Chuck Crow Named 2017 Christmas Parade Grand Marshal
Charles L. "Chuck" Crow is the Grand Marshal for the 39th Annual Christmas parade, scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday.
"I've been here in the Noblesville community for a long time - about 48 years. It's a real honor to be selected," Crow said. "I think Noblesville really promotes the holiday season very well. It's always an enjoyable time in the community and seeing the kids coming in and out of the Santa House."
In 1966, Crow graduated from Purdue University and served two years in the United States Army. He began his banking career in 1969 at Noblesville's Wainwright Bank and Trust Co. Crow and 10 local investors started Community Bank in 1991. He has been past chairman and a member for more than 40 years of the Indiana Bankers Association. Crow also served nine years on the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis board and on three national committees of the American Bankers Association.
"Chuck's accomplishments go well beyond the banking industry," said Mayor John Ditslear. "He and his wife, Sally, are firm believers in giving back to the community, and they have supported a variety of Noblesville organizations through their time, money and involvement."
Crow has been a member of the Noblesville Kiwanis Sunrisers since it began in 1976 and the Noblesville Elks Lodge since 1969. He has served on the Noblesville Chamber of Commerce Board, and earned the organization's "Pinnacle Award" for community service. Crow also has been involved with Riverview Health Foundation, Noblesville Cultural Arts Commission, chairman of the United Way-Noblesville, member of the Hamilton County Progress Committee, Fifty Club of Noblesville and Hamilton County Board of Zoning Appeals, and a board member of the Noblesville Boys & Girls Club and Noblesville Main Street.
"Being in the banking business, you try to support every organization that was in the community," Crow said. "I always felt that you needed to put back into the community what you get out of it. You need to try to make it a better community by supporting as many groups as you could."
The Christmas Parade, sponsored by Community Health Network and presented by Noblesville Main Street and the City of Noblesville, starts at 16th and Harrison streets and will travel south on 16th Street to Logan Street, west on Logan to Ninth Street, north on Ninth to Monument Street, and east on Monument to 16th Street where it will end.
The last entry in the parade will be Santa Claus himself, making his debut for the season. Boys and girls are invited to stop by Santa's House on the courthouse square after the parade from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and tell him what they'd like for Christmas.
To request a parade entry form, call Chris at (317) 776-0205 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries are due today.
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