This family-friendly community event will take place at its new location at Jaycee Park, 525 E. River Street.
The 2017 Yankee Doodle Days Parade Grand Marshal is Libby Brandon.
Libby Brandon and her husband Dean and their three daughters (Katy, Missy, and Jenny) moved to Grand Ledge in 1962 and have loved it here ever since... especially because of the wonderful people who live here!
Libby worked for the Grand Ledge Independent for 30 years, served on the City Planning Commission for 10 years, and served on the City Council for 15 years.
With the help of the Grand Ledge Chamber of Commerce in 1980, Libby, Shirley Bouck, and Jerry Thompson put together a show on the island to celebrate the Fourth of July. Libby named it "Mudge's Follies" after an old building that used to be on the island.
When the Chamber expanded the festivities to include a parade, beer tent with entertainment, and fireworks, Libby renamed it "Yankee Doodle Days."
Libby is grateful to the Chamber for continuing the weekend as we celebrate what we cherish most - our freedom!