Sewanee’s Fourth of July Parade Committee is proud to announce that Dixon and Annwn Myers are the Grand Marshals for 2021!

The Myers moved to Sewanee in August of 1989. Since then, they have had a significant impact on the community.
Prior to their arrival on the Mountain, both Annwn and Dixon lived and worked in Mississippi, Annwn as a priest for several congregations and Dixon as a private contractor and property manager. Their move to Sewanee was the result of Annwn having been called to serve the Sewanee community as Associate Chaplain at All Saints. During that time, she served as pastoral counselor to a whole host of students and coordinated all the major University events taking place in the Chapel. She remained in that position until 2012, when she moved to the School of Theology to take on the new role of Associate Dean for Recruitment and Admissions. She served in that capacity until her retirement in 2017. Along the way, she coordinated several years’ worth of the Friday School Program at Sewanee Elementary School and was an active member of the PTA. Currently, she supports the Sewanee Children’s Center as a member of their Board and oversees their fundraising activities.
Dixon joined the University staff in 1991, taking on the role of coordinator for the All Saints’ Chapel Outreach program. He developed the outreach trip programs (to Costa Rica, Ecuador, Haiti, Jamaica, Miami, New Orleans, New York City) and served as the co-founder of Housing Sewanee, Inc. Dixon currently serves as Associate Director in the Office of Civic Engagement. He continues to coordinate the outreach trip program, as he has done for the past 29 years.  He currently serves as President of Housing Sewanee, Inc., is an active member of the Monteagle/Sewanee Rotary Club, and is a member of the Parks Committee of Sewanee. They have two grown children, both graduates of the University, Pierce, C’15, and Tilghman, C’16.
Annwn and Dixon Myers pride themselves on their work in the community for the past 30 years. We are honored to have Annwn and Dixon as the 2021 Grand Marshals. Please join us on Sunday, July 4, to celebrate Annwn and Dixon, two of Sewanee’s finest!

Themes and Grand Marshals throughout the Years

1986        TENNESSEE HOMECOMING

GM –ARTHUR BEN CHITTY

1987        COMMUNITY SPIRIT FOR ALL

GM –JAMES AVENT

1988        AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL - SEWANEE THE BEAUTIFUL

GM –MAJORS FAMILY

1989        HAPPINESS IS...

GM –SAM AND JOAN WILLIAMSON

1990        CELEBRATE FREEDOM

GM –LON AND KATHRYN VARNELL

1991        A SALUTE TO AMERICA'S HEROES

GM –CLINTON WILLIAMS

1992        THE 4TH:  A GREAT TIME FOR REUNION

GM –FINNEYS

1993        SEWANEE GOES COUNTRY

GM –STORMIN' NORMAN FROM 93.3 COUNTRY

1994        THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH

GM –ERIC ELLIS & STUDENTS FROM SES

1995        A DECADE OF FIREWORKS & FUN - A TENNESSEE TRADITION

GM –ARTHUR BEN CHITTY

1996        200 YEARS OF VOLUNTEERS - A BICENTENNIAL BLAST

GM –CHIEF DAVID GREEN

1997        A FAIRY TALE 4TH OF JULY

GM –PAUL AND EVELYN MOONEY

1998        EVENTS IN AMERICAN HISTORY

GM –BILL AND BETTY KERSHNER

1999        A CENTURY TO REMEMBER

GM –MYRTIS KEPPLER AND MARTHA MCCRORY

2000        SEWANEE IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM

GM –JOEL AND TRUDY CUNNINGHAM

2001        2001:  AN AMERICAN ODYSSEY

GM –DUVIE CRAVENS

2002        A SALUTE TO AMERICA’S HEROES

GM –SEWANEE FIRE DEPARTMENT, POLICE DEPARTMENT & EMS

2003        GOD BLESS AMERICA

GM – ACTIVE / RETIRED VETERANS / MILITARY

2004        AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL

GM – DORA TURNER

2005        AMERICA – LAND OF THE FREE

GM –JACK GESSELL

2006        CELEBRATE THE GRAND OL’ FLAG

GM –LOUISE IRWIN AND INA MYERS AND MONTY ADAMS

AND HENRY ARNOLD (HONORARY)

2007        CELEBRATING OUR FOUNDING FATHERS

GM –HARRY YEATMAN

2008        SEWANEE GOES GREEN FOR THE RED, WHITE, & BLUE

GM –JOE AND MARY SUE CUSHMAN

2009        AN OLD-FASHIONED FOURTH

GM –JOE DAVID MCBEE

IN MEMORY OF DARLA SHERRILL

2010        A STAR SPANGLED 4TH

GM -JOHN AND BONNIE MCCARDELL

2011        25 YEARS OF CELEBRATING THE 4TH

GM -GERALDINE PICCARD AND DAVID GREEN

2012        A YANKEE DOODLE 4TH

GM -JAMES AND LULA BURNETT

2013        AN APPLIE PIE 4THOF JULY

GM -ANNE LORENZ

BETTY CARPENTER

2014        A RAZZLE DAZZLE 4THOF JULY

GM - CESAR LEAL AND GARY STURGIS

2015        SEWANEE PURPLE MOUNTAIN’S MAJESTY

GM -STEVE BLOUNT

2016        30 YEARS OF SEWANEE 4THOF JULY CELEBRATIONS

GM - MIKE MAXON

2017        MAY THE 4THBE WITH YOU

GM - ERIC BENJAMIN

2018        SEA TO SHINING SEA

GM - JOHN GASS BRATTON

2019        PEACE, LOVE, & FIREWORKS

GM - JOHN AND BONNIE GREEN