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Club Member Ed MacArthur and Wife June Named Winter Carnival Grand Marshals

The grand marshals for the 103rd Winter Carnival parade have spent decades making sure their community and the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club get better and better.

Ed and June MacArthur helped build Howelsen Hill's summer ski jump and weight room and the aerial jumps at Bald Eagle Lake.

Their work and volunteerism have given local athletes in the Winter Sports Club more opportunities to train.

Jim Boyne, the executive director of the Winter Sports Club, said Ed's commitment to the club has allowed it to move forward.

Boyne added that the impression Ed made when Boyne was interviewing to be the club's director was a big reason he moved to Steamboat from Chicago to lead the Sports Club.

"I can't say enough about Ed and June and what they do for the community," Boyne said. "They give us their time. They support us financially, and they're always there for us whether its advice or resources."

Ed and June have lived in the Yampa Valley for more than 36 years.

In addition to supporting the Winter Sports Club, the couple donates time and money to local organizations including United Way, STARS, Yampatika, the Family Development Center, and Born Free Wildlife Rehabilitation.

"They've very quietly and effectively assisted our youth and community in many ways," fellow Winter Sports Club parent Jeanne Whiddon told the Steamboat Today in 2014. "They see needs and then step up to the plate with no fanfare or need to draw attention to themselves."

To reach Scott Franz, call 970-871-4210, email scottfranz@SteamboatToday.comor follow him on Twitter @ScottFranz10

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