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April 29 - May 6, 2017Dresden, Tennessee
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Honoraries
2017
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2017
• Grand Marshal(s): Dresden High Football team
• Citizen of the Year: Rufus McPeak
• Golden Iris: Richard Hutcherson
• Volunteer of the Year: Debbie Moran

Past Honoraries

2015
• Grand Marshal(s): Richard and Connie Killebrew/ Elton and Glennis Hamilton
• Citizen of the Year: Danny Forrester
• Golden Irises: Doug Shook and Shirley Smethwick
• Volunteer of the Year: Dickie Hart

2014
• Grand Marshal(s): Paul Jolley
• Citizen of the Year: Gwin Anderson
• Golden Irises:  Johnny Kemp Kenneth & Norma Williams
• Volunteer of the Year: David and Amy Lewellen

2013
• Grand Marshal(s): Mike Wilson
• Citizen of the Year: Ricky Finney
• Golden Irises:  Lillian Stoker, Lucille Rainbolt, Ralph and Sue Cooper
• Volunteer of the Year: Richard and Joy Adams

2012
• Grand Marshal(s): Ben and Jennifer Moore and Andy and Ellie Holt
• Honorary Grand Marshalls: 2011 Dresden High School Football Team and Dresden Cross Country State Qualifiers
• Citizen of the Year: Allen Strawbridge
• Golden Irises: Tem and Kathy Chandler, Joyce Hurt, and Judge James Bradberry
• Volunteer of the Year: Leigh Hart

2011
• Grand Marshal(s): Terry Oliver, Former Commissioner of Agriculture
• Honorary Grand Marshalls: 2010 Dresden High School Football Team
• Citizen of the Year: Sarah Ann Pentecost
• Golden Irises: Harold Blakemore, Emily Lewellen, Beverly Stott
• Volunteer of the Year: Kerry Cooper

2010
• Grand Marshal(s): 194th Engineering Brigade
• Citizen of the Year: Tom Reavis
• Golden Irises: Joe & Carolyn Moon, Charles Alley, Judy Freeman
• Volunteer of the Year: Cans for Kids Projects, Chairperson – Tilman Arant

2009
• Grand Marshal(s): Lin Dunn
• Honorary Grand Marshalls: Past Chairpersons of the Easter Parade & Iris Festival
• Citizen of the Year: Bobby Goode
• Golden Irises: Gertie Shefield, Ted Kelly, and Billy & Wanda Powell
• Volunteer of the Year: Mike Parham

2008

• Grand Marshal(s): Miss Tennessee Grace Gore
• Citizen of the Year: Tommy Thomas
• Golden Irises: June Howard, Laurie Pritchett, Bonnie Jones

2007
• Grand Marshal(s): State Senator Lowe Finney
• Honorary Grand Marshalls: 1987 Dresden High School Baseball Team
• Citizen of the Year: County Commissioner Jimmy Westbrook
• Volunteer of the Year: Lou Ann Powers
• Golden Irises: Shirley Alexander, Edith Dilday, and Mary Myrick

2006
• Grand Marshal(s): Dresden Civic Clubs: Dresden Rotary Club, Dresden Lions Club, Dresden Pilot Club
• Citizen of the Year: Jerry Moubray
• Volunteer of the Year: Master Gardeners
• Golden Irises: Reverend Harold T. Conner, Sr., Rebecca McClain King, and Nancy Matlock

2005
• Grand Marshal(s): Chad Clifton
• Honorary Grand Marshall: Suzie German
• Citizen of the Year: Junior Moore
• Volunteer of the Year: Joyce Reynolds
• Golden Irises: Kay Salmon, Lynda Shannon, Barbara Hutcherson, Tillman Arrant, Wanda Arrant, and Verna Marcus.

2004
• Theme: “Reminiscing”
• Grand Marshal(s): Incorporators of the First Festival: Bill Featherstone, Sandra Klutts, Joan Foland, Tom Reavis, Eulaine and Bobby Moubray, Billie Jean Mansfield, Tom Beard, Mike Parrish, and Tem Chandler.
• Honorary Grand Marshalls: TN National Guard Unit 1174
• Citizen of the Year:
• Golden Irises:

2003
• Theme: “Patriotic”
• Grand Marshall(s): George Thomas
• Citizen of the Year: Tommy Moore
• Golden Irises: Allen Strawbridge, James H. Westbrook, James Wayne Moubray, Madge Winstead, Sarah Ann Pentecost, Gladys L. Simmons, Lowell Moubray, and “Woody” Covington

2002
• Grand Marshal(s): Eddie Capps
• Citizen of the Year: Richard D. Hutcherson, DDS
• Golden Irises: Mike Pentecost, Royal Pinkston, Lou Ann Powers, Mignon Mayo, Camille Amann, and Guynell Holman

2001
• Theme: “Saluting the Volunteer Spirit”
• Grand Marshal(s):Dresden Veterans from the US Armed Forces: Wayne Fisher, Bill McClain, Steven Warrilow, Dan Honeycutt, William D. Bradley, William Miller, and Calvin Shobe
• Citizen of the Year: Joan Foland
• Golden Irises: Jane Jeter Walker, Sue Maddox, Frances Nell Perry, Nell Winfrey, Carol Hutcherson, W.M. White, Walter Bennett, & Fred Stoker

2017 Grand Marshall Dresden High Football team2017 Citizen of the Year Rufus McPeak2017 Golden Iris Richard Hutcherson2017 Vollunteer of the Year Debbie Moran
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