For years, civic leader Pat Pogue has – among other duties – organized the Civitan Club’s annual Youth Parade at Florida Strawberry Festival time.
She tended to many details that go into the parade, from lining up units to making sure there were enough judges.
On March 4, she had a unique perspective on another festival-related parade: She served as grand marshal of the Grand Parade.
She rode in a red Chevrolet Camaro RS convertible at the head of the 100-unit procession. To say the least, she was thrilled.
“I couldn’t believe it when they called and said they wanted me to be grand marshal in the parade,” she said. “I was so honored.”