Queen’s Tea

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 …

Kick Off Speech

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 …

Brochure Letter

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.

2012 Chairman Announcement

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 …

Sponsor Letter

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 …