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Tulip Time Festival Parade Grand Marshals Announced
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Tulip Time Festival Parade Grand Marshals Announced

The Tulip Time Festival is pleased to announce the 2011 Grand Marshals.
 
Volksparade, Wednesday, May 11, Grand Marshal: Glenn Van Wieren

Glenn Van Wieren, 68, coached the Hope College basketball program for 33 seasons, averaging 20 victories per season over that 33 year stretch for a career record of 660-219. Under Van Wieren, Hope College's basketball program became one of the most highly respected college programs across all of NCAA Division III.
 
During his time at Hope, Van Wieren guided the Flying Dutchmen to a record 17 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) championships and appearances in 21 NCAA Division III post-season tournaments. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan in 2003. In 2006, Van Wieren was honored by the Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame with the organization's Lifetime Achievement Award. In his final year of coaching, Van Wieren was ranked as the fifth winningest coach in NCAA Division III history. 
 
Coach Van Wieren's wife Jacquelyn (Jackie Nyboer) is a 1967 Hope graduate. The Van Wierens have four daughters, Gretel, Heidi, Kuria and Rebekah, and seven grandchildren.
 
Kinderparade, Thursday, May 12, Grand Marshal: Kerry Daab

Kerry Daab taught vocal music at Holland High School for 31 years and retired last spring after 37 years of teaching.  He received a Bachelor of Music Education, a Masters in Music Education and Supervision, and a Masters in Educational Administration all from Central Michigan University.
 
One of Daab's most memorable achievements was the creation and development of the singing group, The Vocal Dimensions, for which he served as director, choreographer, and accompanist.  The group has performed twice at the Midwestern Music Conference in Ann Arbor, at Expo 86, for George Bush Sr., and for Michigan Governors Blanchard and Engler.  They have been the opening act for The Lettermen, Jim Nabors, and The Smothers Brothers, Glen Campbell, Debby Boone, and Debbie Reynolds. The group continues to sing throughout the year at various school, community, and civic group functions as well as the Tulip Time Festival Wooden Shoe-Be-Doo Show in May.
 
Daab also served as director of The Tulip Time Salute for over ten years. His wife, Diane, is a retired vocal music educator from the Holland Public Schools and graduate of Central Michigan University.  His three grown children, Zac, Luke, and Anna, are all graduates of Holland High School.  He is now a worship leader at Faith Reformed Church in Zeeland, a member of HASP (Hope Academy of Senior Professionals), and a proud grandpa.
 
Muziekparade, Saturday, May 13, Grand Marshals: Holland City Council

The City of Holland works closely with the Tulip Time Festival to assure that the festival goes off without a hitch.  This process is made possible through the dedicated members of the Holland City Council who collectively hold the responsibility to make decisions regarding the needs of the residents of the City of Holland.
 
The current members of Holland City Council are Mayor Kurt Dykstra, Mike Trethewey, Jay Peters, Brian Burch, Robert Vande Vusse, Todd Whiteman, David Hoekstra, and Nancy DeBoer.
 
In addition to announcing the Grand Marshals, the Tulip Time Festival also welcomes Michigan Governor, Rick Snyder in the Volksparade on Wednesday, May 11 as he carries on the tradition of sweeping the streets clean!
 
The 2011 Tulip Time Festival brochures are available. To purchase your tickets or to pick up your free brochure visit the Tulip Time Festival office, 238 S. River Ave. Tickets can also be purchased online and a PDF version of the brochure can be downloaded at www.tuliptime.com. The dates for the 2011 Tulip Time Festival are May 7-14.

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