South Montgomery County 4th of July Parade names 2024 Grand Marshals

By: Alicia Whitley
| Published 05/30/2024


THE WOODLANDS, TX -- The South Montgomery County Fourth of July Committee named George Mitchell, posthumously, and his granddaughter Adrienne Dreiss Ropp as grand marshals of the 4th of July Parade, “Saluting the Past. Celebrating the Future” happening Thursday, July 4 at 9:00 am.

This year the parade is paying tribute to Ropp’s late grandfather George Mitchell, the visionary oil entrepreneur and philanthropist who created and developed the community of The Woodlands beginning in 1974.

Ropp has served on the board of the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation since 2007 and has served on the board of the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion since 2016. Prior to working with her family's foundation, she enjoyed a career in the theater. She holds degrees from Boston University and Yale University and currently resides in Houston with her husband, Willson, and their daughter, Lena.

The annual patriotic event is celebrating its 48th year in 2024 and will welcome thousands of spectators who line the streets of Town Center along a 1.3-mile parade route. Participants typically include local dignitaries, local marching bands, street performers, fire engines, horses, and floats.

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