The Geneva Chamber of Commerce announced Mari Landwehr is the marshal of the 2022 Swedish Days Parade.
Landwehr has lived in Geneva for all of her 18 years and has been involved with Special Olympics and Fox Valley Special Recreation since 2012, according to a news release. She went to the state tournament for rhythmic gymnastics in her first year of competition and has since added swimming and unified golf to her activities. After graduating from Geneva High School, Landwehr attends the SAIL program at Mid-Valley Special Education.
Landwehr is on Team Illinois, representing Illinois in swimming at the U.S. Special Olympics. Team Illinois took third place in Orlando earlier this month. Landwehr was awarded a bronze medal along with her relay teammates.
The Swedish Days Festival. which is supported by Northwestern Medicine, runs from June 22-26. For information, visit genevachamber.com/festivals-events/swedish-days.