By Judy Cowan
The 2012 Memorial Day Grand Marshal is Millie Madden.
Millie has lived in Hartland for thirty-five years, and was a teacher for over thirty years here in Hartland, including twenty-three years teaching fourth grade at . She retired in 2010, and is still working as a substitute teacher. Millie received her Bachelor and Master’s Degree from Marygrove College, and volunteers with the Marygrove Alumni Association.
Millie and her husband Bill have three adult children, Dawn Lubeski (Jeff), Brian (Nicole), and Mark (fiancée-Raechel), who all attended Hartland Schools. She also has four grandchildren, Brett and Julie in Hartland Schools, and Dylan and Mari Belle who will be future Hartland students.
Millie has been involved in the Hartland Schools and Community very extensively. She has been a member of the Hartland Women’s Club for over twenty-five years. She has been an officer several times; volunteers at the Warm N’ Cozy Bazaar; a liaison for Boy Scouts #383; participated at OLHSA “Walk for Warmth”; and has been a Heritage Day Booth Volunteer. She has been an Election Worker over thirty years; was a Server at Hartland Big Boy “Celebrity Server” fund raiser for many years; and has volunteered with the Girl Scouts. Millie is also very active as a volunteer at St. John’s Church in various areas; in addition to volunteering for the American Red Cross.
Her involvement in School Activities are too numerous to mention, but highlighting some would include volunteering at Fun Fair; Memorial Day Breakfast; Band Boosters; reading at Cromaine Library; walked in the Memorial Day Parade with students for several years; tutored math; and was nominated twice for Teacher of the Year.
Millie’s nominator stated:
“I just feel she’s been a wonderful role model, and Hartland has been a better place because of her”.
We are proud and honored to have Millie represent the Hartland Community as the 2012 Memorial Day Grand Marshal!