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Carol Chandler is Montross Festival’s Grand Marshal

Carol Chandler, who has devoted her life to Montross and is one of the leaders of the Montross Revitalization effort, is the Grand Marshal of the parade at the Montross Fall Festival which begins this weekend.



“I am humbled that the town which means so much to me has chosen me to represent them in my favorite event of the year,” said Chandler, the owner of the Carrot Cottage on Courthouse  Square.

“Carol was unanimously selected by the Fall Festival Steering Committee’” said Montross Town Manager Brenda Reamy. “Carol is very deserving of this honor.”

Chandler’s business, which features gifts, collectables, flags, a garden center, home decor and pastel portraits drawn by Chandler, has served as an unofficial Welcome Wagon for visitors to Montross and a neighborhood gathering place for local residents for more than 15 years.  

Chandler arrived in Westmoreland County in 1968 and began working as a teacher.  She taught high school, elementary school and kindergarten and then opened Peter Pan Play School in Montross. She remains active in youth programs in the town and the county.

Carol built her successful Carrot Cottage business on Montross’ Courthouse Square in a building that was once the home of the Harris Variety Store. She was a leader in the effort to build the new Montross Library building and in developing a volunteer program for the Westmoreland County Museum.

Carol, who is currently aiding her husband, Bryan, in his valiant fight with cancer, is the mother of two grown children.  She will ride in a convertible in the Saturday festival parade with her two grandchildren, Natalie 9, and Anthony, 6.  She is a member of St. James Episcopal Church in Montross.

 

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