2017 Oktoberfest Maple Leaf Parade Marshal – Gary Rudy
Like father, like son (his father, Dale Rudy was the 1978 Maple Leaf Parade Marshal) Gary Rudy and his wife Theresa will preside over the two-plus mile Oktoberfest Maple Leaf Parade on Saturday, September 30.
Rudy is the owner of Rudy’s Drive-In on La Crosse Street — known for its frosty root beer, chili dogs, roller-skating servers and classic cars.
Educated in La Crosse and an Army National Guard Veteran, Rudy is active in numerous community organizations and professional restaurant groups. He was named Wisconsin’s Outstanding Restaurateur in 2012.