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Frank Berger will serve as grand marshal of Parade of Lights

Staff Reports Posted 16 November 2017 at 10:20 am

File photo by Tom Rivers: Frank Berger is shown during Medina’s Memorial Day observance on May 29.

MEDINA – The committee organizing the 9th annual Parade of Lights on Nov. 25 has named Frank Berger as grand marshal of the event.

“We are excited to have Frank serve in this honorary position,” said Jim Hancock, the parade chairman. “Frank has a long history of community involvement in the village of Medina along with several committees in Western New York.”

Berger is a Korean War veteran and has been active in the Butts American Legion Post 204. He has served as commander at both the local and regional levels.

He also has been involved in local Scouting since 1946 and is currently serves as vice chairman of the Towpath District/Iroquois Trail Council. Besides working 30 years as an Industrial Arts teacher in the Medina School system, Berger served 14 years as a county legislator, and worked diligently on behalf of the local Medina Historical Society.

He also served over 30 years in the Masonic Lodge #336 of Free and Accepted Masons and has organized the Memorial Day Parade in Medina since 1971.

“It will be nice that Frank will finally be able to see a Parade in full,” Hancock said. “The Committee is very pleased to be able to have such an active supporter of the village be this year’s Grand Marshal.”

Berger, as part of his duties, will light the Community Christmas Tree in Rotary Park at 5:30 on Nov. 25. He will then take his place of honor by riding in the Parade at 6 p.m.