Dave Richards named Autumnfest Parade Grand Marshal

Dave Richards named Autumnfest Parade Grand Marshal

(Valley Breeze photo by Tom Ward)

WOONSOCKET - On Friday morning in the Woonsocket City Hall office of Mayor Leo T. Fontaine (at center), Dave Richards, right, the owner of WOON-AM 1240 radio, was surprised by his being named the Woonsocket Autumnfest Parade Grand Marshal. Richards, a Burrillville resident and longtime supporter of the city's huge Columbus Day weekend festival, will ride in the place of honor with is wife, Denise, during the parade, to be held the morning of Monday, Oct. 14. At left is Linda Plays, parade chairwoman.