Photo by J. Scott Park, courtesy Jackson Citizen Patriot

The Rose Parade committee is pleased to announce Dr. James O’Connor as the Rose Parade’s Grand Marshal for 2017.  Dr. O’Connor was nominated by the St. Luke’s Clinic Volunteers.  He has received numerous honors and awards including Volunteer of the Year, Healthcare Angels, Citizen Patriot Citizen of the Year; and recognition from the Kiwanis Club.  Dr. O’Connor’s nominators stated, “His sharing of himself and hours to this community through the clinic, the church, the food pantry, the Kiwanis and many other organizations he works with pays so much forward. His mission work and his giving of himself in the healthcare community is amazing.”


Join us in celebrating the 59
th Annual Jackson County Rose Parade and Picnic in the Park on Sunday June 4th, 2017 at 1:00pm.  The Picnic in the Park will commence immediately after the parade.   The parade route will begin in downtown on South Jackson St. and Mason St. (near Austin Park) and end at the Picnic in the Park inside Ella Sharp Park.  This year’s parade theme is “Let’s go to the Movies”.   

Volunteer Rose Parade and Picnic in the Park committee
roseparadepicnic@gmail.com