Riding in a place of honor for the 2022 Pelican Fest parade as Grand Marshall, Marcy Korda. A World War II U.S. Army nurse, Marcy has been a Pelican Rapids resident since 1946. Marcy served in a medical “MASH” unit in North Africa, Sicily, and Italy, where she met her husband, the late Dr. Henry Korda, who became the town doctor in Pelican Rapids after the War.

Piloting the convertible for Marcy’s ride down Main Street July 9 was American Legion member and classic car enthusiast Ben Woessner.

More on Pelican Fest:
Parading through Pelican
There’s a new crew directing traffic for the annual Pelican Car Show
Pelican Valley staff served picnic lunch for Pelican Fest
Dark skies, light hearts at Pelican Fest worship service
Rotary crew, volunteers serve up pit-cooked turkey that has become Pelican signature
Talking tractors… Pelican Fest Farm Show displayed vintage farm rigs— honored Ohe family farm