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September 28-30, 2012

A special publication of the Weekly Record Herald


2012 Tipp City Mum Festival

This year’s President: Mary Hemer-Thomas

Mary Hemer-Thomas is the 2012 Mum Festival president. She lives in Troy with her husband Kenny. She has three children, Jordan, Holly and Zach, and a grandson Cooper. Mary has been employed at Alvetro Orthodontics for almost 20 years. She said, “I am honored to be this years president. I love volunteering for non-profit organizations but the Mum Festival is very special to me. My grandparents, Chet and Lorna Loughman, lived just up the road from the park on Westedge. My grandma looked forward to the festival every year. Some of my best memories are spending the day at the festival with her. Her love of mums wore off on me at a young age. It's been a lot of fun being involved with the Mum Festival; we have such a great committee. My little sister, Ashley, is the 2013 president. I know our grandma would be excited and our grandpa would be proud.”

Grand Marshals: The Kyle Family

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Contributed photo

The Kyle family at Jim and June’s 50th anniversary party: front, Ava Frazee, Caroline Hugh, Jack Frazee, Connor Frazee, Han Hugh, Dylan Johnsen; sitting, Jim Kyle, June Kyle, Sarah Grim (kneeling); standing, front, Holly Hugh, Liz Grim, Sam Clausi, Nina Grim, Thom Grim, Becca Johnsen, Angela Grim, Kelly Grim, Melanie Clark; standing, back, Gene Hugh, Millie Hugh, Noelle Frazee, Chris Frazee, Rick Johnsen, Kate Johnsen, Dave Grim, Jamie Peters, Lyndsay Dent, Jennifer Peters, Dave Nordstrom. Not pictured is Brad Peters and Nathan Clark.



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The Mum Festival Grand Marshal this year is not just one person, or just two people. It is an entire family that spans six generations in Tipp City - the Kyle family. “We are a representative of the family,” June (Wampler) Kyle said. She and her husband Jim will be joined on a carriage by Steve and Susie (Kyle) Carlton; Barbara Zimmerman and her son Doug; Rick and Kate (Kyle) Johnsen with their children Becca and Dylan, and Tony and Julie McGillvary (Julie is the daughter of Karolyn Vandeweer). The last time Jim and June rode in a carriage was for Rick and Katie’s wedding (although they did enjoy being in a wagon with the Fultons one year). They sent Jim’s parents, Rick’s grandmother, June’s mother, and Jim’s dad’s sisters Betty and Mary (Ms. Mary of Tipp City schools) on a carriage down to the nursery, and Great-Aunt Betty (Jim’s dad’s sister) said she hadn’t

ridden in a carriage since the flood of 1913 when “Daddy pulled out the machine.” This year, the “machine” will be a perfect opportunity for the Kyles to do one of the things they love best - walking (or in this case riding) down the parade route to see everyone and visit the traditonal house gatherings along the route. “It’s kind of a Tipp City homecoming,” Kate said. Jim’s late brother Tom Kyle Jr., who passed away in 1992, was one of the founding members of the Mum Festival. The festival concept started, however, with Otto Frings (of Frings and Bayliff Funeral Home). He had been to a Tulip Festival in Holland, Mich., and thought Tipp could have a similar hometown festival. At that point, the Kyle family owned Springhill Nursery (formerly Bohlander and Sons) and a 5-acre field of mums. “It was beautiful in the fall,” Kate said, recalling how colorful the flower field was.

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2012 Tipp City Mum Festival


The Queen’s Pageant

Announcing the 2012 Mum Festival Queen’s Court:

Queen and talent winner, pictured at right: Hailey Winblad, a junior at Tippecanoe High School. She is active on the Tippecanoe tennis team and choir, St. John’s choir and St. John’s Young Leaders in Action Youth Group, and also Team Tennis at Schroder Tennis Center.

A note from the Tippecanoe Historical Society Museum:

There will be a change in the musuem’s regular hours during Mum Festival weekend. The museum will be open from 5-8 p.m. on Friday evening during the car show. The museum will be closed on Saturday as volunteers will be manning the Tippecanoe Historical Society booth at the park. If you have a group, class or family reunion, etc. planned during the weekend and would like to tour the museum, call Susie at (937) 698-6798, Sandra at (937) 667-1081 or Peg (937) 667-3977.

First attendant: Chelsea Hoagland, a senior at Vandalia Butler High School. She is active in Butler Kickline, Vandalia Dance Ensemble, National Honor Society, Octagon Club and Interact Club.

Second attendant: Cheyenne Rogers, a junior at Vandalia Butler High School. She is active in choir, Muse Machine, orchestra, Latin Club, Octagon Club, tennis, softball, Mock Trial, Academic Challenge and National Honor Society.

Third attendant: Haley Sanders, a junior at Northmont High School. She is active in Northmont cheerleading and gymnastics and club cheerleading.



Miss Congeniality: Clarie Kleptz, a junior at Northmont High School. She is active in cheerleading, 4-H, Muse Machine, Drama Club and Student Government.

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Band Schedule – Rock The 70’s (Sept. 29, 2012) Bobbie Lavon Mullins 8:00 – 8:30 Don Wray & Gary Simpson 8:35 – 9:20 2nd Shot Toby Baker Mike Werner Lowell Miller Jeff Miller Chuck Lee Aaron Mathews

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11:30 – 12:00


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2012 Entertainment Schedule Saturday 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Tipp City Community Band

1:30 - 3 p.m.

Lauren Kelly

3 - 4 p.m.

Gem City Gymnastics

4 - 6 p.m.

Broken Lights

6 - 7 p.m.

Megan Osman

7 - 9 p.m.

Bill Foley Band

Sunday Zumba - The Studio Fitness

12:30 - 2:45 p.m.

Kate Hasting

3 - 3:30 p.m.

Mum Festival Court

3:30 - 4 p.m.

Tipp Top Tappers

4 - 6 p.m.

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11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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Who you might see

Photo by Anthony Weber

Photo by Timothy Jackson

Tyler Cochran, lead guitarist for The Broken Lights, performs with his band “The Broken Lights” at the Antique and Artisan show in June. They will also be performing at the 2012 Mum Festival.

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Top left: Gem City Gymnastics instructor Shannon Fields spots Ashley Andrews while working on a back walkover at the center in Tipp City.

Above: Elvis impersonator Paul Royce shows off his moves.

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Bottom left: Kate Hastings performs locally with guitarist Josh Beale.



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Saturday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m.

Photo by Timothy Jackson

You never know what’s going to happen at a Mum Festival - in 2011, Brad Stapleton used the parade as a way to propose to his future wife, Margory Johnson. As the sign says - her answer was affirmative.

Starts at N. Hyatt and Park South on N. Hyatt St. toward Kyle Dr. East on Main St. North on Second St. West on Parkwood Dr. Ends at City Park

Run for the Mums BY KATHY TAYLOR

Tipp Monroe Community Services (TMCS) will be sponsoring the 34th Annual 5K Run for the Mums at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Tipp City Park. We will continue to take registrations through Wednesday, Sept. 19, and a T-shirt will be included in the $15 fee. Or runners can come out the morning of the race to the Tipp City Park Roundhouse between 6:30-7:45 a.m. and register (t-shirt not included).

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The route will begin on North Third Street and wind through the neighborhoods in our city, ending back as the City Park. TMCS extends a special thank you to our premier sponsors: Regal Beloit, MEIJER, IMDS and Alvetro, our local sponsors Nolan, Giere & Company, CPA and Tipp City Mum Festival. For further details on Tipp Monroe Community Services, call (937) 667-8631 or visit the website or the site.



The 2012 Tipp Mum Festival Motorcycle Ride will start at Warrior Racing on Weller Dr. in Tipp City on Sunday, September 30 (rain date Saturday, Oct. 6). Registration is from 9-11 a.m. The cost is donation only, with proceeds going to the Tipp City Needy Basket. The riders will be leaving Warrior Racing on Weller Dr. at about 11:30 AM. The ride will be approximately 90 miles. The first stop is at Cruizer in Russia for lunch. The next stop will be at Tailgaters in Greenville. Then on

to Buffalo Wild Wings for a quick pit stop for a drink and the final leg of the ride will be to back to Warrior Racing in Tipp City. Door prizes and a 50-50 will be drawn for at each stop. Once back at Warrior Racing, the band “Life Behind Bars” will be jamming with some classic rock. There will be a beer tent and food from Stillwater Valley Catering. There will be another prize raffle, too, for the biggest one of the day. Any questions or concerns, email **Tipp City Mum Festival is not responsible for lost, stolen or damages to person or property.

2012 Tipp City Mum Festival



Fare Offered


Italian Sausage Corn Dogs Nachos Grilled Tenderloin or Chicken

Teresa’s Soft Serve Ice Cream

Strawberry or root beer floats Flurries: M & M, Oreo, Heath, Reeses Pieces Candy Sundaes Kiddie Cones


Gyro & Chicken Pitas Loaded Spiral Potatoes

Boy Scouts

Peach Cobbler

Tipp City Fire Dept.


Needy Basket

Water/pop Pre-packaged snacks

The Food Concession

Fare Offered

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Sausage & Gravy Sausage, bacon, egg and cheese sandwich Fried Bologna Breaded Mushrooms Philly Cheese steak or chicken

China Rainbow

Chucks Foods, MC Concessions

Maudes Concessions

Hickory River

Marsh Concessions

Nuts & Such

Orange Chicken Teriyaki Chicken Bourbon Chicken Vegetable Tempura Shrimp Tempura Elephant Ears Funnel Cakes Corn Dogs Deep fried candy, cookie dough Cotton Candy Ribbon Fried French Fries Fried Vegetables Blooming Onions Fried cheese or pickles Tenderloin Pork chops Asian, Indian or Tofu Taco or Burrito Apple Slaw Tomato & Cucumber Salad Cilantro Rice Red Cabbage Slaw

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2012 Tipp City Mum Festival

Arts, Crafts and the Merchants COURTESY



Each year in the arts and crafts area we are able to find some new and interesting items; this year is no exception. Stroll through the shade of our 100-plus-year-old trees and enjoy some of the most beautiful hand blown glass, homemade treats, and handmade jewelry to some of the genuinely unique items you won’t find anywhere. Fall is the best time to start shopping for the holiday season. Arts and craft shows are great places to find the perfect gift for that hard to buy person. If you’re a sports fan we have your team represented: from the Buckeyes to the Wolverines, from the Browns to the Bengals, college, MLB or NFL, we have that special handmade item just for you. Planning a party? We have homemade dips and soup mixes and hand painted items. Circle Farms is back and bursting at the corner with colorful garden mums, pumpkins, gourds and much, much more. Are you more of a “Home Party” person? If so, you’ll love our Merchant’s Market area, filled with your favorite home party vendors like Thirty One, Tupperware, Pampered Chef, and so many more. The “hosts” of these great businesses will have all your hard to find favorites. Do you have a special occasion, birthday, or anniversary that needs your attention? Look no further than the Tipp City Mum Festival - from vendors’ homemade jams, special T-shirts and collectibles, you’ll find what you need in the City Park. The shopping frenzy begins 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29 and goes until 9 p.m. It continues from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30. Photo by Timothy Jackson Make sure you check out all the great deals in our Arts and Crafts and Merchant Market areas … you’ll be glad Vendors at the 2011 Mum Festival got in the spirit of the festival and of fall with items like mums, pumpkins, and other fresh vegetables. you did!

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So Frings, with the help of Tom Jr., Phil Wampler and John Benham of the hardware store, put together the first-ever Tipp City Mum Festival in October 1958. Tom Jr. and Wampler climbed up to the top of the water tower to place a banner advertising the festival and then started to dispute about where to hang it. “They got into an argument on the water tower,” June said, “John was on the ground telling them to get down and decide what they wanted to do down here!” Eventually, a compromise was reached and the banner could be seen for a mile. Other advertising came from Tom Jr. and his aero-coupe biplane. He got a PA system, put the stereo in the seat next to him, and flew around verbally promoting the Mum Festival a couple nights before. Tom Jr. was also the first chairman of the parade. The first year, every float in the parade was all mums. “They would just go out in the field and pick them,” Jim said. The mum-covered floats continued until the festival had to be moved to September because of the weather. Mums naturally bloom in mid-October (the genetic pro-

gramming and special shading is what forces certain breeds to bloom early). June’s favorite Mum Memory “I loved the floats made out of mums and flowers,” Tom Jr.’s daughter Susie said, “They were gorgeous.” The first Mum Festival, the committee sold chances Jim remembers the hard work that went into making for a ride in a Tin Lizzy. June took her then three chilone of those floats. dren, Jennifer Peters, Thom Grim and Dave Grim, to “The night or two before, you’d be up all night,” he the park to see the festivities. Thom was a toddler and says with a smile. begged his mom to purchase a chance. The parade also used to have even more bands in it, Well, when his mom finally agreed, it became apparbecause there was a band show afterwards. Twenty or ent that Thom thought a chance meant they actually got more bands would march in the parade, then go out to the vehicle. the football field for an invitational. When he became upset, Tom Kyle Jr. came over. “The bands were a big deal,” Kate said. After finding out the situation, he asked “Would it Now, the park is filled with vendors, booth and other make him happy if I took a him for a ride in the vehientertainment. The band show has become a separate cle?” program entirely, held this year on Sept. 15. And then he took all three kids for a ride in that Tin Another entity that has grown and moved is the Lizzy around the football field. Queen’s Pageant. June was one of the orginal committee members for the pageant. She said it used to be just a Although the Mum Festival has “blossomed” and day or two before the festival itself and a smaller produc- changed across the board, it still remains a place for Tipp tion. City to celebrate each other and their community - and “It’s just evolved,” June said. get those Tipp City Firemen’s Waffles to boot.

2012 Tipp City Mum Festival

Platinum Sponsors:


Thanks to:

Alvetro Orthodontics Andy’s Garden FUN Services Innovative Medical Device Solutions Meijer Regal Beloit Shifting Gears Cyling Tipp O’ the Town Restaurant Warrior Racing

Gold Sponsors:

Excellence in Dentistry LaQuinta Inns & Suites

Silver Sponsors:

Ginghamsburg Church

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For all your Bicycle, Service, Parts, Apparel & Oakley Needs!

Mum Sponsors:

McDonalds Monroe Federal Savings and Loan New Carlisle Federal Savings Bank Tipp Cyclery Tipp-Monroe Community Services Trophy Nut Max Miller Financial Evan’s Title Unity Bank Ed’s HVAC, Plumbing & Electric

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2012 Officers

Board of Trustees

President: Mary Thomas Vice President: Ashley Helmer 2nd Vice President: Russ Thayer Treasurer: Lauryn Bayliff Secretary: Kathy Taylor Trustee: Jay Taylor Trustee: Jennifer Tennant Trustee: Tina VanHoose Trustee: Jim Fry Trustee: Karen Fry Past President: Jim Fry

Parking: Tom Davidson Publicity: Will Roberts Queen's Pageant: Jennifer Tennant Run for the Mums: Tipp-Monroe Community Services Sponsorship: Kenneth Thomas and Sam Patry T-Shirts: Mary Thomas Utilities: Ray Tebbe Website: Karen Fry

We Support Tipp City’s 54th Annual Mum Festival Our Tipp City office will be closed Saturday, September 29, so our employees can also enjoy the Mum Festival. Our Vandalia and Butler offices will be open regular hours to serve you.


Legal Counsel: Samuel Patry City Representative: Tom Davidson


Adopt-A-Mum: Boy Scout Troop 586 Bill Mullins Arts & Crafts: Pam Fischer Bicycle Tour: Seth Stormer and Jason Byran Communications/Logistics: Mike Fry (Amateur Radio) Concessions: Kathy Taylor Cruise-In: Chris and Noel Winblad Cruise-In Concessions: Cathy Jo Condit Entertainment: Russ and Joan Thayer Facilities/Logistics: Paula Bradford (radios, golf carts, Porta-Johns) Hospitality: Ashley Helmer Jr. Run for the Mums: Pamela Hale Little Mr. and Miss Mum: Chelsea Ryan Merchants Mart: Emily Adams Motorcycle Cruise-In: Jay and KateTaylor Mum Festival Parade: Kate and Jay Taylor Mum Kids Land: Michael and Amber Corkhill


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