The following individuals and families served on key committees for the 47th Smoky Hill River Festival, giving generously of their time and talents. Thanks to each one, plus the 2,000 other volunteers who make the event possible.
Ambassadors: Amy Adams, Sheri Albright, Eddie Balluch, Trish Bandre, Missy Brodbeck, Loreen Buccigrossi, Anita Chase, Peter Clark, Jim DuBois, Jessica Haywood, Joe Jackson, Don Merriman, Byron Norris, Jodi Owen, Ron & Joan Reed, Kyle Smith, Susan Weis, Jill Werner
Art Show: East Side and Patron Program: Larry Bunker, Lauren Driscoll, Katy England, Mandi Hamilton, Kelly Hancock, Susan Hawksworth, Carolee Jones, Katy Kitchen, Gary Martens, Bill North, Brian Weigel, Leah Wilson
Art Show: West Side: Stacia Brenneman, Jim & Sherry Cates, Robin Cates, Angie & Mark Coble, Sally Finch, Amy Freelove, MariAnn Gies, in memory of Ann Headrick, Christi Nuding, Mollie Purcell, Sylvia Rice
Art Show: Parking: Randy Hardy, Amanda Littell, Rachel Loersch, Brian Morris, Karla Prickett, Julia Ramos
Artyopolis Children's Area: Carrie Carpenter, Pat Haas, Romeyn Lauber, Chris Lehecka, Mike Mattek
Baby Station: Beth Vinson
Art/Craft Demonstration: Kim George, Cori North, Hana North, Karen Olson, Karol Mobley
Entertainment: Milt Allen, Loren Banninger, Sarah Crews, Laura Easterday, Kay Engelland, Rick Hanson, Cash Hollistah, Larry Stoss
Smoky Hill River Run: Lisa Berry, Brandon Martinez
Festival Jam: Rick Hanson, Steve Hanson, Ryan McClintock
First Treasures: Heidi Brown, Gabe Grant
Food: Cary Brinegar, Kim Cairns, Bronson Farmer, Melanie & Craig Regnier, Dawn Smith, Max Wellbrock-Talley
Gates: Michelle Dolan, Hannah Holt, Chrissy Swagerty
Hospitality: Christal Lantz, Linda Rohrer Rohrer
Info Booths: Beth & Tom Arpke
Marketing/Wristband Sales: Sandy Cole, Mary Lou Schneider, Darlene Stottmann
Shuttles: Trell Grinter, Andy Purdy, Sarah Quinn
Festival committee members are volunteer leaders who support event planning and operations. Committee membership requires a more significant time commitment throughout the year to help shape decisions and selections for the Festival.
Community members who are interested in joining a Festival committee to prepare for 2024 can find more information online at https://www.riverfestival.com/committee/ or by reaching out to Festival staff at 785-309-5770 or firstname.lastname@example.org.