Cloverdale Citrus Fair Parade
Saturday, February 15, 2020, at 11:00 am
The Cloverdale Citrus Fair Parade has been an annual tradition for decades. Thousands attend this honored community event to cheer for their favorite float, marching band or equestrian group. Show off your talents and be a part of the fun.
Parade sign-up forms are available now!
All entries will be contacted the week of February 11, 2020, with their line-up instructions.
Line up for judging by 9:45 am. Judging starts at 10:00 am and is completed by 10:15 am. You must be on time and in the designated staging area in order to be judged.
2020 Citrus Fair Parade Grand Marshal
The 2020 Citrus Fair Parade Grand Marshal is Mary Jo Winter. Mary Jo has lived in Cloverdale since 1987, initially working as Editor for the Cloverdale Reveille. She came to raise her family here and promptly began her ongoing community support. Mary Jo opened her own staffing agency, Management Connections, in 1991 and is still running it today. From 2002–2008 Mary Jo also worked part-time as a reporter for the Reveille and has been the Cloverdale Correspondent for the Press Democrat since 2010.
Mary Jo is well known in town for her community involvement and volunteer work. She is a former Vice President of the Cloverdale Historical Society, former member of Cloverdale Community Outreach Committee Advisory Board, Director of Cloverdale Health Care District, Past President of the Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce, former director of Cloverdale Boys & Girls Club, Funding Committee Member for United Way, Hospice Fundraiser & Event Coordinator, and Graduate of Cloverdale Citizen’s Police Academy.
What many people don’t know about Mary Jo is that she was somewhat of a celebrity prior to moving to Cloverdale. In her youth, she performed with various circuses doing tightwire, unicycle and juggling acts. She even worked with the elephants. As such, she was a guest performer on the Mickey Mouse Club’s Talent Round-up Day. She also appeared on the Dinah Shore Chevy Show and did a commercial for Goodyear tires.
Mary Jo has become the voice of our community. In times of celebration or emergency, she is the steadfast rock that brings people together and communicates the important information.
Cloverdale is lucky to have Mary Jo in its midst and Mary Jo feels lucky to be here. “I have always been very protective of Cloverdale. In fact, I consider myself sort of the town’s Mother Hen.” She also says, “Cloverdale may not be the home of my birth, but it’s the home of my heart. I can’t imagine living anywhere else.”