The Grand Marshalls for the 2013 Beardstown Fall Fun Festival are Tom Penwarden, left, and Charles Schneider They will lead the parade which begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28. The parade will proceed south on Main St., past Art Zeeck Park, then turn west on Eighth St. before the home stretch north down Washington St. Mr. Penwarden, currently the Beardstown Ward 4 Alderman, is a veteran of the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany, 1953-1955. He is a diehard Cubs fan and has fantasized the Cubbies will win the World Series in 2014. Mr. Schneider has farmed for 54 years “and counting.” He sleeps well, as his St. Louis Cardinals have won 18 National League pennants and 11 World Series since 1926. Let the parade begin!