Jack and Judy
Kortie have never missed a Summer Festival parade and this year, on August 9th
at 1 pm, they'll be leading it.
Judy has been a
Middlebury resident all her life: a Middlebury High School cheerleader,
Homecoming Queen and retiree of First State Bank
here in town. Jack retired
from Berstein's Distributors, moved to Middlebury in 1991, and owned Healthy
Pets for six years. He has been
a part of the American Legion, Middlebury Men's
Club, Town Council, and was presented with an award from our Police Department
for his service as police commissioner.
For nearly two
decades, the Korties have been members of River Oaks Community Church. Married
for 38 years, they have a blended family
with four children, six grandchildren,
and eight great-grandchildren and one on the way.
This year the
marshals will be escorted down Main Street in a horse-drawn carriage rather
than watching from the sidelines with their friends.
Jack served in the
United States Air Force Drum and Bugle Corp from 1955 to 1959, even playing 20
feet from Queen Elizabeth. However,
having been named a parade marshal with his
wife is, "the greatest honor I've ever had," says Jack.
help us congratulate Jack and Judy during the Summer Festival.