A New Year for the Honor Bell Foundation

Outgoing Director of Bell Honors Dave Marchand, at an education outreach event at Kiowa Elementary School last November.

Outgoing Director of Bell Honors Dave Marchand, at an education outreach event at Kiowa Elementary School last November.

We here at the foundation wish a fond farewell to Dave Marchand, our Director of Bell Honors. Dave has been with us since our first tolling of the Honor Bell. He performed the coveted duty as the very first Bell Major, as we tolled the bell at Great American Ballpark in front of 40,000 people. Since then, he has organized, and coordinated, for the foundation, over 160 Bell Honor ceremonies.  Back in May, when I first asked him to help us out during our time of need, little did I know he would stick it out for eight long months of commuting each day from his home in Colorado Springs.  He will be difficult to replace, and has been a critical asset for our mission. We wish him all the best in his new career, and know we will see him from time to time as a volunteer Bell Guard.