2017-11-22 / Front Page

Snyders are 2017 Christmas parade grand marshals

Jenny and Dick Snyder Jenny and Dick Snyder Cloverdale Main Street is very proud to announce this year’s “Christmas Memories” parade on Dec. 2, 2017 at 1 p.m. Jenny Snyder along with her husband of 53 years, Dick Snyder, are the grand marshals of the 2017 Christmas parade.

The Snyders have been a part of Cloverdale for 47 years and have raised two Cloverdale High School graduates, Tresa and Treva.

Jenny recently retired from the Hoosier Topics, in Cloverdale, where she worked for 34 years as the manager. She spent long hours and some weekends to cover many town changes over the years.

“Although I have enjoyed meeting the people, the adventure and research the job required, I am looking forward to a limited deadline lifestyle,” she said. Her plan now is to work on their 20-acre property that needs some TLC, she currently mows 10 acres and plans to increase that now so that she can take walks along the Mill Creek.

She also plans to gain some schooling for a “golden year career in real estate or tax preparation.”

“I’ll have to keep busy, or my brain will just turn to cobwebs, it’s been working my whole life,” she said.

Somewhere in all of this, she also wants to catch up on some projects at home and do some sewing and upholstery.

Her husband Dick is the owner/operator of Dick’s Body Shop in Cloverdale that he opened in 1967 and it serves as a great place for him and his friends to socialize, even today.

He has repaired several vehicles for town officials and many members of the community over the years and has offered to assist whenever he could. He also owns some nostalgic vehicles that he has driven in local events, including his ’35 Ford truck or another 50s vehicle for the past several years to chauffeur grand marshals during the parade. “He is lost in the 50s,” Jenny said.

Together they were the editors of a 1954-1956 Ford newsletter for 15 years, which has offered them a chance to relive events of that era (poodle skirts, slicked back hair, sock hops and Elvis, are a few) and meet interesting people. National membership enabled them to learn about cultures of other countries.

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