Point Reyes Station resident Mark Switzer has been named Grand Marshal of this year's Western Weekend for his "substantial ongoing contributions to the community," said Rhonda Kutter, an organizer of the weekend. Mr. Switzer is the chair of the West Marin Commons, the manager of Point Reyes Family Homes, and has volunteered his time tending the Yellow House property, putting on barn dances, and pressing apples for cider at community events, among other activities.   David Briggs