1995 Bluecoats Hall of Fame Member

Marlene and her husband Tom are some of the most prolific volunteers in the organization’s history, having assisted in a variety of ways from the mid-1970’s until the mid-2000’s.

Marlene assisted Tom in the corps’ food service operation for many years, feeding the corps from a “uhaul” trailer pulled behind their car in the early years. Later, they managed the program on the corps’ first semi-trailer kitchen truck, when the corps first began placing in DCI finals. Marlene also served as an important member of the corps’ sewing team for many years. In the later years of her involvement, Marlene played an important role in the start-up of the organization’s bingo game.

Today, Marlene and Tom reside in North Canton, OH, only a few blocks from the Bluecoats’ offices.