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Linda Rose is this year’s Pepper Fest Parade grand marshal. She is a familiar face to many families whose children passed through her classroom over the more than 20 years she spent teaching in the Hudson School District. Now retired, her plans include spending time with her family including granddaughters Kira, 10 months, and Zelli, 5. (Hudson Star-0bserver photo by Meg Heaton)

Teacher Linda Rose is Pepper Fest grand marshal

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When it comes to North Hudson, only the best are recognized by the Pepper Fest. This year one of those honored is a familiar face to families all over the village. Longtime kindergarten teacher Linda Rose is this year’s parade grand marshal.


Rose, who just retired this year after close to three decades teaching kindergarten and first grade at North Hudson and at Trinity Tots, said she was surprised and humbled when she was told she would lead this year’s parade.

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Meg Heaton
Meg Heaton has been a reporter with the Hudson Star Observer since 1990. She has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and Native American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
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