Photo courtesy of Melisa Fox Photography
Price City is pleased to announce that longtime Carbon County resident Megan (Archibeque) Marshall will serve as the 37th St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal.
No stranger to parades, Megan has voluntarily organized Price City’s parades for over seven years, including St. Patrick’s Day, International Days and recently the county’s Warrior Days parade.
In addition to volunteering for this daunting task, Megan is known for rallying community members and forming the steering committee that went on to create the Boys & Girls Club of Carbon County, a non-profit organization that has provided a fun, safe environment with access to cooking clubs, money management, scholarship opportunities and more, to local youth ages 6-18.
As a teenager, Megan overcame bullying, adversity, the loss of dear friends to suicide and other hardships. She sought to be a positive example and help others in any way she could. Seeking opportunities to volunteer with projects that served Four Corners, United Way and other civic organizations, Megan also followed her passion for business and community development by operating her own detailing business, to hospitality, to working at Sutherlands for nearly 13 years. It was working with the people of our area that her love of Castle Country grew.
In that timeframe, Megan acted as caregiver for her mother, the late Melissa Dawn Bennett-Bentley, joined a pre-started family by marrying local Jason Marshall, father to her new son Johnathon and later adding to their family daughter Addison.
Megan brought the spotlight to Carbon County by winning the Boys & Girls Club of America’s recognition as “America’s Most Inspirational Mom,” a title she feels is deserved by so many mothers, which was paired with a full-tuition college scholarship to the University of Phoenix.
Megan maintains her belief in this community, proven by turning down job opportunities outside the area, and has committed to her career with Loveless Ash/Dustless Technologies as a sales rep. manager covering North America.
She will continue being an integral part of Carbon County, finding ways to make each community event bigger and better, from her parades to International Days, and many more.
Megan would like to thank her family, friends and this amazing community of wonderful people who make her feel so welcome. Her advice is a quote from her favorite amphibian:
“Have what Jim Henson liked to call ‘ridiculous optimism.’ Without it, we wouldn’t have this amazing world we live in.” “So, never worry about failure. It’s GONNA happen. But that’s okay: go ahead, take chances…. and you might just find that what feels like failure isn’t failure at all; it’s what inspires you to dream even bigger.” – Kermit the Frog