By Caroleine James
Wrangell Sentinel 

Kem Haggard named Fourth parade grand marshal


Caroleine James/Wrangell Sentinel

Kem Haggard, pastor of Harbor Light Church, was surprised when he was named grand marshal for the Fourth of July parade. "It meant the world that someone would say, 'Hey, you did a good job.'" Kem and his wife, Susan, have been at the church 23 years.

Kem Haggard, pastor at Harbor Light Church, will lead the parade as grand marshal at this year's Fourth of July celebration. He received this honor for his extensive volunteer and fundraising work, along with his ability to connect with and inspire Wrangell's youth during his 23 years at Harbor Light.

After two brief summer visits to the island starting in 1999, Haggard told his wife, Susan, that he felt drawn to accept a pastor position in Wrangell. Moving across the country from Texas to an unknown town was "a faith walk," Susan recalled, but by the end of her first visit she was convinced t...

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