Angela Gabel is a member of the Fourth of July festival committee and the owner of Gabel Chiropractic. Find out more about her in this week’s edition of Meet Your Neighbor.
How long have you been part of the Fourth of July committee?
Well, I have been a part of the Fourth of July festival since the very beginning so I think this is our sixth year at it. I started with my friends, Erin George and Emily Steenhard, just trying to get a parade and it has blossomed into a lot more than that.
What is your favorite activity at the Fourth of July festival?
My favorite activity is the water wars where fire departments from different cities come over and kind of play a tug-of-war with their water hoses. We have this amazing vintage water hose trophy that they get to take back to their firehouse if they win.
Is the Fourth of July your favorite holiday?
It’s one of my favorites. I love red white and blue. I love to decorate for it. I love obviously the sentiment of it.
What do you like most about Clinton in the summer?
I should probably give a shout out to my running club (Riverfront Running Gang). I love the bike path and the dike and all the activities you can do up there. We run every Saturday morning so that’s fun. I love Eagle Point Park, it’s just absolutely gorgeous. I like to do stuff outdoors but I would also have to say the Showboat. We just went up and saw “Dial M for Murder.” I forgot the ballgame. I have a ton of things I love. Those things are important for us to keep in Clinton.
What are you currently reading?
I read one business book and one fiction book at the same time. I just finished my fiction book by Sharon Lathan called “Miss Darcy Falls in Love” and it’s like the fourth or fifth book in the series. It is about what happens after “Pride and Prejudice.” The business book that I’m listening to right now on my audible is by Ivanka Trump, “Women Who Work.”
What song is always stuck in your head?
Anything by TobyMac, he’s a Christian artist. Actually, the one is called “This is the Stuff” by Francesca Battistelli. It talks about all the things that could go wrong in your life but at the end of the day you have to kind of stop and just stay all this stuff is going on but I’m extremely blessed.
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