Alysia Corpman 2012 Gnadenhutten Fireworks Festival Queen

Alysia Corpman 2012 Gnadenhutten Fireworks Festival Queen

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Videos of "Country Fantasy in the Sky" Fireworks

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Plate & Mug Auction

We are very proud to announce our 1st Annual Plate & Mug Auction!

These amazing pieces of pottery were made by Whitewoman Pottery of Coshocton, Ohio.

The auction will be held on July 2 at 7:30pm on the stage at Heck's Grove Park.

Our auctioneer will be Ryan Wallick.

All proceeds from the auction will go to the Gnadenhutten Fireworks Fund.

We will be auctioning one hand made plate....

The design consists of the brick wall that can be seen from Rt. 36 that commemorates the founding of the village, along with fireworks and the colorful quilts that people have put down on the hillside for years to sit and watch this amazing fireworks display.

We will then auction off 5 hand made, signed and dated mugs.....

The design celebrates the Gnadenhutten Fireworks Festival and features an americana barn star and fireworks.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

OUTLAW to Perform!

Come join us on July 2nd at 5pm for the best live entertainment!

 The Band OUTLAW!

Rockin New and Old Country, Southern Rock, Blues

Tim "TR" Roberts- Lead Vocals
Lonnie "LJ" Clayton II- Drums and Vocals
Josh Clayton- Lead Guitar and Vocals
Shawn "Stoney" Stoner- Bass and Vocals
Wes Shryock- Guitar, Steel Guitar, Fiddle and Vocals
Jeff Rambuad- Sound and Lighting Enginer

HARD Rockin country, old and new. Play lots of current hits and plenty of older favorites. Smooth Vocals, Rockin Guitars, Tightest Rhythm Section around and the highest quality sound and lighting.

Join them on FACEBOOK!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Gnaden Fireworks Festival Talent Show

Will be held Friday night at 7:00pm on the stage.

Open to all ages...

bring your own CD's if you need music.

Prizes are...

1st Place $100
2nd Place $75
3rd Place $50
4th Place $25

Sponsored by McDonald's of Newcomerstown.

Gnadenhutten Fireworks Festival 2 on 2 Basketball Tournament

Saturday morning July 2nd at Heck's Grove Park.

Registration begins at 8:30am.

Play begins at 9:00am.

Cost is $20 per team.

3 Divisions

Junior High
High School

Any Coach Herman at

Sunday, June 26, 2011

2011 Gnadenhutten Fireworks Festival Queen's Contest....

Pictures below are from the 2010 Gnadenhutten Fireworks Festival Queen's Contest.

The 5th Annual Gnadenhutten Fireworks Festival Queen's Contest will be held on Thursday June 30th at 7:00pm in the Indian Valley High School Auditorium.

 Contestants will be making a speech on "What the 4th of July Means to Me" and an impromptu question. The winner will receive a $250 savings bond from The Commercial & Savings Bank of Gnadenhutten. Both the Queen and her 1st Attendant will ride in the parade on Saturday July 2nd at 2:00pm. Master of ceremonies will be Mickey Bache of Dennison. Here are the three young ladies who will be vying for this year's title.....

Ashley Decker
Age 17
Daughter of Lisa & Mike Decker of Port Washington
Ashley will be a senior at Indian Valley High School
Ashley is a member of both FFA and 4-H where she shows and trains horses. She is the secretary for FFA and treasurer for 4-H.

Hunter Specht
Age: 15
Daughter of Kerri and Dave Specht of Gnadenhutten
Hunter will be a Junior at Indian Valley High School
Hunter's school activities include choir, band, yearbook staff and she's on the golf team. She also enjoys 4-wheeling and reading.

Kylie Morris
Age 14
Daughter of Lori & Todd Herman of Gnadenhutten
Chad & Shannon Morris of Uhrichsville
Kylie will be a Sophomore at Indian Valley High School
Kylie is a member of the Indian Valley Braves girls softball team & the Valley Force girls traveling softball team. She's involved in theatre, drama, select choir and SWAT (Students with a testament).

2011 Jr. Parade Marshal Contest

This year marks the 6th ear for the annual Jr. Parade Marshal Contest. All canisters are located in The Commercial & Savings Bank of Gnadenhutten. One lucky boy and one lucky girl will get to ride in the Parade at 2pm on Saturday July 2nd. The winners will be the boy and girl who have the most money in their canisters at the end of the contest. The last day to put money in their canisters is Thursday June 30th at 5:00pm. (All proceeds go to the Gnadenhutten Fireworks Festival.)

Each winner will receive a bike courtesy of Tony Mart of Port Washington & Mailer's Choice of Gnadenhutten. The winners will be crowned at 6:30pm on Friday July 1st on the stage at Heck's Grove Park. Winners will also receive a crown, sash and trophy courtesy of the Gnaden Marathon.

Below are pictures of this year's contestants....

Joshua "Joey" Carlisle

Courtney Miller

Tanner Smart

Macie Shepherd

Zoey Smart

Michael Chandler

Jordyne Carpenter

Lauryn Lynch

2011 Cutest Baby Contest

Stop in Village Gift Shoppe and vote for the cutest baby! Canisters are located in the front window.
The baby with the most money in their canister at the end of the contest is the winner and the one with the next highest amount is the runner-up. Canisters will be removed at 5:00pm on Thursday June 30th, so hurry and put your money in! (All proceeds go towards the Gnadenhutten Fireworks.)

The winners will be announced Friday night at 6:00pm on the stage at Heck's Grove Park.
Winning baby will receive a $50 savings bond from The Commercial & Savings Bank of Gnadenhutten. Both the winner and runner-up will receive a trophy, sash and stuffed animal and will ride in the parade on Saturday at 2pm.

Below are are baby contestants....

Karter Ellwood
Brynn Miller

Maci Raye Chandler

Pressley Nichole Piccin

Cash Carlisle

Tomahawk Trot 5K Run/Walk

This year will be our 3rd Annual Tomahawk Trot 5K Run/Walk.

Registration & t-shirt pick up begins at 7:30am Saturday July 2nd at the pavilion closest to the restrooms at Heck's Grove Park. The race will begin at 8:30am. The race will begin and end at Heck's Grove park with a loop through the Moravian Mission Settlement and the streets of historic Gnadenhutten.

Awards will be given to the top 20 runners. The top 5 will receive trophies, places 6-10 will receive gold medals, places 11-15 will receive silver medals and places 16-20 will receive bronze medals.

Entry fee is a flat rate $15 and the first 65 registrants will receive t-shirts.

Any Jim Schumacher at

Cornhole Tournament....

Saturday July 2nd from 10am-1pm

Cost is $20.00 per team
Single elimination
Registration at 9:30
Half the proceeds will be paid in winnings with the amount of places depending on how many teams enter.
Valley Force Girl's Softball Team

Any questions message me or call Angie Kochman

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Info For Queen's Contest, Baby Contest & Jr. Parade Marshal Contest

Queen's Contest, Baby Contest & Jr. Parade Marshal Contest......

We will be having the 5th Annual Gnadenhutten Firework's Festival Queen's contest at 7:00pm at the Indian Valley High School Auditorium on Thursday June 30th. If you are a high school girl (Freshman-Senior) and attend Indian Valley High School and would like to vie for the title of Gnadenhutten Fireworks Festival Queen please contact Lori or Hope at Village Gift Shoppe 740-254-9530 for more information.

Jr. Parade Marshal contest is open to boys and girls between the ages of 4-8 and must reside in the Indian Valley School district. Cannisters will be placed in The Commercial & Savings Bank in Gnadenhutten. Winners will receive a brand new bicycle donated by Tony Mart in Port Washington and Mailer's Choice in Gnadenhutten. They will also receive a trophy, crown, sash and get to ride in the parade on Saturday July 2nd. Application forms are available at Village Gift Shoppe.

Baby Contest contestants for the cutest baby contest must be age newborn-12 months and reside in the Indian Valley school district. Baby canisters will be placed in Village Gift Shoppe. The baby with the most money collected in their canister will be the winner and receive a $50 savings bond and second highest will be the 1st runner up. Both babies will receive a trophy, a sash and get to ride in the parade along with one parent. For more info, call Village Gift Shoppe at 740-254-9530.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

2011 Festival T-Shirt Design!

The 2011 Gnadenhutten Fireworks Festival T-Shirts are now available!

You can stop by Village Gift Shoppe at 106 N. Walnut St., Gnadenhutten to purchase yours today. They will also be available for sale during the festival at the information tent. Cost is $10 per shirt and $12 for sizes 2X and 3X. Sizes available are childs S, M, L. Adult sizes S, M, L, XL, 2X & 3X.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

2011 Gnadenhutten Fireworks Festival Schedule of Events

Thursday June 30th
7:00pm Queen's Contest at the IV High School Auditorium
(Open to girls in the IV School District Freshman through Senior)

Friday June 1st
3:00pm Midway Opens
6:00pm Baby Contest Winners Announced
6:30pm Jr. Parade Marshall Winners Announced
7:00pm (6:30 Sign Up) Talent Show
7-10pm BINGO (IV Girls Softball)
10:00pm Midway Closes

Saturday July 2nd
8:30am (Registration begins at 7:30am) Gnadenhutten 4th of July Tomahawk Trot 5K Run/Walk
CLICK HERE for Tomahawk Trot Registration Form
9:00am (Registration begins at 8:30am) 2 on 2 Basketball Tournament
9:00am Kustom Kemps Car Show
10:00am Corn Hole Tournament (Registration begins at 9:30pm) Valley Force Girls Softball
11:00am Chicken BBQ (Lions Club)
2:00pm PARADE (Parade route E. Main St, S. Walnut St., Tuscarawas Ave.)
3:00pm Midway Opens (Rides & Food)
6:00pm-9:00pm Bingo (Gnaden Little League)
5:00pm-9:30pm Entertainment OUTLAW
9:30pm WTUZ
10:00pm FIREWORKS "Country Fantasy in the Sky"
11:00pm Midway

Sunday July 4th
10:30am Community Church Services (Gnaden Methodist, Moravian and Penecostal) on the Town Hall Square (Bring your own chairs)

For more info on any of the above you can call Village Gift Shoppe at 740-254-9530 M,T,W, F 10-5, TH 10-7 or Sat 10-3.

Click on the map above for directions on how to get to Heck's Grove Park.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

2009 & 2010 T-Shirt Sale!!!

We have several shirts leftover from the past 2 years to sell. Price for all shirts is only $5@ plus shipping. All money from the sale of these t-shirts goes to help pay for our fireworks.

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