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Parade Marshal
 
 Jim and Julie Poeppelman

Jim and Julie (Monnin) Poeppelman are very pleased and honored to be selected as Parade Marshalls for the 2019 Poultry Days Grand Parade. The parade will begin at 11:00am on Saturday June 15 as part of the three-day festival to be held June 14-16, 2019.

 

Jim was raised in Versailles and aside from his years in college, has been a lifelong Versailles resident. Julie was born in Piqua and spent the majority of her childhood growing up in Russia, OH, where she attended and graduated High School. The two were married on August 22, 1981 in Russia, OH and established residence in Versailles where they have been happily married ever since.

 

Jim graduated from Versailles High school and went on to receive his Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Cincinnati. Through the years Jim has dedicated time to many boards and committees in the Versailles community. Those organizations include director and president of the Versailles Development Association, Rotary Club Member, Friends of Hole Field Reconstruction Volunteer, President of the Darke County YMCA, board member at the Darke County Airport, and 2007 Versailles Area Citizen of the Year. Additionally, Jim was a member of the Versailles Poultry Days committee for many years serving as chairman for the 1989 festival. He served on the Ohio Aggregates and Industrial Minerals Association Board and was Chairman in 1996, along with serving as a board member and Chairman for the Ohio Ready Mix Concrete Association.  Currently, he is a board member at the Versailles Savings and Loan, and a director on the Darke County Community Improvement Corporation board. Jim is the co-owner of C.F. Poeppelman, Inc. and PEPCON Concrete where he has served as President since 1988.  He claims retirement is in the near future, but in the meantime enjoys the transfer of experience, knowledge and leadership to his two sons Ben and Matt.

 

Upon graduating from Russia High School, Julie took her skills to the workforce as a beautician and barber at the A-Cut-Above Salon in Versailles.  As their family started to grow, Julie changed career paths and focused her efforts on raising their children. After all three kids entered school, Julie spent numerous years as a teacher at the Kinder Korner Pre School in Versailles.  Julie has served on the Versailles Youth Baseball board, the Darke County Election Committee board, and was President of Modern Mothers.  Julie has graciously volunteered her service to many local organizations, including the Versailles Nursing Home, and Versailles School systems.

 

The two enjoy traveling, boating, listening to blues music, and spending time with their family and friends. Jim and Julie are the proud parents of three children: Ben and Michelle Poeppelman of Troy OH, Matt and Diana Poeppelman of Versailles OH, and Kate Poeppelman of Versailles, OH. They are blessed with seven grandchildren: Owen, Kyle, Cody, Jacob, Claire, Grace, and Seth.

 

Jim and Julie encourage everyone to support the Versailles community by attending the Poultry Days festivities on June 14-16.  The 68th annual festival theme is “Rock -n- Roll All Night & Poultry Every Day".  Please visit the website www.versaillespoultrydays.com for event details and schedules. 

 

Past Honary Parade Marshals 
 
2019 Jim & Julie Poeppelman 2018 Jim & Diana Subler 
2017 Larry & Joan Roll 2016 Tom & Shila Magoto
2015 Bob & Kathy Frey 2014 Harold & Deb Pohl 
2013 Jim & Carolyn Phelan 2012 Tom Donnelly 
2011 Basil & Annabel Subler 2010 Jimmy Baltes 
2009 Bill & Barb Ahrens 2008 Fred & Roberta Condon 
2007 Dick & Pat Gigandet 2006 Bill Harman 
2005 Gus & Norma Barga 2004 John & Marybel Weaver 
2003 Jim & Esther Eiting 2002 Richard L. & Doris Ware 
2001 Purcell & Louise Grillot, Dave Magoto2000 Harry & Dola Brown 
1999 Stew & Marge Prakel1998 Ken & Tess Subler 
1997 John "Red" & Alice Elson 1996 Al & Vickie Hetrick 
1995 Ed & Phyllis Collins 1994 Bill & Kate Custenborder 
1993 Clarence & Rita Poepplman 1992 Ralph "Red" & Sally Mescher 
1991 Virginia Trittschuh 1990 Riley & Jeanne Brandon 
1989 Mike & Zem Johns 1988 Lucille & Chet McClurg 
1987 Chalmer & Edna Martin 1986 Orlan & Dorothy Oliver 
1985 Clarence & Esther Pitsenbarger 1984 Leo & Helen Gunckel 
1983 Dr. Willard (Doc) Barga 1982 Reverend Fr. Lawrence Jaekle 
1981 Gill Whitney 1980 Sam Graves 
1979 Barbara Kerr 1978 Don Wayne 
1977 Ed Hart 1976 Ed Hart 
1973Lt. Col. James Condon  
 
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  • Postal Address

    PO Box 108, Versailles, OH 45380-0108

  • Festival Location

    459 S. Center St Versailles, OH 45380

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Our Mission

Versailles Poultry Days is a volunteer based organization dedicated to serving Versailles, Ohio by supporting community projects and activities that improve quality of life and create an inviting environment for people of all ages.

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