Marco Day, Ohio
- Published: May 25, 2023
In honor of beloved community member Marco “De Ohio” Comegys, who died unexpectedly on April 21, a day-long celebration was staged throughout the village on Friday, May 19.
In the early afternoon, hundreds of villagers, family members and friends from all over the world turned out for a memorial service in the South Gym at the Wellness Center.
From there, New Orleans-based Soul Rebels led an upbeat musical parade through the streets of downtown Yellow Springs. The procession, traditionally known as a “second line,” gave those mourning Comegys a jubilant respite. Clad in Mardi Gras colors, frilly boas and polychromatic parasols, hundreds of marchers strutted their stuff behind the jazzy brass ensemble.
It was truly Marco Comegys Day — officially so, as decreed by Mayor Pam Conine in a proclamation.
Photos by Matt Minde and Reilly Dixon