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2017 Grand Marshals


Bruce and Jo Weddendorf

Bruce and Jo Weddendorf both are very proud to call Huntsville their home, having both moved here back in the 1980s to work at NASA, where they first met many years ago. Jo has been working as a Mechanical Engineer at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center for over 30 years, and is currently in the Space Launch System Program Office. Bruce left NASA in 1996 to pursue his career as a consulting Mechanical Design Engineer, and both Bruce and Jo joined with Dan Perry and other friends in 2009 to found Straight to Ale, which they have built to be the largest brewery in North Alabama. Bruce and Jo through Straight to Ale have hosted countless community events over the years, helping many local charities meet their goals, while at the same time making our beloved City a more fun place to live. A big part of this is the Huntsville St. Patrick's Day Parade, which Straight to Ale has sponsored for several years. Bruce and Jo are proud to help bring this great event to our beloved City, spreading the spirit of the Irish, and encourage everyone in Huntsville to join in the festivities with us!

For information on our past Grand Marshals, check out the archive page.