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Drum roll, please!

We are so excited to announce and honor

Garthlene Bell as our 2022 Grand Marshal

Garthlene was a unanimous decision amongst the Chamber Board this year.

Garthlene is a life-long resident of Laurens and is extremely proud to be from and a part of Laurens. She played a roll in establishing the Laurens Ambulance service, and fearlessly and tirelessly fulfilled duties as a volunteer and director for 35 years up until her retirement from the service last year.

Her dedication to the community is unwavering. She acted as mentor to colleagues and anyone else who needed help with any sort of training and to the community of Laurens.

She truly represents the spirit of hometown rural Iowa and has served our community in a variety of fashions for decades, so, we are so excited to honor our own small town hero, Garthlene Bell, this year as our 2022 Grand Marshal during our 2022 Summer Celebration - Celebrating Small Town Heroes!

Thank you, Garthlene, for all you do and have done for the citizens and community of Laurens; we are so grateful for you and all you do!

Be sure to come out to the Grand Marshal Introduction Ceremony on Friday, July 8th at 6:15 pm at Sportsman's Park to help celebrate Garthlene. Then watch for her leading the parade Saturday, July 9th at 10:00 am!