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Parade grand marshals are dedicated to vets


June 28, 2019

Jana Peterson

Lil LaVoy and Carl Schenk stand in the hall at the Hebert-Kennedy VFW Post 3979 in Cloquet, where they spend much of their time volunteering at senior dances and various veterans' events and fundraisers.

When Lil LaVoy and Carl Schenk were asked to be the grand marshals in this year's veterans' celebration parade on July Fourth, LaVoy said her first reaction was "why?"

"What did we do?" she said.

The real question is, "What don't they do?"

The pair - who met online and then in a Duluth restaurant several years back - are constantly on the go.

If they're not organizing the music and dances at the Hebert-Kennedy VFW Post 3979 in Cloquet - the first and third Wednesdays and most weekends - they're visiting veterans and others at Sunnyside Healthcare Center or Bayshore in Duluth. Or they're or...

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