LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - The organizers of La Crosse's Riverfest today announced the 2019 Commodore and First Mate.
This year Bill and Tari LaRue of La Crosse will lead the summer festival, July 3-6, in Riverside Park.
Bill, a La Crescent native, works at the Locknet Division of EO Johnson as Senior Account Executive. Tari is a graduate of Central High School and is an active community volunteer. The LaRues have been married for 30 years and have four children.
The list of community activities that Bill has been involved with is long, including being past President of Rotary East, Rotary advisor to a high school Interact club, he was an Onalaska High School Hockey Coach and one of the organizers of the Atomic Ice Fishing Derby. Bill is active in Ducks Unlimited, serves as a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and more. Both he and Tari are active in their church. Tari serves on the church council, taught Sunday School and served as Sunday School Superintendent. She also stocks the food shelf and volunteers for Meals on Wheels.
Bill is also known for being half of the Blues Brother Act that toured the country performing at Major League Baseball games, NBA basketball games and even a couple times at Riverfest.
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