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Are you lead car material?

Poolesville is looking for someone to serve as grand marshal of the town’s annual Poolesville Day parade, scheduled for Sept. 21.

Along with leading the parade, the grand marshal title represents the worthiest members of the community or someone who embodies what the town wants to represent, Jim Brown, president of the Poolesville Board of Commissioners, wrote in an email to residents last week.

“The Grand Marshal is not just a title,” he wrote. “It is a meaningful and important part of the Poolesville Day celebration.”

Brown was grand marshal of the 2012 parade.

According to the application for the position, the grand marshal role is meant to “recognize exceptional, outstanding, distinguished, sustained or special contributions to the Town of Poolesville and its surrounding areas.”

The all-day festival is a celebration of the Poolesville community, and often attracts up to 9,000 people to the town of about 5,000, according to a website for the event.

The festival is scheduled to include the parade with a marching band, a 5K run, food and merchandise vendors, a moon bounce, pony rides, arts and crafts and other entertainment for children, musical performances, various demonstrations and a car and motorcycle show.

This year will mark the 21st Poolesville Day celebration.