Modesto Kiwanis Club Presents

Modesto’s Independence Day Parade


Parade Chairman:
Jeremiah Williams
(209) 522-3066

Sponsorship Contact:
Jeremiah Williams
(209) 522-3066

Entry Chairman:
John Field, DDS
(209) 480-1824

Media Chairman:
Savannah Williams
(916) 340-4606

Modesto July Parade Bio Page

Grand Marshalls

Ron & Lynn Dickerson

Champion Of The Fourth

Ken White

Ken White retired from the worlds of advertising, corporate communications, and interactive entertainment to concentrate on writing and community service.

He received his A.A. degree at Modesto Junior College, his B.A. and teaching credential at UC Davis, and his M.A. at San Francisco State University. He has taught mass communications and film appreciation at Modesto Junior College.

Born in Lathrop and raised in Modesto, California, he continues to live in his home town. He is married to Robin and has two adult step-sons, Tyler and Eric. He has written novels, screenplays, short stories, stage plays, children’s and non-fiction books. Most of his stories are about his home town and the Central Valley heartland.

His most recent book is Touchstones: Life and Times of Modesto, a portrait of the community that involved more than 200 contributors.

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas … In Modesto, the last in a trilogy of children’s Christmas books set in the Central Valley, will be released in November.