Shawn La’Vista Robinson Jones is a 1999 graduate of Harding High School and a “Prexy through and through.” While she moved to Arizona in 2010 for a career opportunity, Marion is where her heart is. “Marion is my forever home. I’ve been in the desert for about 12 years, but it will always be my […]
2021 Celebrate Marion Honorees
2021 Celebrate Marion Honoree Video
Learn more about the amazing people, places, products, and programs that make Marion a great place to live, work, play, and learn!
In 1977, a group of individuals had a vision of a community pool for the Village of Waldo. In 1978, they proposed a campaign of “Swim with Waldo,” a theme that has stayed with the pool. Through years of fundraising including chicken barbecues, community garage sales, pledges, “Swim with Waldo” t-shirts sales, and many volunteer […]
The Marion County Park District is currently recruiting volunteers for their partner organization, Friends of Prairie Parks. Members of this organization help the park district by developing and maintaining the park by providing trail maintenance, mowing grass, organizing weekly walking and biking outings, and presenting programs to the public. Their efforts play an important role […]
Marion County is using the banner project to recognize and honor veterans of all branches of service. Dick McDannel, a Korean War Veteran, challenged his peers to bring this project. “Veterans currently serving, retired from the service, separated from the service with an honorable discharge – all veterans can be honored through the banner project,” […]