Penfield announces Independence Day Parade Marshal
The Town of Penfield will hold its annual Independence Day parade on Saturday, July 4, 2015. The parade will begin at 2 p.m. at Penfield High School, 25 High School Dr., and end at Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Rd. The celebration will continue at Harris Whalen Park at 5 p.m. with food and the music of Black Rabbit and Dog House. Penfield’s renowned fireworks show will begin at 10 p.m.
This year’s parade marshal has been chosen by Penfield Town Board as an individual who has given many years of dedicated service to the Penfield community. The 2015 Independence Day Parade Marshal is Mr. Steve Pellow.
“Each year the Town Board receives many nominations for parade marshal,” said Supervisor Tony LaFountain. “The Board looks at many factors when making this very difficult choice and Mr. Pellow represents what Penfield is best known for: family, volunteerism, community service and commitment. We are very proud that Steve is a member of our community.”
Steve Pellow is the founder and current president of the Kids Miracle Making Club, established in 2007. KMMC is an educational organization for kids ages 5-12, where they can develop their natural talents and unique personalities through projects focused on making a difference in their community.
Since the club’s origin all student projects have focused on helping other kids, kids with physical and developmental challenges. Students have raised thousands of dollars for products and services to help their special-needs friends while developing lasting friendships along the way.
Through Pellow’s efforts the club has earned recognition and praise. Some of the awards the club has been given include the Rochester-Monroe County Youth Bureau Outstanding Asset Builder Award, Rochester Area Administrators of Volunteer Service’ Carol Ritter Wright Award, and the Holy Childhood White Rose Award.
Pellow also sits on the Penfield Little League Board of Directors, and is founder and supervisor of the Challenger Baseball Division, a Little League division for kids with physical and developmental challenges.
In Pellow’s own words: “It’s all about the kids, all kids, helping them tap into the natural talents and unique personalities that make each one of them truly special!”