Holbrook Days grand marshals

The annual Holbrook Days weekend kicks off this Friday, June 22 with the traditional events.

This year, Dale and Kathy Long have been chosen as the grand marshals of the Saturday evening parade, which will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Dale has lived in Holbrook his entire life and it is the place he truly calls home. Dale is a 1970 Holbrook High School graduate while Kathy grew up in Cambridge and was a 1967 graduate of Cambridge High School. When the two were married in 2009 Kathy made the move to Holbrook.

Dale was part of the Holbrook business,  D&D Service, since it opened in the 1970’s and just recently retired.

Kathy was a medical transcriptionist at the Tri Valley Health Systems for 13 years before she retired in 2011. Since that time, she has owned a thrift shop in Holbrook which closed in 2017 due to the sale of the Holbrook school building. Kathy currently works two days a week for the Cambridge Clarion writing stories and council meetings.

The couple enjoys their hobbies to keep them busy. Dale enjoys being part of a bowling team . He also likes working on his house and tinkering with vehicles. Kathy enjoys quilting and loves to read, visiting thrift shops to buy books. She also gardens, cooks and loves to take cruises.

The couple has a large combined family which include Dale’s three girls: Jeannie Long, Sarah Fedderson and Megan Long all live in Lincoln and Kathy has four children; Andy Wiere of McCook, Becky Wiere of Cambridge, Julie Ebeler of Halem and Marie Troyier of Milford. Dale and Kathy enjoy their children and 11 grandchildren.

Dale was a member of the Furnas-Harlan Partnership for 12 years and on the board of the CPDC board since 1992. He has also been chairmen of the Village of Holbrook trustees from 1982-1984 and began that position again in 2002 and continues servicing the board today. Kathy was on the Cambridge school board for 12 years and has helped with 4-H and Girl Scouts in the past. The couple both serve on the Holbrook Days Committee and Kathy really enjoys helping with bingo.

Read the entire story in this week’s Public Mirror.

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