 40 years. Kathy’s hobbies include decorating and learning about the history of Versailles and the surrounding area.

Bob and Kathy met through mutual friends. They are parents of Rob, Jessica (Heitman), Allison (Gonya) and Emily and both love spending time with the family, which now includes four grandchildren. They will be celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary on June 21. The Freys feel very fortunate that their children have reaped the benefits of growing up in such a fine community as Versailles.

The Freys wish to extend a warm welcome to all who come to celebrate Poultry Days this year! The 64th annual festival theme is “Take Me Out To The Poultry Days Festival”. Please visit the website for event details and schedules.

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