Mount Vernon News

By Mount Vernon News
December 17, 2013 9:43 am EST


DANVILLE — The Danville-Howard Turkey Festival committee came together Monday evening to discuss the future of the festival.

“new community partners to help with the leadership and planning activities” for the 2014 Danville Howard Turkey Festival.

Community members were in attendance, as well as the Turkey Festival Committee, which included fire chief Larry Stimpert, Jason Stephens, Brian Durbin, Capt. Regis Fowler and Chris Willis along with Pat and Sandy Crow from the Lion’s Club. Community members voiced their opinions on what could happen in order to keep the festival appealing to the community and suggested ways to attract new community partnerships. Participants in the conversation stated they felt the festival has been a staple in the community and that it has been “profitable for vendors.”

The main idea discussed was that the current committee is looking to find a mission for the festival, and inquire “why do we do the turkey festival.” It was discussed how to attract people to transition the leadership and how to maintain the excitement and enthusiasm for the event.

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