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*New Web Address

The City of Marion has a new web address: The domain ( is no longer affiliated with the City. We are also working with IWU's Marion Design Co. on a new design for this website which will launch later this year.

Employee Spotlight: Mike Potoski

Mike Potoski has been working for the Marion Parks & Recreation Department for 6 years now. He is employed as part of the park maintenance team.

When asked what he enjoys about his position, Mike emphasized the variety the job offers. "Usually, there is something different to do everyday."

MFD to Hold Live Radio Auction to Raise Money for Downtown Fire Station

The Marion Fire Department is raising money to renovate the downtown fire station to bring it back in operation. Our department has teamed up with 1400 WBAT and will be doing a 'radio-thon' and live auction tomorrow, 11/30/17, from 6-9am. Tune in to AM 1400 at that time and call (765) 662-1400 to make a donation and/or bid on an item. Thank you for your support, and thank you to all the businesses and organizations who donated lots of items to be auctioned off!

Announcement: Family Night in the Garden House

Please join us for Family Night in the Garden House on December 3rd from 6-8pm and December 8th, from 7-9pm. Back by popular demand, there will be cookie and ornament decorating, hayrides, and you'll get to see all of the trees decorated by many different organizations, including the City of Marion. Santa will be present at this special and exciting family event. Admission $5 (free if you have a season pass into the park, then $5 per child (12 & under).

Flyer attached below...

Parade Postponed to Sunday

The Walkway of Lights Parade has officially been postponed to Sunday, in response to the rainy and windy forecast for this (Saturday) evening.

The parade will now take place on Sunday, November 19th, 2017 at 7:00 PM. The procession runs northbound on Washington Street from the Grant County YMCA to Highland Avenue.

Tomorrow will also begin the annual Walkway of Lights display. The Walkway of Lights will start at approximately 7:30pm after the lights are turned on during the parade. It's $5 once again for a season pass per vehicle.

Rain Might Postpone Walkway of Lights Parade by One Day

Due to the eminent threat of rain according to the latest weather forecast, a decision will be made at noon on Saturday, 11/18, if the parade will be held that day. If it is cancelled, everything will shift to Sunday...same time, same place, including the start-up of the light displays. This announcement is based on the forecast of 100% rain for tomorrow.

Please stay tuned. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Thank you,

City of Marion Parks & Recreation
The Walkway of Lights Parade Committee

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