Red Flannel Festival Names John Teusink 2014 GRAND MARSHAL
The Red Flannel Festival Board of Directors proudly named Cedar Springs resident John Teusink as the 2014 Grand Marshal for the 75th Diamond Anniversary Annual Celebration, to be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014.
“The Festival is extremely proud and thankful for the many years of John’s outstanding dedication to the Cedar Springs community,” said Michele Tracy-Andres, President of the Festival. John served on the City Council for 32 years, 19 as Mayor. He also served on the Library Board, was a member of the Cedar Springs Community Players and married 175 couples! Mayor Linda Hunt presented John with a framed declaration proclaiming December 11, 2008 as John Teusink Day in Cedar Springs!” It’s very obvious John loves The Red Flannel Town and especially the Red Flannel Festival! His connection to Festival Founders, Grace Hamilton and Nina Babcock is very special to us. The Red Flannel Town is a better place because of his involvement.”
John will reign this year, the Festival’s 75th Diamond Anniversary over the two weekends of the 15th oldest Festival in the state of Michigan, sharing the Red Flannel warmth of our community to visitors and residents.