2017 Parade Marshal
Al Caldwell is a long time veteran broadcaster with 54 years in Beaumont and prior years in California as well as other stations in Texas. He is a six time nominee for the prestigious Marconi Award and a two time winner and is a member of the Texas radio hall of fame and also sits on the board of directors.
Locally he has been involved with the March of Dimes, The Gift of Life, Some Other Place and various charities. He was given the American Cancer Society’s award for public service in 1971. Al’s work with area teens throughout the sixties has garnered admiration from those who attended his teen dances as well as his work with area high schools.
At 81, he still is energetic and enjoys his communication with others as his “staff of life” and is the host of two shows. He and his wife spend time at their lake home when not busy. They attend Christian Fellowship Worship Center. They share their home with rescue animals, a dog and one cat.
Parade Marshals are chosen by the President of the Festival. They have been Senators, Congressmen, Governors, Judges, Recording Artists, Commissioners, Sheriffs, and Civic Leaders both on local, county and state levels.TRF History