We are proud to announce some of the esteemed participants in the 2023 Chatham July 4th Parade:
The Grand Marshal for the 2023 parade will be John Whelan.
This year’s Grand Marshal truly represents “Historic Chatham”.
He has been a resident of Chatham for over 70 years and is
described as one of the “keepers of the flame” as he is always
willing to recount stories of Chatham both orally and through his
columns in the Cape Cod Chronicle. John is the author of the
book “I am Chatham” which is about the people who have
contributed to the rich history of Chatham. He has also served on
Chatham’s Finance Committee.
John will be driven in his own Audi Convertible by his brother.
The Judges for the 2023 parade will be:
Peter Cocolis – Peter has been a member of the Planning
Board in Chatham serving as its Chair for many years.
Peter also served on the Select Board for four years,
serving as its chair. He has been the town’s
representative to the Cape Light Compact. He has also
been an active contributor to First Night and the Holy
Lorraine Cocolis – Lorraine has been a chair of the Chatham
Women’s Club. Lorraine has also served on the Parish
Council at the Holy Redeemer Church and has been an
active contributor to First Night.
We felt it was very important to honor the Cocolises
contributions to our town before they head out to
By now the tradition of having the Chatham High School and now
Monomoy High School Valedictorian serve as a judge is well
Christie Beckley – This year’s valedictorian is Christie
Beckley. Christie is a resident of Chatham. She will
attend Harvard in the follow to study Biology!
NATIONAL ANTHEM SINGER
This year’s National Anthem will be sung by Haley Labdon. Haley
has performed at Radio City Music Hall before as well as
participating in the chorus at Nauset Regional High School. Haley
will start her senior year at Nauset in the fall.