This year’s parade grand marshal will be Diane Emens of Dayton. Diane is very well known throughout the community. Diane and her late husband Ed Emens came to Dayton in 1979.
Ed was the publisher of the Rhea Herald News for many years. After her husband’s retirement and passing, Diane continues to work daily at the Herald News as their Business Manager. Diane is an Ambassador with the Dayton Chamber of Commerce. She is very active in supporting her community just as her husband had been during his lifetime. Diane is looking forward to representing others like her that were born the year the festival began.