“That’s a tough question. I would say yes, at least have some input. There’s a reason why they called it the Dan Emmett Festival, right?”

Gene Wolfe, Gambier

“Yeah, that’s where we started, right? So why would you want to take away the original?”

April Goodwin, Mount Vernon

“I suppose, and the reason is because its always been the Dan Emmett.”

Rob Beyer, Gambier

“It all depends on our objective. Do we want to grow and make a festival that will go another 50 years? In order to do that, we need to bring in new ideas and we have to have fresher points of view on the committees that are making these decisions.”

Navin Ajodhya, Centerburg

“Yes, he holds historic value to this area and he is the reason that we are here. I feel like you should include him and include our historic society downtown and keep it building”

Erika Sargent, Mount Vernon

“Dan Emmett has been here for years and years. And it should stay that way.”

James Hartsook, Mount Vernon


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