Grand Marshal

2022 Honoree: Colleen Briscoe

Colleen Briscoe moved to New Albany in 1992 with her husband Bob Berry and my two children Connor and K.C. (Katherine), both of whom attended New Albany Schools from kindergarten through graduation.

She was elected Mayor of New Albany in 1995 and worked in that capacity from 1996 through 2004. Briscoe then served on New Albany City Council from 2005 until she decided not to seek another term in 2021. She is still a member of the Community Improvement Corporation and is the citizen liaison for Senior Connections.

Briscoe practiced law for over 40 years as a prosecutor, magistrate, and in private practice. She served on various committees for the State and Columbus Bar Associations including two terms on the Columbus Bar Association Board of Governors.

Previous Honorees

Robert and Debbie Dean

2015

Eileen Leuby

2014

Virginia McVay

2013

Helen Pestel

2012

Marjorie Bevelhymer

2011

Mike Brown

2010

Wib and Janet Kindler

2009

Kathy and Jim Mayhorn

2008

Nancy and Tom Marasek

2007

Iva and Robert Sammons

2006

Don and Carol Shoemaker

2005

Steve and Valerie Bevelhymer

2004

Ileane and Bob Dickendesher

2003

Ileane and Bob Dickendesher

2003

Kenny and Norma Massey

2002

Margie and Rollie Pestel

2001

Rudy and Elaine Sever, Linda Martin, Donna Hammes, and Lillian Shannon

2000

Pat and Willard Zarley

1999

Bob and Millie Goodrich

1998

Naomi and Jim Fodor

1997

Dr. John and Marilyn Saveson

1996

Helen Garrabrant, Evelyn Swickard, and William and Margaret Harrington (Honorary)

1995

Glyde and Margaret Marsh

1994

Chief Bernie Obert and Donna Obert

1993

Edith Yank and Oma Wickiser

1992

Fern Kennaw

1991

Clark and Evelyn Cubbage

1990

Herschel and Alice Boesch

1989

Cecil and Arloia Walton

1988

Aziel Shockley, Blanche Fravel, Walter and Bernadine Daily, and Jerry Cheeseman (Honorary)

1987

Kenny and Florence Bevelhymer

1986

Ethel Schleppi (100 years old)

1985

Herman and Lucille Herb

1984

Sled and Josie Garner

1983

Clare Taylor and Martha Ranney

1982

Ora Doran, Chester Doran, and Hazel Dawson

1981

Theresa Tiega (present queen), Christie Lowe (future queen), and Nellie Davis (past queen)

1980

Willis Doran and Jimmy Doran

1979

Lizzie Swickard, Ethel Schleppi, and Nina Estle

1978

Congressman John Ashbrook

1977

Congressman Sam Divine, Clark and Martha Ranney

1976