The Jackson County Rose Parade, sponsored by Art Moehn Chevrolet, has announced Phil Tripp as the 2018 Jackson County Rose Parade Grand Marshal.  The theme of the June 3rd Parade is “Celebrating 60 Years!”.

Phil Tripp is a resident of Jackson County, and owner of Tripp’s Auto Shop & Collision Center.  He was nominated by Windy Chmiel.  Phil grew up in Vandercook Lake, where his part-time job evolved into a career in business.  Phil and Barb Tripp founded Tripp’s Auto Shop and Collision Center in 1988.  The Jackson Citizen Patriot named Tripp’s Auto Shop and Collision Center 2010 Corporate Citizen of the Year and the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce honored Phil Tripp as 2011 Small Businessperson of the Year.  Phil has been involved in and supported numerous community and charitable events in the Jackson community including the Hot Air Jubilee and Chili Cook Off.  The Jackson County Rose Festival is pleased to have Phil as the Grand Marshal for the 2018 Jackson County Rose Parade.

American 1 Credit Union, Consumers Energy, and Henry Ford Allegiance Health are Division Sponsors; and Kelly Fuels is the Marching Band Sponsor. The Rose Parade is still welcoming  parade entries.   There is no fee to enter.  Parade forms are available on the Rose Festival’s website at

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