In honor of the 30th anniversary of the incorporation of Danville, members of the original Town Council will act as grand marshals during today's parade.
Danville was incorporated in 1982 and three of the original five members -- Schlendorf, Dick McNeely and Beverley Lane will ride in a convertible near the front of the parade as honorees, said Parade Chairman Wayne Wickham. Member Doug Offenhartz could not attend and John May passed away.
The Kiwanis Club, which has hosted the downtown parade for nearly 30 years, wanted to show its appreciation for the original council, Wickham said. This year's theme is "Danville, Small Town Values…Big Heart," and honoring the efforts of the first incorporated council falls directly in line with the parade's message.
For more information on Danville's incorporation efforts and the first council, visit the Museum of the San Ramon Valley website.