Galva's Freedom Fest Grand Marshall named, Mr. and Miss Firecracker chosen

Carol Townsend
Carlin Follis has been chosen as Galva’s Grand Marshall of the 2022 July 4th Galva parade. Carlin is involved on the Levitt Amp committee, Galva Freedom Fest committee, Heartland Connection, Crossroad Cultural Connection, Galva Historical Society, Back Road Music Fest, Galva Arts Council and Galva American Legion Auxiliary. She has worked at the Galva Pharmacy for 28 years and has a CPhT certification. She is married to Robert Follis and she has 3 grown children and 9 grandchildren.
Two Miss Firecracker’s and Mr Firecracker was crowned at the June 19 Levitt Amp concert. Contestants  had cans at both banks to raise money for Galva: Ready to Grow projects in Galva.

Lily Thomson and Arya VanWassenhove had the same amount of money in their cans so they are both Galva’s Miss Firecracker and Knox Glaser is Mr. Firecracker.

Lily is the daughter of Noland and Ashley Thomson, Arya is the daughter of Jason and Debbie VanWassenhove, and Knox is the son of Tyler and Bethany Glaser all of Galva.  The winners as well of the contestants, Isles McClintic, Henry McBride and Skylar Hardy will all ride in Galva’s July 4th parade.