Charles "Ed" Dressler named Xenia Community Festival Parade Grand Marshall

Ed DresslerMeet our Grand Marshall - Ed Dressler

Former Greene County Parks & Trails (GCP&T) Director Charles “Ed” Dressler, named Bike Miami Valley Advocate of the Year Xenia, Ohio and 2017 Bike Miami Valley Advocate of the Year at the recent Miami Valley Cycling Summit, will be our Grand Marshall for the 2018 Xenia Community Festival Parade.

Dressler, a resident of Yellow Springs, was hired in Greene County in 1974 as the second county parks and recreation director and first director of the Greene County Park District. During his 22 years of service in Greene County, he helped acquire 900 acres of parkland, developed more than 1,000 acres and the leading voice in transforming former railroad tracks into paved trails. We are so honored that Ed agreed to be our Grand Marshall for this year's Festival as a truly deserving recognition for all that he has done for the county, city and state.

Today, GCP&T manages 62 miles on the five paved trails in Greene County and is part of the nation’s largest paved trail network.

The Parade will be on September 15th, starting at 9am, and beginning at Main & Detroit in downtown Xenia and follow North Detroit to Ankeney Mill Rd. The Parade applications are available at Like and follow the Festival for updates on FaceBook:


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