Former Mayor Bill Stortz to be grand marshal of Forestville Memorial Day Parade

Published on Thursday, 24 May 2018 20:49


BRISTOL - Former Mayor Bill Stortz has been named the parade marshal for the Forestville Memorial Day Parade.

Stortz, a Navy veteran, said he is “honored” to be selected as marshal by Forestville American Legion Post 209, who are organizing the parade.

“I’m looking forward to parade day and I appreciate being considered,” he said.

Chuck Woodin, who founded Forestville American Legion Post 209 in 2014, said choosing Stortz was a “no-brainer.”

“Bill served for many terms as mayor and he was a Navy veteran who served right at the end of the Korean War,” said Woodin. “He is also a member of Post 209 and he has done a lot for the community. He is a perfect match.”

The Forestville Memorial Day Parade will be held Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m. with a rain date set for Monday at the same time. The parade will start in the Forestville Center, proceed up Church Avenue to Washington Street and then down Central Street.

Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or

Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol, Forestville on Thursday, 24 May 2018 20:49. Updated: Thursday, 24 May 2018 20:52.