The parade is the Marion Founders Day event that honor’s Marion, TX. It was a great opportunity to reach out to the community about our program. These are some of our volunteers, kids, board members and family.
A Brief History of Marion:
“Marion, Texas is on FM 78, about 10 miles west of Seguin. Marion was founded in 1877 by Thomas W. Pierce, of Boston in honor of his daughter, Miss Marion Pierce. Pierce was president of the Galveston, Harrisburg, and San Antonio Railroad, and Marion was a major railway stop to get Texas ready for exports being brought in from ports in the Gulf of Mexico. In 1878 it was the largest and busiest depot in Texas.”
– Sarah Reveley, San Antonio
To read about the history of Marion, please visit their official website: http://www.cityofmariontx.org/