Chardon native Jason Smith is the Grand Marshal for the parade on Saturday, April 25. Jason is a graduate of Chardon High School, as are his parents. He grew up in Munson and currently lives in Las Vegas with his wife Staci. Flea markets were a regular part of his life. He is currently in a new reality show on the Spike TV series called Thrift Hunters. Thrift Hunters tracks Jason & his friend Brian on shopping adventures at thrift shops, flea markets and garage sales across the country. One of his shows was taped here in Chardon.
Melissa Mack, WJW Channel 8, is the Grand Marshal on Sunday, April 26. She was born in northeast Ohio and worked for Fox 8 for three years before she left to work in Boston. She’s returned to Fox 8 and is now back home. She attended Youngstown State University for her Telecommunications degree and Mississippi State University for a Broadcast Meteorology Certification. She also holds the AMS seal of approval. She enjoys spending time with her family & friends, baking, sampling area restaurants, cheering for the Browns, Cavs & Indians and running. You can see her weekdays at 4 and 7 pm.