Come Saturday, the Roeger's are hoping for sunshine and a high in the 50s.

While the grand marshal of the upcoming Lake Ozark St. Pat’s Day Parade cannot lay claim to any Irish heritage, the fact that he and his wife aren’t Irish doesn’t isn’t dampening  their enthusiasm for taking part in the parade. 

Joe Roeger and his wife, Terri, will don their leprechaun hats for at least a few hours on Saturday will get in the spirit of all things Irish and green. The Roeger’s will be joined in the parade by several of their grandchildren who are looking forward to taking part in the festivities. All member son the family are looking forward to some fun as they host the parade festivities on Bagnell Dam Blvd. 

Come Saturday, the Roeger’s are hoping for sunshine and a high in the 50s. 

The Lake Ozark St. Pat’s Parade has always been popular with locals and visitors alike. Parade day will find the boulevard lined with spectators tailgating and families with little ones anxiously awaiting. Even in the worst of weather, diehards will brave freezing temperatures, snow, sleet and rain to take part in what some view as the first official sign of spring. 

That’s what makes it such a fun event to be involved for the Roeger family. Joe said in years past when the realtors association organized the parade, he would spend the day parking and  lining up floats. It was always a good time.

“It is the harbinger or spring and the upcoming season. The parade casts out cabin fever,” Joe said. 

The Roeger’s have been active in the Lake of the Ozarks community since 1983 when Joe was named chief operating officer for Four Seasons Group, Inc. and they relocated from St. Louis to the lake. 

Since then, Lake of the Ozarks has become home. They have come to appreciate the quality of life. 

“It is a beautiful environment to live and raise children,” he said. “Most folks are transplants with friendly, heartland attitudes and values.” 

In 1992, Joe opened First Title Insurance Agency. Their involvement over the years has included numerous charitable organizations and events as well as serving on various boards. Joe was involved with the legislation, development and subsequent construction of the Lake of the Ozarks Community Bridge. 

He continues to serve on the board of directors. Joe is also a familiar name associated with The Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, Lake Regional Hospital Foundation, Four Seasons Lakesides Property Owners Association and the Wilmore Lodge Foundation. 

Lake of the Ozarks has become home. It has proven to be a great place to live, raise their family and build a business. They have come to appreciate the quality of life. 

“It is a beautiful environment to live and raise children,” he said. “Most folks are transplants with friendly, heartland attitudes and values.” 

He continues to serve on the board of directors. Joe is also a familiar name associated with The Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, Lake Regional Hospital Foundation, Four Seasons Lakesides Property Owners Association and the Wilmore Lodge Foundation. 

Lake of the Ozarks has become home. It has proven to be a great place to live, raise their family and build a business. They have come to appreciate the quality of life. 

“It is a beautiful environment to live and raise children,” he said. “Most folks are transplants with friendly, heartland attitudes and values.”