Schumann is parade grand marshal

CHESTERTOWN — The man who proudly proclaimed that he “used trash to create jobs,” when he initiated curbside recycling in Chestertown and other areas on the Mid-Shore, will lead the Tea Party Festival parade as grand marshal.

Ford Schumann, accompanied by past grand marshals, will ride on a float Saturday down High Street. The parade kicks off at 10 a.m.

A Washington College graduate who decided to make his home here, Schumann has a more than 30-year commitment to recycling and conservation. He founded Infinity Recycling in 1989, and around the same time was on the front lines of the battle to keep a Baltimore-based trash incinerator from locating in Kent County. 

Though Infinity Recycling has closed shop, Schumann continues to champion for the protection of Mother Earth and her natural resources. He is a member of the Chestertown Environmental Committee and the Maryland Recycling Network.

According to a statement from the Tea Party Festival, “Ford Schumann’s commitment to Chestertown and the environment will leave a long-lasting legacy in Chestertown.”

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