Sandy Olson selected as Cashton Fall Fest Parade Marshal
August 21, 2019
By Lizzie Hubing
Anyone who is fortunate enough to know Sandy Olson would adamantly agree that she epitomizes Cashton’s motto of “a village rich in tradition,” making her title as the 2019 Fall Fest parade marshal well deserved. Born and raised in Cashton, Sandy speaks fondly of the village’s values and traditions that she and her family have always been involved in.
Sandy’s roots within the community run deep, as she and her husband Bob raised three sons, Ron, Mike and Jeff, in Cashton, and now have six grandchildren who also live here. Sandy retired two years ago after working for 50 years as a safety specialist at Northern Engraving; when asked if she enjoys retirement she grinned warmly and eagerly answered “oh, yes!” She particularly enjoys using her new “free time” to make memories with her family and continue her volunteer work in Cashton.
Together, her family enjoys spending time outside during all seasons. Whether they are camping, hunting, four-wheeling or feeding animals at a local cabin, being outside with her grandchildren is her favorite place to be.
When Sandy is not with her family, you will likely find her in the heat of a chicken-que serving line, selling raffle tickets at a VFW event, or helping prep for a church dinner. When asked why volunteering was important to her, Sandy paused and gave a slight smile, making it evident that giving her time to others is second-nature. It was clear she had never really thought of the time she spent volunteering as significant, but rather “just what you do.” Sandy has been a member of the Cashton Community Club (before it was even known as such) for over 40 years, the VFW Auxiliary for 10 years and the PCCW group at her church for 50 years. Sandy shared that she always looks forward to Fall Fest, because even though it can be tiring and stressful to work throughout that weekend, it is rewarding to see everyone gather together and have a good time.
Given her commitment to volunteering and giving back to the community, we are honored to have Sandy Olson represent the Cashton Community Club as the Parade Marshal for the 2019 Cashton Fall Festival.