Dreihaup Named Grand Marshal of Fryburg Mayfest Parade
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On Saturday, Dreihaup and his team will be leading this year’s “United We Stand” Mayfest parade, with Dreihaup acting as the Grand Marshal for the event.
“It was a great honor to be asked to be the Grand Marshal of the Mayfest Parade,” said Dreihaup, owner of The Computer Guru in Tylersburg. “But, the honor isn’t just for me. It really belongs to our players, and the part I am most happy about is they get to be part of the parade with me.”
Dreihaup and the players will lead the parade on a float built by the team.
“I wanted our girls to have the opportunity as well,” Dreihaup said. “They are the ones who earned this honor. I said I would only accept being Grand Marshal if I could have the players with me.”
Dreihaup, who said he has received a lot of congratulations from people since being named the Grand Marshal, has coached the She-Wolves for the past six years and has led them to the last three District 9 Class 1A titles—something North Clarion had never won in girls’ basketball until 2017. He has also guided the team to four straight KSAC Title games – with wins in 2017 and 2018 – and to the PIAA playoffs in each of the last four years. The She-Wolves advanced to the PIAA Quarterfinals in 2017 and to the second round of the PIAA playoffs in 2018.
“The thing I enjoy most about coaching is seeing the improvement in each player from the beginning of the year to the end of the year,” Dreihaup said. “Anyone who coaches, coaches because they love the sport, and they want to help young people improve. The accolades that come with it aren’t what’s important. What’s important is seeing the players have fun, get better, and enjoy the game.”
A 1989 graduate of West Forest High School, Dreihaup, who won his 100th game at North Clarion this past season, attended Slippery Rock University and has a degree in Business Administration/Management.
Fryburg Mayfest Parade, Saturday, May 25
The parade is set for 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, and will begin on the Old Fryburg Road and proceed through Fryburg and down Route 208 to Marble/Strobleton Road concluding at Guth’s Garage in Marble.
Any group, organization, family, or individual is welcome to put an entry into the parade. And, pre-registration is not required until the day of the parade. Parade day registration will take place at 1:15 p.m. To register, report to the beginning of the Old Fryburg Road off of Route 157. Any questions about registering for the parade should be directed to Mark Beichner at 814-221-9043.
Any parade entry that would like to hand out candy is being required to “hand” the candy out while walking and no throwing it from the entry for the safety of the spectators.
No one participating in the parade will be allowed to have alcohol in their possession or in their vehicle, and no one who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be able to participate in the parade and will be banned from future parades.
Anyone under the age of 18 is required to wear helmets on horseback, four wheelers, motorcycles, and bicycles.
For more information on Mayfest, check out the event’s website at https://www.fryburgmayfest.com.
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