Thursday, November 25, 2010
Colhoun named grand marshal
By BARRY BURLESON
Garrie Colhoun, a long-time Holly Springs alderman and former family business owner, will serve as grand marshal of the 2010 Christmas parade.
The parade, sponsored by the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce, will be held downtown Saturday, Dec. 4, at 5 p.m.
“Thank you for allowing me the honor to serve as grand marshal,” he said. “I take pride in the events and functions the clubs and organizations have to offer the citizens of Holly Springs and the surrounding communities.”
Colhoun serves as Ward 3 alderman, a position he has filled for five terms.
In August 2005, he sold Burdett Cleaners, which his family owned and operated for more than 60 years. He has retired from the dry cleaning business and works “part-time” at Booker Hardware on the square.
He and his wife Sherry have two grown daughters, Elizabeth, who lives in Southaven, and Rebecca, who is married to Jonathan Moore and they live and work in Holly Springs.
“Serving God, family and this community have always been my priorities,” Colhoun said.
Until recently, he was a member of the First Presbyterian Church where he served as a deacon and elder for many years. He has now joined the First Baptist Church with his wife where he enjoys singing in the choir.
He is a member and past president of the Holly Springs Lions Club and past president of the Holly Springs Rotary Club.
History, especially the history of Holly Springs, is a favorite pastime of Colhoun’s. He enjoys unearthing artifacts left behind by previous generations. He has a large collection of Civil War memorabilia he has found on display at the Marshall County Museum.
To put an entry in this year’s Christmas parade, call the chamber, 252-2515, or parade coordinator Greg Campbell, 544-6600.
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