Ketchum Mayor Neil Bradshaw has named Kathy and Patsy Wygle as the 2019 Wagon Days grand marshals.

For more than 50 years, Kathy Wygle has remained at the center of theater arts in Ketchum. She served over 20 years at the helm of the nexStage Theatre. She and her sister, Patsy, introduced generations of community children to the arts.

Kathy Wygle founded Laughing Stock Theater in 1977. In 1992, she became executive director of the Sun Valley Repertory Company, which later became the Sun Valley Performing Arts/nexStage Theatre. When the nexStage owners decided to sell, Wygle led a community effort to raise money and purchase the property. Years later, as she planned to retire, Wygle rallied the community again to raise funds.

The community is invited to honor the Wygles as the 2019 grand marshals at a reception on Friday, Aug. 30, from 5-7 p.m. at Ketchum Town Square. Food and beverages will be available.

For more information about the 2019 Wagon Days weekend, visit

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