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Hayzlee is 6 years old and goes to Garnett Elementary School. She is the daughter of Candis McDowell.

This year's theme: "Rockin' Around the Garnett Square"

Shop All Day

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


Congratulations Hayzlee McDowell! Hayzlee won our Name the Parade Contest and received $25 in Chamber Bucks, and she will ride with Santa in the 51st Annual GACC Christmas Parade and Lighting Ceremony.

This year's theme: "Rockin' Around the Garnett Square"

Christmas celebration

GACC Annual Christmas Parade and Lighting Ceremony

November 26, 2022 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 Saturday after Thanksgiving of 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! 

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


2022 Grand Marshal

Congratulations to this year's Grand Marshal-Clarence Hermann!

Clarence has been a fixture at ALL Veteran events for nearly 25 years. He facilitates the Annual Veterans Day programs at Anderson County Jr/Sr High School. He also teaches Flag Etiquette at the Elementary Schools, and orchestrates the memorial Day Celebrations in Scipio, Colony, and Garnett every year. He provides information to the local schools such as VFW Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen. He volunteers as a Silver Haired Legislator in Topeka, participates in Color Guard for parades in Kincaid, Colony, Lane, Richmond, and Garnett, cooks for nearly all the VFW meetings and VFW breakfast and has been active with Legion Bingo for many years. He currently serves in several local civic organizations, including Garnett Lions Club, The 40/8 Voiture 1610, The Vietnam Veterans Association, is Vice Commander of the Jeffrey S. Mersman Memorial VFW Post 6397, and Commander of Fuller-Thompson American Legion Post 48. Even during illness, he is working for the community (Clarence orchestrated a funeral detail and Color Guard while in the hospital during COVID). GACC is proud to honor his years of dedication and service to his community. here.

THANK YOU supporters

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