UPDATE: Who's the 2012 Fall Fest Grand Marshal? Guess Right to Win a Festival Poster

Frankfort Fall Festival chairwoman Cindy Heath knows who will head this year's Labor Day Parade, but she's not telling. Your correct guess, though, could win you a 2012 Fall Fest poster and a Patch T-shirt. Find out how.

UPDATED (11:19 a.m. Tuesday, June 26): Never let it be said that Frankfort Fall Festival and Frankfort Patch don't think on their feet. We've jointly put together a contest where the person who guesses the identity of the 2012 grand marshal for this year's Fall Fest Labor Day Parade will wins by grad Jessica Cirullo and a Patch T-shirt . All you need to do is leave your guesses in this article's comment section. The deadline is by noon Sunday, July 1.

Original story (published 6 a.m. Tuesday, June 26)

Cindy Heath, chairwoman for this year's Frankfort Fall Festival, chose the grand marshal for the 2012 Labor Day Parade last week. But she's staying mum on his or her identity until this week's on Sunday, July 1, according to a festival press release.

Heath did give a tiny hint in the press release as to who the grand marshal might be. Like Supt. Lawrence Wyllie, this year's model "has played a crucial part in building the thriving community we all cherish."


The other bit of information Heath revealed was the reason for this year's delay in naming a grand marshal. The chairwoman put the blame on Frankfort's abundance of residents who have been active and charitable in the village over the years.

“We are very fortunate to live in a town where it is the norm to give of one’s time and energy for the betterment of the community,” she stated in the release. “Every year, the Frankfort Fall Festival Chairman selects a Grand Marshall whose outstanding dedication to the town and its residents is worthy of recognition. What’s truly inspiring is how many such individuals our small town boasts.”


But just because Heath won't reveal the grand marshal's identity until Sunday, doesn't mean we can't engage in a friendly bit of good-natured speculation and plain ol' guessing before then. So here's your chance to look like Nostradamus (minus the ridiculous beard) by answering this question correctly before the weekend:

Who do you think the 2012 Labor Day Parade grand marshal is?

Leave your guesses in the comments section along with your reasons why you think that person was chosen.

Grand Marshall Announcement

When: 6 p.m. Sunday, July 1, during . The announcement will be after the performance by the Frankfort Brass Band (starts at 5 p.m.) and before the performance by the Joliet American Legion Band (starts at 6:30 p.m.).


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Joe Vince June 28, 2012 at 01:58 PM
@BWM: Supt. Wyllie was grand marshal last year, so you might want to make another guess as a backup just in case. Although I don't know who this year's grand marshal is, I have a feeling they wouldn't pick the same person two years in a row. Joe Vince Local Editor, Frankfort
Rachel Gilmore June 28, 2012 at 04:08 PM
Eileen Hawke because she keeps that "Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez" Mardi Gras mentality no matter the situation!! (Let the good times roll!)
Donna Vamvakas June 29, 2012 at 02:40 PM
Rachel Gilmore...a great supporter of Frankfort..volunteer, Mother...writer&friend. She has my vote!
Ken DeLuc July 01, 2012 at 03:15 PM
Todd Morgan
Sue N. July 01, 2012 at 03:26 PM
Im going with Joe Vince of the patch! This year, the Frankfort Patch has not only stayed on top of reporting important issues for Franfort Residents, but also brought more attention to local events and business drawing more and more people into spending time and money in our town.


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