Dr. Radin Named Grand Marshal of 64th Annual Fall Foliage Parade

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Dr. Len Radin has been selected as grand marshal for the upcoming 64th annual Fall Foliage parade presented by 1Berkshire.

The parade will be held in downtown North Adams on Sunday, Oct. 6, at 1 p.m. This year's parade theme is "The Wizard of Oz," both in celebration of the 80th anniversary of its Hollywood premiere, and in the promotion of the message that "there's no place like home in the Berkshires."

Dr. Radin was selected for this honor not only because of all he has done for the community, but for his enduring love for "The Wizard of Oz." He has spent more than 60 years in the theater business, including founding the nationally award-winning Drury Drama Team and serving as its volunteer director for more than 25 years.


Beloved by the community and his students alike for his volunteer service to the North Adams Public Schools, Radin led four productions of "The Wizard of Oz" in his time at theater director. He always loved this production because it was very inclusive, allowing for a large cast of more than 100 people of all ages and portions of the community. He also feels very strongly about the messaging of Frank Baum's books, like "The Wizard of Oz" series, because the most powerful characters, good or bad, are all women.

In addition to all this, Dr. Radin serves the community as a successful dentist.

Dr. Radin plans to come to the parade in costume along with a few Drury Drama Club alumni.

 


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