Bruce and Joyce Uselman named Homecoming parade marshals
Bruce Uselman and his wife, Joyce, will serve as parade marshals for Wadena-Deer Creek High School’s Homecoming parade on Friday, Sept. 27.
WDC Middle/High School Principal Tyler Church said the school wanted to bestow this honor on the Uselmans for their commitment and service to WDC.
“Bruce and Joyce were selected because we wanted to thank them for everything they have done for the community and the school in particular. With Bruce retiring, we are losing an incredible police chief who was always there for the school and willing to help whenever we needed. Both Bruce and Joyce have served as excellent role models for our students and their positive relationship with our schools has certainly been a huge asset for WDC,” said Church.
Bruce and Joyce have spent their professional careers in Wadena. After serving almost 40 years in law enforcement, 10 of those as Wadena’s police chief, Bruce retired this past July. He said when the tornado ripped through the community and the school in 2010, “it pulled us together during a trying time of recovery.” In addition, Bruce was involved in the school patrol program at WDC Elementary School, and was commonly seen at the elementary and high school, speaking to classes and visiting with students.
Joyce works in the home health field as a registered nurse. She also served as a girl scout leader for several years. Both Bruce and Joyce are Wadena High School graduates – Bruce in 1974 and Joyce (Goeden) in 1975. Their children attended and graduated from Wadena-Deer Creek Schools as well. Son Lance graduated in 2004 and is following in his father’s footsteps in the law enforcement field. Daughter Jenna is a 2005 graduate and currently serves as the K-12 school counselor at Bertha-Hewitt Public Schools.
“This is truly an honor for us,” said Bruce in response to being named WDC’s 2013 Homecoming parade marshals.
Everyone loves a parade!
Bring a chair and watch the Homecoming parade on Friday afternoon, Sept. 27. The parade will feature the WDC Wolverine Marching Band, as well as floats from school organizations and local businesses.
This year’s parade will stage on Community Center Drive behind the middle/high school starting at 1 p.m., with the parade kicking off at 2 p.m. The parade route will go east on Aldrich Avenue, then downtown on Jefferson and turn west on Franklin. The community is invited to celebrate and show their “Wolverine Spirit!” If you are interested in entering a float in the parade, contact Activities Director Norm Gallant at 632-2310.
For more details on Homecoming Week, go to www.wdc2155.12.mn.us.