Starts 3:00 pm
Registration Starts at 1:15 pm on Old Fryburg Road off of RT 157
Questions call Mark Beichner 814-221-9043
Leon “Chappy” Eisenman will serve as the Grand Marshall of the 2021 Mayfest Parade celebrating 200 years of Fryburg.
At age 88, Leon has been looking forward to the Fryburg Area’s bicentennial for many years and has collected memorabilia from the 1920 centennial. He has boundless enthusiasm for our area and its residents.
Leon is a direct descendant of the first Catholic pioneers in our area, Jacob and Walburga Eisenman. Jacob donated land from his farm for the St. Michael the Archangel Church and Cemetery. Chappy was born to Henry “Heinie” and Edna Eisenman within sight of the church on the Frank Eisenman Farm close to where the original Eisenman log cabin was located. Leon was educated at St. Michael School, Shippenville High School and served our country during the Korean Conflict.
He is a retired business owner who was instrumental in promoting the manufactured home industry in Clarion County and was a founding partner of Clarion Bathware. Leon is also a director emeritus of First United National Bank.
Chappy has been married to the former Betty Seigworth for over 60 years and they have two children Jeff (Alicia) Eisenman and Brenda (Jason) Agnello. The family includes six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Family, faith and history are very important to Leon who counts the following surnames as part of his heritage: Eisenman, Fox, Hufnagel, Seth, Beichner, Fesenmyer and Denslinger. He credits his German farming heritage which instilled in him a tremendous work ethic. He also credits the late Monsignor Francis Theobald as being his mentor during his childhood.
Chappy encourages everyone to appreciate the sacrifices of their ancestors and to be thankful for the luxuries we have today.
“We are who we are because they were who they were.” author unknown.
Misty Lane Farms Performance Horses will be leading the parade with their team of Percheron Team honoring the fallen soldiers with their horse drawn hearse and will carry our veterans in their white carriage.
Also we are honored to have the Honor Flag Network close behind in their Momentum 395M carrying the single American flag that travels the country honoring heroes killed in the line of duty in law enforcement, fire and the military.
Registration will take place the day of the parade at 1:15 pm on Saturday May 29, 2021
To register please report to the beginning of the OLD FRYBURG ROAD Off of ROUTE 157.
Any questions please call
MARK BEICHNER AT 814-221-9043
PARADE STARTS AT 3:00 SHARP!
* ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 18 IS REQUIRED TO WEAR HELMETS ON HORSEBACK, FOUR WHEELERS, MOTORCYCLES AND BICYCLES.
* IF YOUR ENTRY WOULD LIKE TO HAND OUT CANDY WE ARE REQUIRING THAT YOU "HAND" THE CANDY OUT WHILE WALKING AND NOT THROW IT FROM YOUR ENTRY.
~THIS IS FOR THE SAFETY OF THE SPECTATORS
*ABSOLUTELY NO DRUGS, ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES OR VULGAR LANGUAGE PERMITTED IN THE PARADE LINE UP OR PARADE ROUTE!
No one under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be able to participate in the parade and will be BANNED from future parades!
*NO INAPPROPRIATE LANGUAGE OR INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR PERMITTED.