LaPorte will serve as an honorary grand marshal of Richmond parade

Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

Northumberland High School graduate Loren Messick LaPorte, who rose to the athletic limelight last spring by taking the James Madison University (JMU) softball team to the Women’s College World Series, will serve as one of the honorary grand marshals of Dominion Energy’s Christmas Parade in Richmond.

The parade will air live on WTVR-CBS Channel 6 at 10 a.m., Saturday, December 4. It will also rebroadcast on Christmas Day.

Joining LaPorte as the other honorary grand marshal is JMU pitcher Odicci Alexander. Longtime parade committee volunteer, Carroll Lee Ashburn of Kilmarnock, nominated the coach and pitcher combo. Ashburn has volunteered with the Richmond parade for….[to-view-more]