Advertisements

Mum Festival Names NBC Connecticut’s Bob Maxon 2018 Mum Festival Grand Marshal

Bob Maxon

The Mum Festival Committee, in keeping with this year’s theme of “Fall in Love with Bristol’, announced that award-winning meteorologist Bob Maxon will be this year’s Mum Festival Grand Marshal.

As Grand Marshal, Bob will also lead the 57th Annual Mum Festival Parade on Sunday, September 23rd.  This marquee parade is a highlight of the jam-packed, activity filled, family friendly and epic fall Mum Festival weekend. The parade will begin at 1:30 pm and book-ends the celebrated Mum Festival Carnival & Vendor Extravaganza.

“On behalf of the all-volunteer Mum Festival Committee, we are so excited to welcome Bob to Bristol to lead off the 2018 Mum Festival parade,” said Jack Ferraro, Mum Festival Chairman. “Bob is a Connecticut icon who has covered Bristol over the years and is truly a member of our community. We are so honored that he will be a part of this year’s Festival.”

Bob Maxon is the weekday morning meteorologist on NBC Connecticut News Today from 4:30 a.m.  to 7 a.m. and through the Today Show. He’s been with NBC Connecticut since August 1995.

He lives in Simsbury with his wife, Jacqui, their two daughters, Katy and Marleigh and their dogs, Atticus and Louie.

An industry veteran, Bob has forecasted the weather for several areas in the northeast. In 1987 he worked for Cable News Center 7 in Ithaca, New York, before making the transition to Binghamton, New York, to work at WMGC in 1988. Between 1989 and 1995, Bob gained most of his experience working for WMUR in Manchester, New Hampshire. 

The American Meteorological Society awarded Bob with its “Seal of Approval” for weather forecasting and broadcasting.

During his tenure as a professional meteorologist, Bob has covered many of the major storms that have struck the northeast including Hurricane Bob in 1991, the Great Winter Storm of ’93, and the Blizzard of ’96, the amazing President’s Day Blizzard of 2003, Irene and Sandy, as well as the Blizzard of February 2013.

He grew up in Oswego, New York, and graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science degree in meteorology.

When he is not working, Bob volunteers his time to raise important funds for the American Cancer Society, the March of Dimes, Special Olympics, American Heart Association, and FAVARH (ARC of Farmington Valley).

 “I am very honored to be named the 2018 Grand Marshal and to be included in this year’s Mum Festival festivities,” commented Mr. Maxon. “Bristol is truly one of my favorite places in the state to visit.  I’m really looking forward to bringing NBC CT’s weather vehicle “Snow Monster” to the Festival and seeing all the NBC Connecticut fans during the parade. I welcome everyone to join me as we “Fall in Love with Bristol” during the Mum Festival.”

This year’s Festival dates are Thursday, September 20th – Sunday, September 23rd.   

Advertisements

The Roundup is a popular weekly magazine covering central Connecticut news, Statewide news, National news, local events, commentary, and more.

 

The Roundup currently has over 5,700 subscriptions and a local social media following of over 95,000 readers across multiple social media sites, apps, pages, and groups.

 

The Roundup is also a proud member of WordPress. This affiliation offers readers more news from FOX 61 and CBS Connecticut on The Roundup.

Latest Stories From Roundup Partner : FOX 61

Hebron community comes to the rescue after Grinch steals Christmas gifts

Hebron community comes to the rescue after Grinch steals Christmas gifts

HEBRON —  A video showing what appears to be the Grinch stealing Christmas gifts from a Hebron home, made a lasting impression on the community. Maria McKeon said the man seen in the video stole all the Christmas gifts from her home, and many of them were supposed to go to a needy family in New London who McKeon adopted for the holidays. The children are ages three, five, and 10 and a newborn. The community wasn’t going to let […]

Rocky Hill mother wants school to help stop her son from getting bullied

Rocky Hill mother wants school to help stop her son from getting bullied

ROCKY HILL – Christine Deziel said she’s running out of options to help her son. “For the past two years my son has been getting bullied,” she said. Her son goes to Griswald Middle School in Rocky Hill and said he’s stopped doing homework and all of his normal activities. She said he’s been bullied so much that just a few weeks ago her son said something no parent ever wants to hear. “He actually last year came to me […]

Connecticut State Police deliver toys to patients at CCMC

Connecticut State Police deliver toys to patients at CCMC

HARTFORD – A 22-year long tradition hit Hartford once again where Connecticut State troopers traded police work for playtime. A group of State Police troopers showed up at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center with lots of toys in tow, part of their annual toy drive for the kids at the hospital. “It’s great to give back to the community and to these kids,” said Trooper First Class Jim Nolting who mentioned he had been part of the toy drive for a […]

Cemetery manager arrested for piling graves on top of one another in Bridgeport, appears in court

Cemetery manager arrested for piling graves on top of one another in Bridgeport, appears in court

BRIDGEPORT — A former Bridgeport cemetery manager appeared before a judge Tuesday. She was arrested after a police investigation found new grave sites were placed on top of old ones in the city’s Park Cemetery. Dale LaPrade, 64, appeared briefly in Bridgeport Superior Court, requesting representation by a public defender, which was granted. However, FOX61’s interview request was tersely denied by LaPrade, who said, “Don’t take my picture. I’m telling you right now,” as her husband, Daniel LaPrade, the longtime former […]

Comments

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.