Alysia Corpman 2012 Gnadenhutten Fireworks Festival Queen

Alysia Corpman 2012 Gnadenhutten Fireworks Festival Queen

Click on the map above for directions

Videos of "Country Fantasy in the Sky" Fireworks

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

1st Annual Tomahawk Trot 5K Run/Walk

Was held on the morning of July 4th at 8:30am. There were 33 people that signed up for the race. Jim Schumacher of Gnadenhutten was in charge and the Festival committee would like to thank him for all the time he put into making this year's race such a huge success! All entry fees from the race went towards the Fireworks Festival.

And they're off!
Heading out of the park....

First place winner Caleb Schumacher crossing the finish line.....

Second Place winner Jesse Beckner.....

First woman and 5th place Cassandra McCune...

9th place finisher Cole Schreiner.........

The crowd applauded all the runners as they crossed the finish line....

Terrye Ward and Laura Geiger are tied coming down the home stretch!

Chuck Newell crosses the finish line....

Medals were given out to the top 15...........
1. Caleb Schumacher, 17:31
2. Jesse Beckner, 20:15
3. Justin Thornton, 20:35
4. Chris Troyer, 21:03
5. Cassandra McCune, 21:04
6. Terry Westbrook, 21:53
7. Scott Kerns, 22:18
8. Gregg Kelly, 22:38
9. Cole Schreiner, 23:34
10. Emily Probert, 24:07
11. Christina Kenney, 24:34
12. Josh Kohler, 24:49
13. Steve Krocker, 25:14
14. Dan Davis, 26:14
15. Chris Edwards, 26:20
16. Emily Baker, 26:45
17. Katie Clum, 26:47
18. Abigail Krocker, 27:23
19. Jim Krocker, 27:24
20. Brandon Kissinger, 27:56
21. Doug Krocker, 29:01
22. Michele Higgenbotham, 29:22
23. Lori Ann Pulley, 30:03
24. Quinn Stocker, 30:07
25. Barb English, 30:55
26. Scott Long, 31:12
27. Holly Bracken, 31:14
28. Bob Geiger, 32:24
29. Sherry Salina, 36:07
30. Terrye Ward, 42:36
31. Laura Geiger, 42:36
32. Chuck Newell, 43:03

And, a SPECIAL thanks to our sponsors.........
Mailer's Choice, Purple Paint Co., and Keeping You in Stitches for
the shirts, First Nat'l Bank for the medals, and the Lion's Club for the

Anyone interested in helping with or being a sponsor for next year's race can contact Jim Schumacher at

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Entertainment, Food, Rides & More.........

Blankets line the hillside a full day before the fireworks show, so that people make sure they have a good spot.

Gail Stull and Darryl Johnson, members of the newly formed Gnadenhutten Lions Club get ready to serve up some yummy food in the main concession stand!

The Newcomerstown Relay for Life group brought along the Unusual Junction County Jail to help raise money for a good cause! One of their first prisoners was last year's 2008 Gnadenhutten Fireworks Festival Queen Hali Host.

Sumo Wrestling was a first for the Festival and was ran by the IV Biddy Wrestling Coaches.

Boy Scout Troup #429 sets up Putt Putt for family fun each year. John & Staci Schreiner watch their children Cole and Hallie play a round.

The IV Braves Cheerleaders sat on the dunking machine provided by USP Sandblasting & Painting of Gnadenhutten.

TimeOut Amusement provides the rides & Inflatables that are enjoyed by all the children.

The rock climbing wall is one of the favorite attractions.

Entertainment was provided by Doug Murphy....

And the band System.......

Friday, July 10, 2009

2009 Gnadenhutten Fireworks Festival Queen's Contest

This year's Queen contest had 4 contestants vying for the title of 2009 Gnadenhutten Fireworks Festival Queen.

The festivities were held on the stage at Heck's Grove Park at 7:30pm on July 2. Each contestant had to give a speech on "What the 4th of July Means To Me". They were judged on their speaking capabilities, appearance and poise. Each contestant also had to answer an impromptu question.

Hali Host, our 2008 Gnadenhutten Fireworks Festival Queen, helped crown the 2009 1st attendant Katie Cookson and the 2009 Queen Haley Bates. Both girls were presented with crystal crowns, sashes, crystal crown pins and trophies. Both girls also got to ride in this year's parade.

Once again, Mickey Bache was our emcee for the evening's festivities. The Gnadenhutten Fireworks Festival committee would like to thank Mickey for helping us with these contests for the past several years.

2009 Jr. Parade Marshal Contest

This year we had 4 boys and 4 girls try out for the Jr. Parade Marshal Contest. It's open to all boys & girls ages 4-8 who live in or attend school in the Indian Valley School district. Canisters are placed in area businesses and the boy and girl collecting the most money are crowned our Jr. Parade Marshals. The winning boy and girl receive a bicycle donated by Wal Mart of New Philadelphia, a crown, sash and get to ride in the parade.

This year's Jr. Parade Marshal winners were Heaven Dewey of Gnadenhutten and Tyler Beckley of Gnadenhutten.

Mickey Bache was emcee and 2008 Queen Hali Host helped crown the Jr. Parade Marshals and pass out the goody bags to all the contestants. All proceeds go towards the Fireworks Festival. We would like to thank all the contestants for helping to make sure that our festival can continue and grow.

2009 Cutest Baby Contest

For the past 4 years, we've held a Cutest Baby Contest to help raise money for our festival. The baby contestants are from ages newborn to 1 year and must reside in the Indian Valley School District. At the end of the contest, the baby with the most money collected in their canister is the winner and the baby with the second highest total is the runner up. The winning baby gets a $50 savings bond donated by Community Savings Bank in Gnadenhutten. Both babies also received a trophy, a sash, a red, white & blue stuffed teddy bear and get to ride in the parade. All baby contestants receive goody bags donated by area businesses.

This year's winner of the Cutest Baby Contest was Kayne Ellwood of Gnadenhutten and 1st Runner Up was Kryscena Woods of Midvale.

2008 Gnadenhutten Fireworks Grand Finale Part 2