Your 2018 Torchlight Parade Marshal – Chuck Thoftne
Thoftne, who said, “I feel humbled to be selected” Torchlight Parade marshal, added, “It was an instant honor when I was asked.”
Thoftne, who has worked with Kwik Trip for 25 years and now is a zone retail operations leader, supervising 110 stores in southeast Wisconsin, also worked for several other local and area stores in the grocery industry.
A member of the Onalaska Sons of the American Legion, Thoftne and his wife, Julie, make Oktoberfest a family affair, with two daughters and two grandchildren joining the festivities.
“Oktoberfest always has been huge, even when we were raising our daughters, with family gatherings,” Thoftne said.
Former Torchlight Parade Marshals
|Year||Torchlight Parade Marshal|
|1995||Randy Eddy, Sr.|
|2000||Bud Loomis & Dave Loomis*|
Parade Marshal Nomination
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Your nominee should be a person who:
- has contributed positively to the good of the community through leadership and outstanding accomplishments;
- someone of good character that is well-respected;
- well-known, well-liked, friendly, outgoing, and has a good personality; and
- lives within 20 miles of La Crosse.