Tremont Turkey Festival
June 9-11, 2023

Tremont Betterment Association

The Tremont Turkey Festival was initiated in 1966 to raise funds to build a swimming pool in the Tremont Park. Since then, local residents have served as volunteer chairmen to help make each festival a success.

To retain those valuable volunteers following their terms as general chairmen and to utilize their talent, dedication, and experience, the Tremont Betterment Association was formed in 1976. Past and present Turkey Festival general chairmen who wish to continue their interest and involvement with the festival comprise the TBA, which acts as the sponsoring and steering organization for this and future festivals.

TBA is responsible for setting budgets and policies for the festival and notably, for distributing festival proceeds to the Tremont community for special projects and assistance to organizations that make Tremont a better place to live and visit.

In 2005, in addition to the $44,000 funds distribution, Tremont Betterment Association provided a $200,000 jump-start to the Tremont swimming pool project. In addition, the group also committed to setting aside $7,500 annually for future repairs to the pool.

Over it's history, the festival has returned over $1.9 million to the community.

TBA Members
Bill and Jill Barr
Margi Csesznegi
Robert Csesznegi
Kevin and Jody Dill
Chuck and Jody Dudley
Wes and Nicole Edwards
Gene Froebe
Jason and Michele Garey
Drew and Rachel Gierich *
Laura Gould
Dave and Abby Hammond
Ken and Carolyn Hinman
Vic and Diane Imig
Sherry James
Rick Jameson
Boyd King
Jason and Michelle Kreiling
Scott and Kathleen Lowery
Dan and Julie Mathis
Jack Moser
Matt and Shanna Oyer
Brad and Megan Patterson
Brian and Diana Patterson
Kayla Perry
Bill and Judy Reidner
Jeff Reynolds and Holly Anderson *
Bettie Sage
Jim and Laura Steffey
Jake and Jennifer Strohl
Josh and Sherri Weer
Lou and Kim Wicks
Mark and Melissa Zaayenga
* Associate Members

2023 TBA Officers

President Julie Mathis
Vice President Diane Imig
Secretary Michelle Kreiling
Treasurer Laura Steffey

Each year, during the spring disbursements meeting, local groups seek funds which are distributed from profits from the prior year.

The distribution of profits from the 2022 festival was as follows:

Tremont Boy Scout Troop 84 3,000
Tremont Cub Scouts 3,000
Tremont District Library 2,000
Tremont Historical Society 4,600
Tremont In Touch (Afterprom) 3,700
Tremont Lions Club 2,000
Tremont Roboteers Team 2481 6,000
Total 2023 Disbursements $24,300
Earmarked from Previous Years
Tremont Pool Liner Reserve 10,000
TBA Scholarships for High School Seniors 2,000
"Flags for the Tiber" Project 500
Park Playground Equipment 12,000

2023 Chairmen

General Chairs
Drew and Rachel Gierich

General Co-Chairs
Jeff Reynolds and Holly Anderson

Past General Chairs
Matt and Shanna Oyer

Advanced Ticket Sales
Kathleen Lowery

Antique Corner
Jerry and Laura Gray

Antique Tractor Pull
Mark Sandschafer

Antique Tractor Pull Food Line
Mitchell and Brooke-Lyn Dumser

Audio/Welcome Center
Tim Barrow and Bruce McWilliams

Bed Races
Curt Herrin

Steve Bechtel
Lisa Scott

Matt and Missy Prather

Car Show
Greg Williams
Nick Goss

Johnny Simkins

Country Store
LD and Callee Smick

Regina Stoehr

Christian Wilkey

Laura Steffey

Food Line Chairs
Brian and Tonya Dennison

Food Line Co-Chairs
Tim and Natalie Anderson

Foot Race
Glen and Sandy Gullette

Horseshoe Tournament
Shelly Merritt

Merchants Day
Debbie Aberle

Michelle Kreiling

John and Barb Schweigert

Publicity and Marketing
Lisa Scott

Todd Lohnes

Shortcake Express
Robb and Cassy Wicks

Social Media
Rachel Probst

Strawberry Shortcake
Thad and Heidi Chaney
Jason and Heather Berger

Strawberry Shortcake Eating Contest
Max Schneider

Sunday Worship Service
Tim and Ann Barrow

JoEllen Lohnes

Daron Hoerr

Tremont Rescue
Trent Steiner

Turkey Barbeque
Jack Moser
Steve Bechtel
Don DuBois
Chuck Dudley
Chad Hancock
Klay McGill
Lou Wicks

Turkey Express
Jeff and Marygrace Kaiser
Sean and Kate Berry

Turkey Hot Wings
Chris and Jenny Atterberg

Turkey Wing Cutting and Frying
Benny Prather
Brandon Madson

Web Site
Steve Bechtel

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