The Wauseon Downtown Association is delighted to announce the Grand Marshals for the 2019 Wauseon Christmas Parade. Paul and Suzanne Zumfelde have been selected this year for their dedication to leadership and service in the Wauseon Community.
Paul is a 1962 graduate of Wauseon High School, a US Army Veteran, (Viet Nam), and a graduate of Eastern Michigan. For 18 years he served as an OSU assistant professor / Fulton County 4H educator. Paul was inducted into the Fulton County Agriculture Hall of Fame in 1995. This year, he was named the Outstanding 4-H Fulton County Alumni, and also Awarded Ohio State Excellence in 4-H Youth Education.
Paul is a 20 year member of the Wauseon Rotary club, and a Chairman of Wauseon Rotary International Exchange Program-10 years. He served as the honorary Chairman of the Fulton County United Way for 2 years and served on the Wauseon Community Chest. Paul is also a past member of the Wauseon Library Board, serving for two-4 year terms and was the Chair of the Wauseon Library Levy. He also initiated the Wauseon Area Foundation. In 2010, he organized and chaired the ‘Pool for Wauseon” committee. In 2012, he became one of the founders of the Wauseon Farmers’ Market. Paul is a member of the Northwest Ohio Rails to Trails Association and is working with the Fulton County Commissioners on the Fulton County Rails to Trails system.
Suzanne is an active leader in the Wauseon FISH Caring Cupboard Food Pantry and she helps in the Outreach Ministry of at Trinity Lutheran Church. She is serving as the President of the TLC Child Care Center Board. She has served on the Board of the Fulton County Board of DD for 8 years and on the Quadco Rehabilitation Center Board for 4 years . Suzanne is a graduate of Bowling Green State University and The University of Toledo. She taught for 35 years and retired from the Penta-Career Center. She was honored in 1990 as the National Teacher of the Year in Career Family and Consumer Sciences-1990. Suzanne volunteered as a Fulton County 4-H Youth Advisor for 25 years.
Paul and Suzanne are the proud parents of two children and two grandchildren.
The Wauseon Christmas Parade returns to Fulton Street at 7:00 pm on Saturday, November 30th. The parade begins at South Park, and follows a parade route through downtown Wauseon. The parade is sponsored this year by the M. E. Miller Tire Company. The Wauseon Chamber and The Fulton County Historical Society are hosting a hot chocolate and cookie reception for Santa and Mrs. Claus and all of their guests after the parade at the Depot.