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Tony Shalhoub to Serve as Olde Ellison Bay Days Parade Marshal

A Door County tradition continues later this month as Ellison Bay’s 47th annual Olde Ellison Bay Days returns with a touch of Hollywood class.

The 2013 festival theme is “Feed the Fish,” in honor of the film well-known to Door County residents featuring Tony Shalhoub, star of the popular Monk TV series and winner of many theatrical awards. Shalhoub – who played the irascible local sheriff in Feed the Fish – will serve as Grande Marshal of the 2013 Olde Ellison Bay Days’ Parade, which will roll down Grande View grade and through town beginning at 11 am on June 29.

Filmed in and around Ellison Bay during the winter of 2008, Feed the Fish was directed and produced by Michael Matzdorf (Shalhoub’s nephew). Matzdorf has agreed to serve as “Co-Marshal” of the Olde Ellison Bay Days’ Parade with Shalhoub.

Olde Ellison Bay Days will commence at Ellison Bay’s Community Park at noon on June 28 with live art demonstrations, children’s activities and pie baking contest judging in the Community Park Club House. In keeping with its fishy theme, the festival will climax on June 29 at the Mink River Basin Supper Club with music by the classic rock band, Rocky Waters.

Other highlights include: water golf shoot-out, music by Replica, a guided hike through the Grande View property, a raffle and “I Fed the Fish in Ellison Bay” T-shirts will be on sale at the Olde Ellison Bay Days popcorn booth.

Parking and admission to Olde Ellison Bay Days are free. For more information call 920.421.1753.