Olympian Janet Evans named parade grand marshal

Four-time Olympic gold medal swimmer Janet Evans will lead the 48th Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade as grand marshal, according to a news release.

The March 1, 2014, parade will feature the theme, "Home of the free because of the brave."

The Laguna Beach resident and 2004 inductee to the United Sates Olympic Hall of Fame will be featured, along with other parade honorees, at the Feb. 2 Honorees Fundraiser Brunch.

The parade is supported by the brunch, program ads and donations. The program ad deadline is Jan. 6, and the deadline for parade entries is Jan.10.

Contact Sandi Werthe for information and brunch reservations at shworthy@cox.net.

— Beau Nicolette

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