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Yelm Chamber Names 2020 Christmas in the Park Marshalls of Merriment

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In conjunction with the City of Yelm – Government ‘s Park Advisory Board, the Yelm Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the 2020 Christmas in the Park Marshalls of Merriment, Yelm Prairie Christian Center ‘s Brad and Susie Carlson!

Any other year, they’d be the 2020 Christmas Parade Grand Marshalls, but with no parade, they needed a new title!

Brad and Susie were selected based on their service to this community, especially for the work they’ve done during this pandemic to ensure the community has food security. Susie does a lot of behind the scenes work to make the food trucks happen. She’ll get a call and it’s full speed ahead to gather the team and ensure smooth delivery. “It’s a great way to help people,” Brad says, “Everyone deserves food. We have personally been in dire need in years past so it’s nice to give back.” They add that it’s not about them, that it’s a team effort.

Brad and Susie moved to Yelm in July of 2000 when they were hired as youth pastors at the Yelm Prairie Christian Center. After working with teenagers for five years, Brad was named as lead pastor and the two have been leading for 15 years.

Brad and Susie add that they “are thankful for, love, believe in, and pray for the community they serve.”

They never miss a Christmas in the Park, and say that it’s one of their favorite Christmas traditions.

Join Brad and Susie Carlson, the 2020 Marshalls of Merriment, virtually on Saturday on the Yelm Christmas in the Park Facebook page as they flip the switch and turn the lights on at Yelm City Park!

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