​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Garnett Area Chamber of Commerce

Helping Businesses Succeed

Kris Hix, Executive Director



2021 50th Annual Christmas Parade 

"Golden Christmas Memories: 50 Years of Joy"

Since this is the 50th Annual GACC Christmas Parade, we wanted to do something special. Combining Bree's theme, "50 Years of Joy", with Carter's theme, "Golden Christmas Memories", was the perfect idea! Both winners received $25 in Chamber Bucks, and will ride in the parade with Santa!

Christmas celebration

Chris and Natasha Goetz have been in Garnett 12.5 years and feel blessed to be members of the Garnett community!  Their three kids: Hope, MaKenna, And Malakai love calling Garnett home because they have grown up here and made so many good friends. Hope is a sophmore at ACHS and enjoys being involved in band, Chamber Choir, and drama club; MaKenna is a 8th grader at ACJH and enjoys playing volleyball and basketball for ACJH as well as band and choir, and Malakai is a 6th grader at GES and enjoys playing basketball and French Horn. They moved here to work with the youth in Garnett as the youth pastors for First Christian Church. They served as youth pastors for 8 years until Chris transitioned to the lead pastor where he also serves as a chaplain for the hospital and serves on the ministerial alliance. Natasha mentors several JH and HS girls, leads worship at their church, served as the youth pastor for a time, and currently works at ACJSHS as the choir teacher. Working with the youth of the community has continued to be a passion of Natasha’s. As a family, the Goetz’s enjoy visiting residents in the nursing home and leading them in worship. The Garnett Area Paint Project has also been a major project/passion that their family has helped lead.  The Goetz family loves to fellowship with others and enjoys as much time outdoors as possible. Disc golf is one of their favorite outdoor activities. Because of this and wanting to bring some new recreational activities and revenue to Garnett, Chris helped to initiate and build the Long Cedar Disc Golf Course and Club. The Goetz’s are passionate about serving the youth and families of their community. Their family mission is “Loving Jesus and letting Him love others through us.” Chris and Natasha feel so very blessed to live, work, and serve in this amazing town!

“We are so blessed and humbled to have been chosen as Grand Marshals for this year’s Christmas Parade! Thank you all for continuing to be a fantastic community that we are excited and proud to be a part of! You are all amazing!” 

Special THANKS to the following sponsors and volunteers:

The City of Garnett

Garnett Power Plant

Garnett Fire Department

Garnett Police Department

Anderson County Emergency Management

Hope Anthem Church

Scott Rogers

Paula Sjourland

Jordan Feuerborn

Jonathan Hall

Barb Hicks

Jason Sjorlund

​Beckman Motors

Good Shepherd Hospice

Monroe 816

Dutch Country Cafe


2021 Grand Marshals

Chris & Natasha Goetz

THANK YOU supporters

Name The Parade Contest

We have winners! Congratulations to both of our winners! 

Shop All Day

​Bree Schafer

7th Grade

Westphalia School

These are some members who go above and beyond for their customers! Support them by shopping local during Small Business Saturday!


Carter Hermann

7th Grade


November 27, 2021 6:30 p.m.

​The last Saturday of November is a very busy time in Garnett. Chamber members participate in the Small Business Saturday  event with specials and promotions. Then, that night is our Annual Christmas Parade and Downtown Lighting Ceremony. We encourage all businesses to participate and support the Shop Small movement.. 

There is no place like Christmas in Garnett. Join us on the Downtown Square on the last Thursday of November for our Christmas Celebration. Help us countdown the lighting of the square and enjoy the highly anticipated Christmas Parade! Remember to stop by the Fire Station before and after the parade for their annual Chili & Soup Supper! Get your picture taken with Santa at the Fire Station, after the parade.

Does your family, organization, church or business want to participate in the parade? We welcome anyone into our parade for FREE! You do not have to have a float, walkers and car riders are welcome!