a.k.a. “Squire Frederick”
Fred was first appointed an Official Town Crier by Mayor Ellen O. Moyer in 2006 to represent Annapolis, Maryland, the first peacetime Capital of the United States of America. Since that most auspicious occasion he has gathered additional Town Crier honors representing Baltimore County, Mary-land; Sykesville, Mary-land; and as of July 4, 2012, his hometown of Catonsville, Mary-land. His is a card-carrying member of the American Guild of Town Criers and currently serves as one of their Directors.
Fred’s first competitive appearance was in Milford, Ohio in November 2007 at the 10th Anniversary competition of the founding of the American “Guild”. Last year, 2010, he proudly carried the American flag in the Chester World Town Crier Tournament in Chester, England where the Anacortes Town Crier finished in a resounding Second Place tie for the coveted World Trophy.
“Squire Frederick” hosted the last North American Competition in Annapolis in 2008.
Finally, “Squire Frederick”, has proudly exercised his vocal cords at numerous community, charitable, and civic events throughout the State of Mary-land, throughout the United States and throughout the world. He has “cried” and “schmoozed” with;
- Baltimore Baseball Legend, two-time World Series Champion; four-time American League All-Star, and 1970 American League MVP, John Wesley “Boog” Powell!
- Two Governor’s of Maryland and the Maryland General Assembly
- Michele Norris, co-host of National Public Radio’s “All-Things-Considered”
- Gwen Ifil, Senior Correspondent for PBS News Hour
- Helen Thomas, author, reporter, member of the White House Press Corp, the first female member and president of the White House Correspondents Association, AND the first female member of the Gridiron Club.
- Jim Lehrer of PBS News Hour, and t.v. co-host Kathy Lee Gifford.
- Lastly, Fred led eight time Gold Medal winner, Michael Phelps, and Maryland’s other Olympians down the streets of Baltimore in the Parade of Gold on their return to the United States after the 2008 Olympics.