Traditionally, each year’s festival events start with a Kick Off hosted in early February. Through the years the format of the kickoff has traveled through a variety of formats. One year a jazz band entertained the guests at the Troy Country Club . More recently, the Lutheran church on State Route 41 has hosted the […]
It seems like ages ago that this picture was taken.
We are fortunate to have secured the Gas Pump Jockeys (see also their Facebook Page). Join Ric Boals, Pat McLoughlin, Scott Langley, Kerry Patesel, Larry Reese and Rob Hard as they perform hits from the 60’s and 70’s. They will be performing Saturday Night at Hobart Arena. The performance will start at 8:00. I look forward […]
Not as formal an event as some, the Queen’s Tea is the first of the Queen’s Pageant activities. While I’m sure it’s stressful for the participants, it is a more intimate setting than many for the Chairman. I’m really looking forward to speaking to the ladies and their parents. At least at this point, this […]
Welcome to the 2010 Troy Strawberry Festival! I am excited to be the Chairman for this year’s festival. I’m also humbled. I have worked in a variety of volunteer roles through the years, but nothing compares to this. Our community is incredibly fortunate to have this kind of event. All of us benefit – some […]
I’m not officially allowed to wear the red coat until after the Kick Off for this year’s event – but I did manage to grab it for the official photo shoot. Glen Eppleston did a great job with the committee chair photos this year. Unfortunately, you can’t do much with some subjects. I wish I […]
Sabra Johnson, Troy Strawberry Festival Festival Manager, has written up a press release for this week’s Kick Off. The Korean War Veteran salute is particularly worth reading. Press Release
Each year the General Chairman of the Troy Strawberry Festival is asked to help put together the brochure for the event. I am much more hands off than my predecessor, but I have written the Chairman’s greeting for the brochure. I think it’s pretty good – short and sweet.
Every year at this time we select the chairman of the Troy Strawberry Festival two years out. This year’s selection process unfolded like previous years: The two previous, current and upcoming festival chairs convene with the festival manager and review many candidates. This year’s selection process was very challenging. We are blessed with many capable […]
The Troy Strawberry Festival serves as a fund raiser for local civic organizations, but it can not succeed without the gracious sponsorship of local businesses. In these difficult economic times, securing sponsors is challenging. Sabra Johnson, the Festival Manager does a great job working with local companies. As is the case each year, the General […]