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Letter To The Editor - Mayfest Thank You


Gary Zehr

Executive Director

Shipshewana Retail

Merchants Association


To the Editor:

The 2012 Mayfest was a huge success and once again Shipshewana was blessed with two beautiful days to celebrate spring with Mayfest.

We would like to thank the following sponsors who contributed to Mayfest:

Grabers Well Drilling, Shipshe Service, Woodland Park Inc., The Davis Mercantile, Yoder’s Meat and Cheese, Wana Feed Service, Yoder Insurance, Shipshewana Harness and Supplies, Douglas Whitehead DDC, Farmers State Bank, Keeping Tabs, W. Weaver and Associates, West Point Woodworking, Yoder’s Shipshewana Hardware, E and S Sales, Chupp Auctions,  Forks County Line Store, Ideal Coating, Finish Works LLC, The Canvas Shop, Parkview Hospital LaGrange, Shipshewana Auction and Flea Market, Troyer’s Saddlery, Miller Milling, Lehman and Associates PC, Simple Sounds Inc., Wana RV Center, Riegsecker Marketplace, Lake City Bank, Aurora Services, Legendary Designs, JoJo’s Pretzels, LaGwana Printing Inc, Open Range RV, Wells Fargo Bank, Buggy Lane Tours, Shipshewana  Police Department, the Alvin and Elsie Miller family, and Michael Christner, our MC.

Saturday’s Grand Parade contained 76 units! Trophies were awarded to Farmers State Bank for commercial entry, The Girl Scouts of America for best organization entry, Hostetler’s Hudson Museum for their classical vehicle entry, the Happy Days Club for their children’s entry, to Shipshewana Trading Place for best theme and to the Shipshewana Historical Society for best equestrian unit. Congratulations to the Parade Grand Marshals, Kevin and Carrie Lambright, and to Skyler Carpenter, the Lions Club Citizen of the Year.

Thank you to the over 14,000 attendees that made Mayfest a huge success, and a big thank you to the community. See you next year!