Barry Buschow and Kathleen C. Buschow have been named Grand Marshals of the 2015 City of Falls Church Memorial Day Parade, the City of F.C. announced yesterday. The longtime City residents will preside over the festivities on Monday, May 25. The Recreation and Parks Advisory Board chose the husband and wife team “for their dedication to public service and making the City a better place to live.”
Barry Buschow currently serves on the board of the Northern Virginia Parks Authority, and is president of the Falls Church Lions Club, corresponding secretary for the Village Preservation and Improvement Society (VPIS), secretary of the Falls Church Scout House Building Association, and member of the City’s Economic Development Authority. His honors include the 1999 Caroll V. Shreve Award for Meritorious Community Service from the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce, the Lions Club “Lion of the Year” award (three times), and the 2014 Spirit of Falls Church award presented by VPIS. Mrs. Buschow served as the City Clerk for more than 14 years, retiring in 2014. She is a member of VPIS and has been active in the Falls Church Sister’s Choice Quilters and the Falls Church chapter of Quilters Unlimited for more than 25 years.