We're just a little more than two weeks away from
the start of Oktoberfest in La Crosse .
and this year's royal family is starting to come together.
This year's 'Special Fester' was announced earlier
this week .
and this year's parade marshals were revealed just
a few minutes ago.
Korean War Veterans Association president Louie Ferris
will serve as marshal for the 2016 Torchlight Parade.
Ferris was instrumental in creating a Korean War Veterans
Memorial at Veterans Freedom Park on the north side.
Brad Quarberg will serve as this year's Maple Leaf
He's worked at U-W La Crosse for more than 30 years
and has been an active member of the Valley View Rotary
Both Ferris and Quarberg say they're honored to serve
as this year's marshals .
and represent the La Crosse area.
I call it home, I've called it home for many many
years and it was a great place to raise my family,
it still is and just really humbled to be offered
What talked me into it was representing the north
That was the secret weapon they used, because I really
love the north side.
Born in the north side, I sleep in the same house,
same bedroom and same old iron bed I was born in,
can't get more north side than that.
This year's Torchlight Parade will be on Thursday,
September 29th .
and the Maple Leaf Parade will be Saturday, October