Grand Marshal

Bill and Jo McCartney

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Bill is a native of the Bradford Community and Jo moved to Bradford when they were married in 1963.  They have 3 sons, 3 daughters-in-law, 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. They are long time members of Belew’s Chapel Church in Bradford where Bill has served as Deacon for 39 years and Jo served as treasurer for over 30 years.  Bill is a multigenerational farmer.  He has also owned and operated other businesses in Bradford.  In addition to being a supportive farmers wife, Jo worked at TEC for 32 years.
Being huge sports fans, you would often find Bill and Jo at either the Ball Park or gym. They spent many a summer at the Ball Park whether it be coaching Little League or Babe Ruth, working concessions or simply cheering from the stands. Bill served as president of the Ball Club while Jo worked and organizing the concession stand.  Their fall and winters were spent setting in the stands cheering on the Red Devils.
In addition to their commitment to community sports, they have also supported their community in many other ways.  Bill served as school board member for 7 years and drove a school bus for 20 years.  Jo was a Jaycette for 6 years, Lions club member for 4 years and drove a school bus for a few years.

We appreciate everything Bill & Jo McCartney have done for the Bradford Community. We look forward to honoring them during the 2022 Doodle Soup Days!