Larry Glenn is grand marshal of Strawberry Festival parade

Springfield Township resident Larry Glenn served as the grand marshal for this year’s Strawberry Festival parade. Mr. Glenn has a long history with the festival and Community Homecoming Corp. (CHC), which once operated Community Homecoming Park. Mr. Glenn served as the organization’s president from 1989-93. When he became president, the park was in dire shape. The year he took office, there was no money for the festival. The organization was in the red and utilities had been turned off.

Mr. Glenn took out a personal loan for $5,000 to pay overdue utility bills and hold the festival. With help from family, friends and CHC members volunteering, he organized a successful festival with $7,000 in reserve to start the following year’s festival.

 

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