Marble Falls, Granite Shoals to Honor Olympian Leo Manzano with Parade, Music, Fireworks
By The River Cities Daily Tribune
MARBLE FALLS, Texas — The Highland Lakes will welcome home Olympian Leonel "Leo" Manzano on Sept. 30 with festivities, music and a parade from Marble Falls High School to Granite Shoals City Hall.
The former Granite Shoals resident and Marble Falls High School graduate won a silver medal in the men's 1500 meter race at the London 2012 Summer Olympics in August. Since then, he has been traveling the world competing and attending ceremonies including Sept. 14 at the White House, where President Barack Obama congratulated him and the other 2012 Olympians. At his homecoming Sept. 30, coaches and city, county and state officials will be on hand to congratulate Manzano. Clubs and civic organizations are making decorative signs to line the route to Marble Falls High School, 2101 Mustang Drive, where festivities will begin.
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