Labor Day Parade
“140 Years of Fun” is the theme chosen for this year’s fair and parade, featuring Grand Marshals Thales and Edna Brown of Parowan. Come early to get your favorite shady spot so you don’t miss the floats, beauty queens, horses, old-fashioned cars, marching bands, and dancers, as they make their way down Parowan’s Main Street. The parade will be held on Monday–Labor Day–September 3rd at 10 a.m.
If you are interested in participating in the parade, turn in the entry form and a brief description of your entry to the Iron County Fair Office by Wednesday, August 29th. We encourage entries to follow the theme to compete for prize money in each category.
About the Grand Marshal
Thales C. Brown was born September 2, 1920 in Springville, UT. He has been married to Edna Wiscombe for 71 years, and they are the parents of three children – Dean, Phyllis, and Jim. Thales graduated from Springville High school and later received BS and MBS degrees from Utah State University.
Thales was taught at a young age to give service to others. He has tirelessly done just that throughout his life. He began a teaching career at Parowan High School in 1944. He was a dedicated teacher for 39 years, touching the lives of many young men and women. Thales has planted and harvested a beautiful garden for his entire life. He shares his harvest with his family and community. He has served in many church positions; he and his wife completed a successful mission in New Zealand and later faithfully served as LDS temple workers.
Thales has given countless hours serving his community, church, and county as a teacher at Parowan High School, chairman of the Iron County Education Credit Union, 40 years on the Iron County Livestock Show Board, and 5 years as an Iron County Livestock Show Judge. Thales worked for 12 years as a member of the Iron County Fair Board serving as secretary, vice chairman and chairman and an exhibit judge. He has been a lifetime exhibitor in the Iron County Fair and you have undoubtedly seen many of his wares in the exhibit hall. He has also been a member of the local Red Hill Wranglers.
Thales has earned and received recognition in the following areas: National Vocational Education Officer, Junior Chamber of Commerce State Service Award for Parowan, State Ag Teacher Distinguished Service Award, State Ag Teacher of the Year Award, State Vocational Education Teacher of the Year Award, and State Humanitarian Award for distinguished and unselfish service.
Thales C. Brown has indeed been an exemplary and selfless citizen of Parowan, Utah and Iron County. His tireless and willing service to family, church and community are indeed noted, appreciated, and honored. For his many years of service to the Iron County Fair and his community, we thank Thales and honor him as our Grand Marshal of the 2012 Iron County Fair. You are an honored and loved citizen of Iron County.