Who Are the Plymouth on Parade Grand Marshalls?
Here's a hint: one is a gold medal winner and the other is a U.S. Paralympics coach!
A gold medal winner and a head coach from the US Paralympics swim team will serve as Grand Marshalls for the 15th annual Plymouth on Parade, 11:30 a.m. today, Sept. 29, Plymouth Boulevard from 34th Avenue to 37th Avenue.
Justin Zook has taken four medals – one bronze and three gold – in Paralympics swimming competition since 2004. He set a new world record in the 100-meter backstroke in this year’s games in London.
Plymouth resident Tom Franke is the head coach for the U.S. Paralympics swim team that brought 41 medals home from the 2012 London games.
The Grand Marshalls will be followed by marching bands, clowns and larger-than-life dancing characters as the parade makes its way down Plymouth Boulevard.
(Information from city of Plymouth website.)