UDMO’s Reyes Named Spectacular Big Parade Grand Marshal

Buena Vista County’s Upper Des Moines Opportunity outreach specialist Maggie Reyes has been named Grand Marshal for the 2022 Star Spangled Spectacular Big Parade.

Reyes helps provide food, clothing, emotional support, and other assistance to Storm Lake community members. Reyes has been with UDMO for seven years, and the organization’s volunteers have grown exponentially during that time.

Reyes assists the community’s most vulnerable as they make ends meet through UDMO resources. The organization helps build stronger communitiesby addressing the effects of poverty on individuals and families. Reyes coordinates programs which assist families by providing school supplies, paying their energy bills, offering a food pantry, Adopt a Family during the holidays, and more.

An anonymous Grand Marshal nominator is quoted as saying Reyes’ example is her greatest asset. “She is always positive, kind, generous, and grateful. Storm Lake needs citizens who process our food, work for our businesses, and expand business ownership. Maggie is instrumental in helping these folks acclimate to Storm Lake and help them transition into contributing members of our community.”

Local organizations to join Reyes in The Big Parade by filling out the entry form at www.starspangledspectacular.net. The Big Parade will resume its annual route along Lakeshore Drive starting at 10:30am on July 4th.