NORTH ADAMS -- Peter Tomyl, the president of the Mohawk Trail Association, has been named grand marshal of the 59th annual Fall Foliage Parade, which takes place on Sunday, Oct. 5.

Tomyl has served as the association’s president for 15 years. The theme of this year’s parade is the "100th Anniversary of the Mohawk Trail."

"Celebrating the adventure and culture that people have experienced on the Mohawk Trail over the last century is our way of paying homage to the communities that have made it possible," said Parade Director Danielle Thomas, "and we’re delighted that Peter will be leading the celebration."

During his tenure as president, Tomyl has implemented the use of billboards for the Mohawk Trail Association and developed a robust online presence for the organization with a new website and social media outlets that has increased visits from those in the Boston and New York markets.

"It’s very exciting that the Fall Foliage Parade Committee chose to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Mohawk Trail this year," Tomyl said.

The Fall Foliage Festival Parade is coordinated by the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce. For information or to volunteer call Danielle Thomas at (413) 499-4000 ext. 126 or visit www.fallfoliage.com.



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