Entries by Juliana Pennings

2016 Parade Marshal Introduced

The Tulip Festival Steering Committee is pleased to honor Brian De Jong as the parade marshal for 2016, as announced at the  Tulip Festival Extravaganza on Wednesday, March 16. A native and lifelong resident of Orange City, De Jong rode floats and carried cheese in the Dutch Heritage Walk as a young boy. De Jong’s […]

2016 Tulip Court Costumes Revealed

Queen Ava Grossmann and her Court will wear the authentic 1880s Protestant dress from South Beveland for the 2016 Tulip Festival. Image courtesy of Generations – Portraiture and Weddings.  The annual Orange City Tulip Festival Extravaganza was held Wednesday, March 16, at Prairie Winds Event Center. The event featured a luncheon and program during which the […]

2016 Tulip Festival Extravaganza to be held March 16

The annual Tulip Festival Extravaganza is set for Wednesday, March 16. The event will take place from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at Prairie Winds Event Center, and will feature a luncheon and program.   The province of Queen Ava Grossmann and her royal Court’s costumes will be revealed and they will present their traveling […]

Craft Show to take place during 2016 Tulip Festival

  The Tulip Festival Steering Committee is pleased to announce that a craft show will return to this year’s list of events during the festival. The craft show will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, in the basement of Iowa State Bank.   Individuals who create handmade, original crafts […]

2016 Tulip Festival Night Show leadership team introduced

2016 Night Show Leadership Team (L-R): Rebecca Donahue, Todd Vande Griend, Tom Hydeen and Victoria Karssen The Tulip Festival Steering Committee is pleased to introduce the leadership team for the 2016 Night Show production of “West Side Story.” The show will take place May 18-21 at the Unity Christian Knight Center. Todd Vande Griend, director, […]

2016 Tulip Festival Night Show Auditions Scheduled

Auditions for the 2016 Tulip Festival Night Show, “West Side Story,” are scheduled for three dates in January. Individuals age 16 and up are invited to audition. Auditions for the Night Show will take place Jan. 12 and Jan. 14 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and Jan. 16 from 9 a.m. to noon. All auditions […]

2016 Orange City Tulip Queen Crowned

The 2016 Tulip Court (L-R): Kaylee Puttmann, Maddie Christy, Queen Ava Grossmann, Grace De Haan and Kelsey Lang Ava Grossmann was crowned the 2016 Tulip Festival Queen on Monday, Nov. 16. Grossmann will reign over the 76th annual Tulip Festival, set for May 19, 20 and 21, 2016. A senior at Unity Christian High School […]

Orange City’s 2016 Tulip Court Elected

The 2016 Tulip Court (L-R): Maddie Christy, Kaylee Puttmann, Grace De Haan, Kelsey Lang and Ava Grossmann The 2016 Tulip Court was elected on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015. Tulip Court members for the 76th annual Tulip Festival include: Maddie Christy, daughter of Greg and Michelle Christy; Grace De Haan, daughter of Brent and Patti De […]