2023 Parade Grand Marshal
In the late-1980’s a group of local Irish Americans decided it was time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a Parade downtown. Marcae thought a small Festival in Stranahan Park might be a fun addition. It was so well received that 3 years later it was moved to what is now Huizenga Plaza. Many years later she continues to organize the St. Patrick’s Festival.
Marcae’s community involvement has included volunteering with South Florida Wildlife Center, Kid’s Ecology Corp., Ocean Watch Foundation and has served on the Board of Big Brothers Big Sister and Vantage View Condominium. She continues to be active with Abandoned Pet Rescue, Sea Turtle Oversight Protection and is President of her HOA.
Marcae obtained a Zoology degree from the University of South Florida and retired from a career in Pharmaceutical and Medical Marketing.