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 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 […]

Local, Regional and International Authors, Cartoonists Will Join 2015 Author’s Corner

The annual Author’s Corner event taking place during the 75th annual Orange City Tulip Festival will feature authors and cartoonists from the Midwest and the Netherlands.   Several local authors will join the Saturday event with their published works, including Orange City authors Renae B. Vander Schaaf, author of “A Place of Refuge,” and Lee […]