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10/26/2017 Thank You Letter

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Community made Jazz Up happen

The Dunnellon Chamber & Business Association would like to extend a big thank you to the community for coming out to our 2017 Jazz Up Dunnellon Music Festival event this past Saturday in downtown Dunnellon. This event could not have been possible without the cooperation of many people and organizations, and we would like to take the time to thank everyone who helped make our night a huge success.

First, I would like to thank the city of Dunnellon and the Dunnellon Police Department for helping me through the permitting process, and for supplying the traffic sign on U.S. 41 letting people know about the event.

Also, thank you to our sponsors: Ace Hardware of Dunnellon, Advanced Disposal, Al’s TV Antenna & Satellite, Dish Authorized Dealer, American Diesel & Hydraulics, Avonelle Mackerell, PA, Citrus County Chronicle, Riverland News and South Marion Citizen, Coldwell Banker Riverland Realty, Comfort Suites of Dunnellon, Dunnellon Jewelry & Pawn, Earnest Mail Consulting, Fero & Sons Insurance, Gigi Hunter State Farm Agent, Grumbles House Antiques & Garden Shop, Habitat for Humanity of Marion County, Jay Easom, Jeffrey S. Shivers CPA, Just a Cupcake Café and Bakery, Keith Taylor Law Group, Kelly’s Auto Repair Service, McDonalds of Dunnellon, Mike Scott Plumbing, Print-N-Stick-It, Rainbow Jewelers, Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon, Shirt Solutions, Volunteer Thrift Store, WDLN Wow 104.9 and Weiseman’s Auto Care. Please take a moment to stop in to these businesses and say thank you.

We would also like to thank our volunteers, for helping both in the weeks before, and also on Saturday before, during and after the event. The “Chamber Chicks,” Amy Sharkey, Doris Magursky, Elaine Damiani, Joan Duquette, Joanne Mancini, Kathleen Wallace, Mary Jo Haley, Marylin Welch, Ruth Dykstra, Vicki Balser. Beer tent volunteers: Coldwell Banker Riverland Realty, Cadence Bank, Dunnellon Lions Club, and Kountry Girl Salon. Also, Deidre Whitt, Jeff and Judson Buchko, Jillian Capps, Alex Evans, Gavin Keogh, David and Mary Fowler, Crofton Highsmith, Jon Sharkey, Sue Webb, Charlene Williams, Barbara Roberts and Danny Hart. Board members: Mathew Baillargeon, Joanne Black, Sandra Gerhard, Jay Easom, Jon Kubiak, and Mike Pontius. We also had tremendous guidance from Martha Vaughn, a former Jazz Up event coordinator. Also, the co-directors of this year’s Jazz Up, Candy Craig and Lorie Howard.

We would like to thank our 18 musical acts: Liz Pennock & Dr. Blues, Community Swing Band, The Smith Brothers Band, R-Style, Semmes & Shaw, The Band Chrome, Bob Cubbage Ensemble, Cathy Dewitt & Moondancer, Cutler Spur and the Intruder Band, Shadow Ridge, Matt Prater, Keith Caton, Final Note, Cliff Sanders, Dr. John & the Medicine Show, Dave Adams Band, Nathan Whitt Band and Spechlis.

Thank you to all of our local businesses that stayed open during the event. We hope it was worthwhile for you. From what I saw, you had a good night.

And thank you to all of the vendors who came out, too: Dawg House Dogs & Grill, Mermaids & Marine Life Accessories by Connie Zemcik, Lynn’s Ice Cream, Handmade Medieval Fantasy Items by Patricia Hood, Ely’s Cuisine, Twisted & Wrapped Wire Jewelry & Home Décor by Lisa Roberson, First Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, L&M Concessions, Paparazzi Accessories by Stephanie Paugh, Dunnellon Little League, LulaRoe by Rebecca Henderson, Ross United Grills, Christians in Action, JJ’s Philly Cheesesteaks, OMG Pretzel Bites, Riviera Mexican, and Ladybug’s Sno-cones and Snacks.

Volunteers are always welcome. Throughout the year, there are many opportunities to get involved. Please contact the Dunnellon Chamber & Business Association at 352-489-2320 if you would like to help out in the future.

Thank you again, everybody, for making the 2017 Jazz Up Dunnellon Music Festival a success!

Julie Mancini,

Executive Director

Dunnellon Chamber

& Business Association