Downing, daughter to serve as parade grand marshal

Longtime chamber volunteer Kevin Downing and his daughter, Payton, will serve as grand marshal of this year’s Hometown Parade during Granbury’s Old-Fashioned Fourth of July celebration. Downing, former chair of the chamber board, served for years as “parade boss,” lining up as many as 100 floats with the help of his daughter, now 24. This year someone else will handle those responsibilities while the father and daughter team enjoy a place of honor in the parade procession.