Kristos named July Fourth grand marshals


George Kristo

Noblesville residents George and Linda Kristo will serve as the grand marshals for the 2012 Noblesville July Fourth Parade and Fireworks Festival. The Kristos have lived in Noblesville for 21 years. George has served as the executive director of the Hamilton County Council on Alcohol and Other Drugs for 16 years, and Linda has had her own psychology practice in Noblesville for more than 20 years.

“George and Linda are so well-known around Noblesville. They love this city and its people and are truly passionate about keeping Hamilton County’s youth and adults drug-free and smoke-free. Through their work with the HCCAOD, they work tirelessly to prevent substance abuse through extensive outreach and education efforts,” said Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear.

Linda Kristo

This year’s festivities will take place on July 4 and the theme will be “Stars and Stripes Forever in Noblesville.” The fun will begin with the parade at 5 p.m., followed by the festival from 6 to 10 p.m. At approximately 10 p.m., the annual fireworks display will begin. City Spokeswoman Cara Culp said the festival is free of charge and will offer plenty of activities for kids, a classic car show, live music from Lipstick Blonde of Nashville, Tenn., activities for teens and adults, food vendors and more. All of the money used to pay for the entertainment, activities and fireworks is raised through sponsorships and donations.

Culp said the July Fourth planning committee is raising money to pay for this year’s festivities, and is asking for the community’s help. For more information about sponsoring or donating to the activities, or for questions about the event, contact her at 776-6367.


By Robert Herrington


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