July 4th Parade Marshals
Civil rights advocates named July Fourth parade marshals in Watsonville
Sentinel staff report
WATSONVILLE - Mas (Poston 220-12-A) and Marcia Hashimoto will be the grand marshals of the city's annual Independence Day parade, organizers announced Wednesday.
It's the latest in a string of honors for the Watsonville couple, who have been active in the Watsonville-Santa Cruz Japanese American Citizens League for decades and have raised awareness of civil rights issues through educational and cultural activities.
The City Council presented the Hashimotos with a proclamation recognizing their efforts in February, and on May 18, they'll be among the honorees at the American Red Cross, Santa Cruz County chapter's annual Heroes Breakfast.
The parade will be 2 p.m. July 4th, 2011.