Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Needed - Parade Marshal, Applications Now Being Taken

I have 2 kids at Hillcrest (DISD), and as a change from my usual trend of treasurer/fund raising/membership PTSA jobs, this year I signed up to co-chair the Hillcrest High School Homecoming Parade with another mom, Jeannie Atwell. The permits have been filed, we've got a strong committee, and the theme this year is "A Red Carpet Affair", very Hollywoodish. The elementary schools that feed into Hillcrest (Kramer, Pershing, Preston Hollow, Williams, Polk) will all be invited to compete to win the Best Elementary School Float award.

But 'lo, we need a Grand Marshal for our parade, so we're looking for someone who is an alumni, who is well known to the community, and who has 2 hours to spare on Friday, October 17th. Any one of those three requirements just might land you the gig. Job perks include a cool reception room with homemade goodies, and the adoration of the parents of the PTSA (at least for that one day). Runners up will be offered a chance to judge the student-made (well, at least the high school ones are) floats.

Several council members are graduates, I know Linda Koop was parade marshall a couple of years ago. The stories vary on exactly who else - Natinsky? Rasansky? Haven't heard of any Dallas County politico's. Anyone up for re-election soon?

Some might suggest Dr. Mike "Coach" Hinojosa, but he was last years (and a graduate of Sunset). Former city councilwoman and Bush counsel Harriet Miers is a graduate, maybe she could find the time. Hey, George and Laura were Preston Hollow parents, maybe their schedule has an opening after all things have to be slowing down - but then we'd have to deal with the secret service, been there, done that.

Try to think outside of the box! I confess that I'm not familiar with many alumni. I've given some thought about who might be right, Brendan Higgins is a graduate, could he be enticed north of Northwest Highway? We could have another writer - previously we've graced Skip Hollandsworth with the honor. Wick, if you're not available can we have Eric Celeste? Or maybe we should go with Hillcrest Dad and Dallas Morning News sports columnist Kevin Sherrington.

On the local food front Mark Maguire, owner of Maguire's is a graduate, as is Michael "Buzzy" Zeve, chef/partner at Sevy's Grill, but we'd have to work on getting him to smile a little more.

1 comment:

Nancy said...

I vote for Kevin. The nicest guy, and dad, in Dallas!!\NN