Grand Marshal- 2023

2023 Grand Marshal – Barbara LaGrenade

Mayor Arthur Vigeant is pleased to announce Barbara LaGrenade as the 2023 Labor Day Parade’s Grand Marshal. Ms. LaGrenade has been serving as Director of the Marlborough Community Cupboard for 13 years providing groceries, fresh fruits and vegetables to 750-850 families a month.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Barbara kept the food pantry open and created a successful “drive through” system allowing residents to safely access. Ms. LaGrenade manages numerous programs including Feed a Family giving families a complete turkey dinner for the holidays and Senior Mobile Market which allows for seniors to have their groceries delivered. She also manages the United Ways Tool for School backpack drive where she personally coordinates with each family to ensure each Marlborough child in need receives a backpack filled with appropriate grade level school supplies.

“We are proud to select Barbara LaGrenade as this year’s Grand Marshal. Ms. LaGrenade is committed to fighting food insecurity and offers various programs to help Marlborough residents in need. Her longstanding dedication to helping families is deeply appreciated,” said Mayor Arthur Vigeant.

Mayor Vigeant and Parade Director Melanie Whapham invite the community to join Ms. LaGrenade at the 71st Marlborough Labor Day Parade on September 4, 2023 at 12pm!