Tom Biro is Grand Marshal of Marblehead Lions Parade

Aug 25, 2021 | Featured | 0 comments

Biro Manufacturing Company Plant Supervisor Tom Biro, great-grandson of company founder Carl Biro, Sr., will serve as grand marshal of the Marblehead Peninsula Lions Club Perch Festival Parade on Saturday, Aug. 28

BY JANE DANCHISEN

Biro Manufacturing Company Plant Supervisor Tom Biro, great-grandson of company founder Carl Biro, Sr., will serve as grand marshal of the Marblehead Peninsula Lions Club Perch Festival Parade on Saturday, Aug. 28 at 10 a.m. Biro Manufacturing Company was selected in honor of celebrating its 100th anniversary.

The company was founded in Marblehead in 1921.

Carl Biro, Sr. gave the best years of his life to the

development of an idea that now benefits mankind. Through his invention of the power meat saw, he gave the meat cutting industry the ease, speed and precision never before achieved with manual meat cutting methods.

Carl Biro, Sr. was the son of a village blacksmith in Hungary and immigrated to Ohio in 1902. Through pursuing his “American dream,” Biro Manufacturing Company was born.

In July 2021, Village of Marblehead Mayor Jacqueline Bird issued a 100th Anniversary Proclamation.

Since many local friends and relatives have worked at Biro Manufacturing during the last 100 years, the community is invited to watch the parade, as well as to walk or drive behind the grand marshal’s car.

According to Lions President Tod Kelly, the parade kicks off the Marblehead Peninsula Lions Club Perch Festival Parade.

“Since the motto of Lions International is ‘we serve,’ all proceeds from the festival stay in our community and benefit individuals and organizations in need right here on the peninsula,” said Kelly.

In addition to delicious perch dinners and perch sandwiches, guests may enjoy Bingo, which is new this year, as well as raffles, a cash grand prize of $2,021, vendors, and live music by Third Degree Band, which is sponsored by NOMS Healthcare.

There will be free Lafarge Quarry tours in memory of long-time quarry foreman Ted Dress, a car show, kids games and a magician. Guests also have the opportunity to win scores of gift cards, a 2022 Bay Point beach pass, a 90-second Bassett’s Market shopping spree, Ben Richmond lighthouse print, 2022 Lakeside Chautauqua passes, and a “Sandusky Bay Blues” print by Dianne Rozak.

The festival will be held rain or shine at James Park.  For more information, contact John Englebeck at 419-635-6935 or jcenglebeck@gmail.com.

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