Bruce and Martha Sue Soles of Gloucester have been selected as this year’s grand marshals for the Gloucester Daffodil Festival Parade, which is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 1.
Born and raised in Gloucester, the couple has a long history of being deeply involved in their community. Bruce has been a lifelong member of Singleton United Methodist Church, where he now serves as chairman of the administrative council. Martha Sue joined the church after the couple married and now plays the piano at the church.
“To give back to the community means a lot to us,” said Martha Sue.
Bruce has been a member of the Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad since he was 18 years old and is now president of the organization. Martha Sue and Bruce served on the rescue squad together until they were expecting their first child.
“It’s been real rewarding,” said Bruce about his time with GVFRS, where he has worn many hats.
Martha Sue’s business, The Silver Box, has been a fixtur...
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