Parade Co-Grand Marshals
Jim Howard and Sharon Johnson, Co-Grand Marshals of 2021 Grifton Shad Festival
The Grifton Shad Festival is pleased to announce that Jim Howard and Sharon Johnson, WITN anchor/report and meteorologist respectively, are the co-grand marshals of the 2021Grifton Shad Festival Parade.
Jim Howard childhood began in upstate New York and in adolescence he moved to South Florida. Jim’s love of weather began as a child and that passion took him to Florida State University where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Meteorology. Jim began his career as the morning meteorologist for a Panama City, Florida television station. Jim came to WITN-7 News at Sunrise in 2001 and has advised us on weather ever since.
Sharon graduated from Ayden-Grifton High School and later from North Carolina AT&T State University and Seton Hall University. She is a previous Miss Grifton Shad Festival Queen. Sharon’s career began at WITN as an Associate Producer. Afterwards, Sharon worked in various news and media positions in several states but says “I am thrilled to be back home.”
The 50th Annual Grifton Shad Festival is slated for _____2020, with the parade scheduled for Saturday, ____, at 10:30 a.m. Please join us in welcoming Sharon and Jim as our parade co-grand marshals.