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Parade spotlight finds reluctant star in 2019 grand marshal

Mike Iseri was selected as the 2019 Winter Wonderland Parade grand marshal. (The Enterprise/Joe Siess)

ONTARIO – Mike Iseri likes to support his community quietly – in the background – so his selection as grand marshal for the Winter Wonderland Parade gave him quite a start.

 “I didn’t know I was considered until I found out I was selected. I was a little blindsided,” Iseri said. “My reaction was to start laughing in disbelief.”

Iseri said that he prefers to be invisible at local events.

“I’m not a fan of large groups, if I can find a way to avoid it,” he said. 

But not this Saturday. The longtime businessman and civic volunteer will ride in the place of honor in the Chamber’s annual holiday parade, which is presented by the Malheur Enterprise.

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