Thanks for the hard work

As we complete our term as the St. Joseph Festival Steering Committee, we would like to thank all the booth chairpersons and everyone who volunteered their time to work at the festival and make it so fun and successful these last three years.

We would like to thank the pre-sale workers, especially Susan Reinhart, for the valiant efforts in raising $5,120 before the festival even started!

Special thank-yous to Roger and Jane Perry and family; the Bremeyer and Griffin families and crew; the Perry family and crew; Dan Roessner; Tom and Margie Daniel and Denny Behm and crew; Regina Reamer and crew; Ron and Linda Frank and crew; Barb Gosche and crew; Brad Radison and crew; Dave and Ginny Bursa and crew; Joe and Susan Reinhart; Dave and Rose Horn; Jim and Kris Wise; Joe Breiner; Smith Family Frosted Foods and the Smith family; S&S Variety Beverages and the Swartz family; the Stover and Al-Zakwani families; Wayne and Sara Wax; Bill Tate and crew; Theresa Szablewski and crew; Paul Berman and crew; Tiffin Police Department; Seislove’s Burial Vaults; and All Ohio Tent Rental.

Special thank-yous to Jim and Jen Graham and Jumpers Wild for their work with the inflatables; Gottfried Ponies, who did something extraordinary for one of our parishioners; and the Calvert High School art department students and Mohawk Nursery for the cafeteria art display.

So many of these people give of themselves so generously year after year – give their time, their knowledge and experience, and the festival could not be a success without them; we appreciate their many talents and their sacrifices to help make this event possible.

We would also like to thank Jack Distel and Dave Kraft, Linda Bowers, Diane Horn and Jean Haren for their help. We want to thank all the booth sponsors and the benefactors who donated goods and services to the festival. We want to thank Fr. Joe for his support and his many prayers.

We owe a huge thank you to our children who put in many hours of really hard work and did anything and everything we asked them to do, realizing this benefits them and all the students at Calvert Catholic Schools.

We truly want to thank the people of St. Joseph and St. Mary parishes and the Tiffin community for coming out to enjoy the beautiful weather and make our festival a huge success. It was truly an honor to be a part of such a great endeavor with so many amazing people – we hope we didn’t forget anyone, we truly appreciated every effort that was made to help make this year’s festival a grand event.

We have been inspired by the humble loyalty of so many individuals who tirelessly give of themselves every year, without fail, to carry on the traditions of our festival – we want to ensure a seamless transition! Our committee is dedicated to continuing these traditions, and we are looking forward to fresh ideas and new perspectives to keep our festival the fun, family summer tradition it has been for 64 years.

Thank you and God Bless!!!

2014, 2015 and 2016 Festival Steering Committee

– Jeremiah and Carrie Aigler,

Andy and Maria Hemminger,

Matt and Michele Kennedy,

Greg and Lori Smith,

Justin and Amanda Wagner