2012 Bluecoats Hall of Fame Member
Dale & Laverna Williams began their service to the Bluecoats as parents and volunteers in the founding year of 1972. For the next ten years, they were the consummate parent volunteers supporting their three children Marty, Sandy, and Sherry who marched in the Bluecoats. From working the food truck, to driving buses, to supporting fund raising and operations they worked countless hours and did it all at the ground level which helped establish the Bluecoats in their beginning and set the stage for the future.
The Williams also had an integral role in the Corps’ on the field appearance. Dale Williams helped establish the now famous helmet and plume that continues today and Laverna worked tirelessly making uniforms, accessories, and flags. Because of their efforts, the Corps made it on the field in grand style.
The Williams’s biggest role during these humble years was their most important – their role as Corps Mom and Dad. They were there to care for and nuture these young Bluecoats as they began their road to history. Dale and Laverna Williams embody the spirit of volunteerism and service and the organization is forever grateful for their significant contribution.