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Rick Cannon, Sellersburg Celebrates volunteer

2023 Committee Members

Sellersburg Celebrates! would not be possible without the countless hours volunteers put towards making it a success each year.  Together, we are a group of proud Sellersburg, IN community leaders.  Each person serves multiple roles within the committee.  

Interested in giving back to your town?  Join our committee! We need people just like you to keep this Sellersburg tradition alive and well. Contact us with questions and meeting information.

Terry Purlee, Sellersburg Celebrates volunteer
Stephanie Pruitt, Sellersburg Celebrates volunteer
Richie and Kelly Cannon, Sellersburg Celebrates volunteer

Festival President

Candi Graves

Committee Members

  • Amanda Barr - Little Miss Pageant Co-Chair

  • Sandi Boyd - Secretary

  • Kelly Cannon - Parking Committee Chair

  • Richie Cannon - Grounds Chair - (past president 2018, 2022)

  • Rick Cannon - Food Vendor Chair - (past president 2014, 2017, 2021)

  • Kathy Deutsch

  • Rachel Dreyer - Volleyball Tournament Chair

  • Julie Fetz

  • Randy Flick - Car Show Chair

  • Chris Fox - Parade Chair

  • Candi Graves - Craft Booth Vendor Co-Chair, Marketing Chair, Sponsorship Chair (2023 president)

  • Bob Hauselman (past president 2009)

  • Patrick Koch - Balloon Glow Chair

  • Rachael Mattingly - Craft Booth Co-Chair

  • Dorothy Miller - Luncheon Co-Chair

  • Missy Mitchell - Luncheon Co-Chair

  • Donna Morgan - Safety Chair

  • Julie Rawlings

  • Greg Reger

  • Trish Riggle - Baking Contest Chair, Little Miss Pageant Co-Chair

  • Masie Rose

  • Jenny Serna

  • Stephanie Smethers - Treasurer - (past president 2012, 2016, 2020)

  • Terry Purlee - Carnival Chair - (past president 2002, 2009, 2019)

  • Billy Ramser

  • Jill Tuttle

  • Sandy Vest

  • Laura Williamson - Entertainment Chair

  • Brien Verble

 

Please let us know if any errors exist or if we've missed someone.

Past festival Presidents

  • 1990 - Susan Miller

  • 1991 - Earl Bonniville

  • 1992 - Mary Lynne Bailey

  • 1993 - Leo Gettlefinger

  • 1994 - Thomas Garr

  • 1995 - Mike Crabtree

  • 1996 - Charlie Ridenour

  • 1997 - Sara Hauselman

  • 1998 - Bob Hauselman

  • 1999 - Susan Miller

  • 2000 - Mike Crabtree

  • 2001 - Sandy Nunn

  • 2002 - Terry Purlee

  • 2003 - Dale Skaggs

  • 2004 - Betty Omicinski

  • 2005 - Ray Dreyer

  • 2006 - Bob and Sara Hauselman

  • 2007 - Connie Nunn

  • 2008 - Glennis Wisdom

  • 2009 - Terry Purlee

  • 2010 - Kathy Combs

  • 2011 - Larry Quinn

  • 2012 - Stephanie Pruitt Smethers

  • 2013 - Larry Quinn

  • 2014 - Rick Cannon Sr.

  • 2015 - Donnie Ross

  • 2016 - Stephanie Pruitt Smethers

  • 2017 - Rick Cannon Sr.

  • 2018 - Richie Cannon Jr.

  • 2019 - Terry Purlee

  • 2020 - Stephanie Puritt Smethers

  • 2021 - Rick Cannon Sr.

  • 2022 - Rickie Cannon Jr.

  • 2023 - Candi Graves​

In Memoriam

Susan Miller, Sellersburg Celebrates volunteer

Susan Miller manning the information booth at the festival.

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Susan Miller

Susan was a past president in 1990 and again in 1999.  She helped start the very first Sellersburg Celebrates! and she remained on the committee until her passing in 2021.  Well respected in our community, she made it a point to never take no for an answer.  Strong minded and ready to jump in and help anywhere she could.  We hope to continue to make you proud.  The parade now boasts the "Susan Miller Presidential Award" in her honor. 

Read her obituary here.

Frank McCrory

Frank was the heart of our balloon glow for many years before his passing in 2019.  Passionate about ballooning, he made many friends over his years piloting.  He had been a staple of our festival for many consecutive years, offering tethered rides.  We have renamed our balloon glow in his honor. 

Read his obituary here.

Frank McCrory, far right, doing what he loved.

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