The Holland Sentinel
Posted Apr 21, 2010 @ 05:30 AM
Holland, MI — A former mayor, a TV personality and a beauty queen will be the honored guests for this year’s Tulip Time parades.
Miss Michigan 2009, Nicole Blaszczyk, will be the grand marshal for Tulip Time’s Meijer Muziekparade, May 8, the festival announced Tuesday.
Her Miss Michigan platform issues include substance abuse support, survival and prevention. Blaszczyk is a senior at Wayne State University majoring in business marketing. A tape-delayed broadcast of the Meijer Muziekparade can be seen May 9 at 10 a.m. on WOTV 4.
Tulip Time’s May 5 Volksparade will honor long-time former Mayor of Holland, Al McGeehan, as its parade grand marshal.
McGeehan began his career in Holland as a teacher at Holland Public Schools in 1966. He was also a Holland city councilman and was elected mayor in 1993 of Holland, a position he held until 2009.
The Kinderparade, May 6, will have “Maranda,” Lori Cook, as grand marshal.
Maranda joined Lin Television, which operates WOOD TV8, WOTV4 and WXSP, in January 2001 as the children and family services manager. She oversees the development of the stations projects on-air and online, targeting kids and families. Maranda is also the executive producer and host of “Where You Live,” a weekly half-hour program that focuses on family issues.
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