And we now know who will be leading this year's Maple
Leaf and Torchlight parades...
The announcement came earlier tonight at the Oktoberfest
Mike Desmond and Scott Mihalovic were named this years
Desmond is the Executive Director of the La Crosse
area Boys and Girls Club and will lead the Maple Leaf
While Mihalovic...the former Logan High School principal.
will serve as the leader of theTorchlight Parade.
Both men say it's an honor to be a part of the Oktoberfest
MIHALOVIC: This is such a long standing and historic
tradition in our community, the Oktoberfest., It's
just a humbling honor and considers all the past Torchlight
parade marshals, it's very special to me and my family.
DESMOND: To be recognized in this way is humbling,
I'm not so sure we deserve this, but we're going to
do the best job we can being ambassadors to the city
of La Crosse.
The torchlight parade is next Thursday night and the
Maple Leaf Parade will take place the following Saturday.