Longtime community volunteers Ron Wagner and Sandra Schlerf will lead the 2023 Electric Lights Parade beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2. The parade runs south on State Avenue from the Marysville Community Center to Comeford Park.
The co-grand marshals were chosen for their dedicated service as volunteers in our community. They often volunteer together, having fun and bringing humor and laughter to others.
Wagner has donated over 6,200 hours of service to the Marysville Volunteer Patrol for 12 years, for which he received the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award in 2019. Marysville Volunteer Patrol members assist the Marysville Police Department by serving as eyes and ears for the community.
He also has donated time and energy to the Marysville Community Food Bank Toy Store for 8 years and the Salvation Army of Marysville/Tulalip for 7 years. A Marysville resident of 31 years, he previously served as president of the Harley group and the Monroe Junior Chamber of Commerce, and as a board member of Boys and Girls Club Monroe.
Schlerf has lived in Marysville for 20 years. She volunteers with the Toy Store and the Salvation Army, and is a former membership chairman of the Harley group. Both say they enjoy giving time to help other people.
You’re invited to enjoy Merrysville for the Holidays family-friendly events in the park between 4 and 9 p.m. Highlights include free kids’ activities, food vendors, live music by Choppers Brass, seasonal photo selfie stations and two live baby reindeer. The grand tree lighting takes place after Santa and Mrs. Claus close out the parade at about 7 p.m., followed by Santa photos and live music from Ranger and the Re-Arrangers.