Consumers Energy Heritage Parade Grand Marshal - Peter Garthe
Peter Garthe embodies Traverse City pride and anyone who lives in the area knows he is an integral part of not only the National Cherry Festival but Traverse City as a whole. A lifetime resident of Traverse City for the past 59 years, Peter is no stranger to getting involved in the community. He has been active with Traverse City Central athletics from timing to score keeping, to helping with anything the teams may need.They know they can count on Peter to be there and be their greatest cheerleader.
Peter is not only a great supporter of the community but a record setting member. People from the area know that it is not a Cherry Festival if Peter isn’t selling pins. He has set the pin selling record 25 times in his many years of selling pins. Selling 218,133 Pins in 27 years, That's an average of 8,079 Pins Per Year. Couldn’t have picked a better person to represent the heritage and love for the National Cherry Festival Heritage Parade.