Ojai Valley News photo by Andra Belknap
Chris Hilgers (right), this year's parade grand marshal, with his wife, Wendy, who is a past grand marshal herself.
Andra Belknap, Ojai Valley News reporter
A year and a half ago, Chris Hilgers was told he might not have long to live.
Monday, a healthy and happy Hilgers will serve as grand marshal of Ojai’s Fourth of July parade.