2022 Parade Grand Marshall Selection

2022 Nominees

The Choteau Chamber of Commerce 4th of July Parade Committee has several nominations for Grand Marshall. Please read the info about each nominee and then cast your vote by replying to the weekly Chamber Members-only email, or send an email to choteauchamber@gmail.com.

Bill Marney

He takes such great care of all of us. I cannot begin to count the number of times he has spied a problem with my vehicle as I am driving by to the school. He comes and takes it, fixes whatever it is, and returns it. And I know he does that all over town each and every day – a silent angel, so to speak! An all-around great guy who does an awful lot for everyone!

Tom (Tommy) Tesch

He was nominated based on his dedication to the beautification of our city. He willingly accepted the job of caring for all of the planters on Main Street that The Rocky Mountain Front Community Foundation funded. You will see him and his van caring for and watering plants every morning to make our city a welcoming and beautiful place to live and visit. He took his dedication a step further by helping with planters south of the courthouse and the Wagon outside the now vacant Elk Country Grill. The Acantha recently ran an article about him.

Cathy Campbell

Cathy is a life-long Teton County resident. The daughter of Lloyd and Jane DeBruycker, she grew up on the Dutton-area home place. She has been a Teton County 4-H volunteer for years and has worked as the 4-H summer camp cook. She is active in Special Olympics. She is active in production agriculture: she and her husband, Joe, raise Charolais beef cattle and farm north of Choteau. She is presently the head cook at Choteau Public Schools, where she worked with the Teton County CattleWomen to bring a “farm to school” meat program to the cafeteria. Her use of home- cooked meals using local beef, pork and bison has resulted in sharply higher student use of the school lunch and breakfast programs. In her capacity as head cook, she has worked with the Choteau Lions and Soroptimists to put on the free community Thanksgiving dinner. She is known as a tireless advocate for children and a strong supporter of local agriculture. She and Joe have two grown sons, Dillon Harrell, a sophomore, and two grown daughters and a number of grandchildren. All of her sons and daughters still call Teton County home.

Marlin and Betsy Styren

The Styrens, who ranch north of Choteau, have been heavily involved in the Choteau community for decades. They were both long-time members of the Jaycees in their 20s and 30s, helping with numerous programs: Huck Finn Day, the Halloween Haunted House and parade, the 3rd of July country music concerts and the Art on the Green summer art and craft fair, to name a few. After they aged out of Jaycees, they both became involved with the American Legion with Marlin joining the Sons of the American Legion and Betsy joining the American Legion Auxiliary. They have both worked on the annual Memorial Day program, recognizing veterans who have died, and they have worked at the Choteau 4th of July rodeo. They are both always happy to lend a hand when community organizations need help and they have invested their lives in the Choteau community.