Gilroy named as Grand Marshal for 2019 BMD

From left: Board President Cathy Simmons, Festival Coordinator Cindy Weeldreyer, Board Members Dave Johnson, Wanda Mosegard, Jimmy Schaper, and Banner Bank Branch Manager Jim Gilroy, who will be this year’s Grand Marshal)

Costumed members of the Bohemia Mining Days Board and its Festival Coordinator recently dropped in and surprised Banner Bank’s Cottage Grove Branch Manager Jim Gilroy with the announcement he has been selected as the 2019 Grand Marshal of the festival’s Grand Miners Parade on Saturday, July 20.

BMD Board President Cathy Simmons said the board put a call for nominations on local social media sites requesting recommendations for individuals to serve as the 60th Grand Marshal and Gilroy was nominated.

“It was an easy choice for us,” Simmons said. “Jim was a great mayor and he is a longtime community volunteer and worthy of this honor.”

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