Mrs. Katherine Grantadams To Reign As Grand Marshal Of 2017 Christmas Parade

The Winnfield Kiwanis Christmas Parade will begin at 6:00 p.m. this Friday, December 1st. When the parade rolls, the Grand Marshal float will have a familiar, friendly face riding atop the float. In recognition of the 60 years that Grantadams Dairy Maid has been in business, Mrs. Katherine Grantadams will serve as the Grand Marshal. When I met with Mrs. Grantadams, in the back of the restaurant, she gave me an insight into the history of the popular drive-in.

Back in 1957, a young bread salesman with a young wife and two small daughters at home was looking for a change. Part of his regular bread delivery route brought him through Winnfield, where on occasion, he would stop at a drive-in and have a hamburger for lunch. The owners of that drive-in began talking to Mr. Russell Grantadams about opening a drive-in of his own, and his dream began developing.


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