Local retired journalist Bud Herron has been chosen to be the grand marshal of the Hope Heritage Days parade later this month.
At a ceremony Friday night in Hope, Herron was surprised with the honor.
Michael Dean, CEO of Heritage of Hope which organizes the annual festival, read a proclamation.
Herron was the long time editor and publisher of The Daily Journal in Franklin, as well as publisher of The Republic, The Brown County Democrat, and South magazine. He has served the community of Hope in a number of ways, including at one time heading up the Heritage of Hope not-profit group. Most recently he worked with Advocates for Children as a guardian ad litem, before retiring earlier this year..
Hope Heritage Days runs Sept. 28th, 29th and 30th. The parade is teh afternoon of Sunday, Sept. 30th.