The Grand Marshals for the 2014 Middlebury Summer Festival Parade are
Jack and Judy Kortie.

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 in May

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.


Please help us congratulate Jack and Judy during the Summer Festival.




Interested in entering a unit in the parade?
See below to download application, map and information for parade entries
To complete the application, first download the file to your computer by clicking the blue down-arrow to the right, then save it to
a place on your computer where you can easily find it (either My Documents or Desktop is recommended) then either:
    • complete all info and send as an attachment to:, or
    • print out form and deliver it to the Middlebury Fire Department. Contact info is on the bottom of the application.

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