We hope to see you at Star Spangled Spectacular!

Dear friends:

We are just weeks away from another wonderful Star Spangled Spectacular celebration!

Twelve years ago we came to visit family living in Storm Lake during the Star Spangled Spectacular and fell in love with the community. Then a year later we decided to move here! Since this event was the catalyst for our move to Storm Lake, it only seemed fitting when asked to be co-commodores with the event to say yes!

The Star Spangled Spectacular will have many classic returns such as numerous craft vendors, delicious food booths, classic car show, ride/run, kiddie parade, the big parade and bounce house activities for children in both parks and much more.

We have two new attractions this year: bungee trampoline, that can be found at the tennis courts in Chautauqua Park on July Fourth from 1-4 p.m.; and free entry to the Whitecaps baseball game at Memorial Field on July Fourth. There are four musical groups performing at Sunset Park Bandshell on July 3 and 4 - Storm Lake Municipal Band, the Browns, Velvet Crush and Farm Rock.  

The Patriotic Ceremony is a must attend event!  The emcee for the event is Lisa Naslund from Galva, co-founder of Operation Engage America. Singing the National Anthem this year will be Storm Lake High School alumna Maddie Engelke. The featured speaker is Brigadier General Steven W. Altman of the Iowa National Guard. These are just some of the highlights of the Patriotic Ceremony.

We are also so pleased that retired Storm Lake Police Department Asst. Police Chief Todd Erskine is returning to Storm Lake to serve as parade marshal for the big parade. We are happy he accepted our invitation to be honored.

We have been so grateful for the guidance and work that the committee chairs put in. And our co-commodore Maggie Martinez!  The community financial support of the event is overwhelming. It is amazing to see how many volunteers who gladly give of their time to make the event a huge success for those who attend.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the 2017 Star Spangled Spectacular! 

Sincerely,

GEORGE and MELISSA GREEN

2017 Star Spangled Spectacular Commodores