Parade grand marshal Chris Hilgers

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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.

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