Canfield, Ohio (WYTV)— The Canfield 4th of July Committee named a Canfield couple as the grand marshals of the township’s July 4th parade.
Joyce and Loran Brooks, who celebrated 58 years of marriage on June 15, will serve as grand marshals.
The committee said Joyce and Loran have been active in the community through their volunteer efforts.
Loran chairs the Canfield Township Zoning Board of Appeals, and Joyce has been a member of the New Canfield Library Steering Committee and a member and past president of the Canfield Republican Women’s Club.
Dr. Joyce Brooks has worked as a reading teacher in elementary and high school and was the project director for the Right To Read Federal Partnership Project, the educational supervisor/director of personnel in the Mahoning County Office of Education, the director of personnel for the Youngstown City Schools and was named the assistant to the Dean of Education at YSU’s Beeghly College of Education.
She is a governing board member of the Mahoning County Educational Service Center and a member of the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center Board of Education.
Loran Brooks grew up in Canfield and worked in the Research and Development Department of Youngstown Sheet and Tube, where he worked for 11 years. In 1971, he began working in their Metallurgical Department, analyzing and approving the quality of the steel for shipping, until Sheet and Tube abruptly closed the plant in September 1977.
Loran became a farmer after the mill closed. He has been a supporter of Mahoning County Career and Technical Center, which named the “Joyce E. Brooks Conference Center” in honor of his wife in
Canfield’s July 4 parade begins at 10 a.m.