OUR MISSION STATEMENT:
The Famous Marching Presidents’ organization honors the U.S. Constitution in the involvement of the Nevada City Constitution Day Parade and other related public celebrations
The Famous Marching Presidents number nearly 200 Presidents, first ladies, secret service and volunteers. We are all residents of Nevada City, a small town of 3,000 nestled in the Gold Country of the Sierra Foothills about an hour east of Sacramento and an hour west of Reno. We are business people, contractors, high-tech entrepreneurs, retirees -- folks from all walks of life who share a deep faith in the importance of our Constitution. We also like a good time and stay socially connected all year long.
Famous Marching Presidents was started in 1987 by David “Sparky” Parker (Martin VanBuren), a Nevada City artist, school board member and bartender. Sparky organized the event himself for years until Patti Foster joined him in the late 90s to help with decorations and general organizing. After the 2007 march, Sparky and Patti stepped down and a steering committee was formed to handle the event, which includes a post-march dinner and party.
2009 promises to be an exciting parade because, as we do every four or eight years, we’re adding a new President and first lady: President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama.
To contact the Famous Marching Presidents, please direct email to steering chair Nancy Patmont (Julia Grant) at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Famous Marching Presidents’ Steering Committee:
Famous Marching Presidents Committee to Revive Everyone and Everything Presidential!
Frances Allen (Roselynn Carter)
Bob Buhlis (James Monroe)
Karen Chizek (Frances Cleveland)
Jim Crowley (Bill Clinton)
Sherrine Crowley (Laura Bush)
Patti Foster (Julia Tyler)
Marcy Harrison (Nancy Reagan)
Joel Heppting (James Garfield)
Nancy Patmont (Julia Grant), chair
David Parker (Martin Van Buren)
Chris Towne (Thomas Jefferson)
Jane Yager (Lou Hoover)
Phil Yager (Herbert Hoover)
Karen Young (Jane Pierce)
Michael Young (Franklin Pierce)