The Town of Duck announces former Mayor Pro Tempore Allan Beres as the Grand Marshall for the Town’s 7th Annual 4th of July Day Parade being held on Monday, July 4, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. The Town of Duck honors a contributing member of the Duck community in the annual parade by naming them Grand Marshall. Beres’ commitment and influence in the Town’s development, as well as his services to the community, encouraged the Town to honor him with the title.
Beres has been a full-time resident of Duck for 13 years. He is a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech) and completed his graduate studies at Carnegie-Mellon University. Beres first visited the Outer Banks in the late 1960s and it didn’t take long for him to figure out that Duck was where he belonged. Since then he has become a treasured member of the community. Beres lives in Duck with his wife, Amy; they have three children and seven grandchildren. He has a passion for fishing and traveling, his travels have recently taken him to Harbour Island in the Bahamas.
Beres has played an active role in the Duck community. He was instrumental in the incorporation of the Town of Duck as a member of the Duck Incorporation Committee and was appointed to serve on the Interim Town Council upon Duck’s incorporation in May 2002. He was the budget officer and finance director for the Town until a Town Manager was hired. Beres was elected to the Town Council to serve a one-year term in November 2002 and re-elected in November 2003 to serve a two-year term, during which time he served as Mayor Pro Tempore until 2005. Beres also served honorably as a member of the Duck Volunteer Fire Department for 11 years.
Beres says that his proudest accomplishment as a member of the Duck community was having a role in the incorporation of the Town of Duck. His dedication to the Town makes him an invaluable asset to the community. One of his many favorite things about Duck is the ambience. While the Town continues to grow and develop, Beres says there is still that old town feel to Duck which makes it the great place that he calls home.
The Town of Duck’s 4th of July Parade is being held on Monday, July 4th, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. If you are attending the parade, please arrive early so you can get a good spot on the parade route. The parade will travel down Scarborough Lane then across Ocean Way and then head back down Christopher Drive. No part of the parade will take place on Duck Road (NC12). For best parade viewing, please walk as far down Scarborough Lane and Christopher Drive toward the ocean as possible. There will also be an event at the Duck Town Park, which will include refreshments, live music, and the awarding of parade trophies. Don’t miss out on this exciting day of celebration sponsored by the Town of Duck.