The Owensboro Daviess County Christmas Parade is Saturday, November 19th in downtown Owensboro and a very recognizable member of our community will serve as the official Grand Marshal.


Houston Hogg of Owensboro has been named the 2016 Grand Marshal of the Christmas Parade.  Houston and Deborah, his wife of 44 years, will lead the parade when the whistle blows at 4:30pm.

Owensboro Daviess County Parade Association

This year's parade theme is "Home for the Holidays" and the Hoggs know all about home.  They have six children and 19 grandchildren and have been foster parents to
more than 500 children over the past 25 years.

Hogg put Owensboro in the spotlight earlier this year he Houston, one of the first four African American football players at the University of Kentucky. He was a running back for the Wildcats.  The university erected a statue of him and three teammates on the Lexington campus.

Houston is a proud member of the University of Kentucky K-Club and the Hogg family influence has been seen in various athletic venues through the years,
mostly at Owensboro High School but also at Owensboro Catholic.

According to a release by the Owensboro-Daviess County Parade Association, "Houston’s life is a testament of forgiveness, faithfulness, and honor. He and his wife
have dedicated themselves to our community and have opened their hearts and home
to many. Sunrise Children’s Services proudly named them to Foster Parent Emeritus
status after 25 years of foster parent ministry and the Hoggs were named National FFTA Foster Parents of the Year for their faithful service to the foster parent ministry."