Jean Potts has been selected to represent Slayden as grand marshal of the Old Timers Day Parade when the 55th annual festival honors Dickson County’s smallest municipality. Continuing with its theme of All Roads Lead Home, the May 3-4 celebration highlights Slayden as part of the town’s 100th anniversary. While the 72-year-old Potts was born in Michigan in 1941, her parents Paul and Reather Bullard moved back and forth between Michigan and Slayden when work was available. Her father eventually bought a gas station on Highway 235 and settled in Slayden. For years, Potts has collected pictures and memorabilia about Slayden and its people. Potts attended school in the old one-room schoolhouse that now is the Slayden Community Center before graduating from Charlotte High School. She married Loyde Potts in 1958 and worked a variety of jobs including five years as officer in charge at the Slayden Post Office in the early 1970s and 16 years at a market in Marion. Potts was selected to represent Slayden by members of the community, Mayor Gary Hodges and the town’s commissioners, which includes her daughter-in-law, Tammy Potts. The Old Timers Day Parade will be at 10 am Saturday, May 4, and is part of the 55th annual celebration that includes the liars contest, Ms. Old Timers Pageant, pancake breakfast, live music, Robert Spicer Memorial Dance Contest and much more.