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Tremont Betterment Association

The Tremont Turkey Festival was initiated in 1966 to raise funds to build a swimming pool in the Tremont Park. Since then, local residents have served as volunteer chairmen to help make each festival a success.

To retain those valuable volunteers following their terms as general chairmen and to utilize their talent, dedication, and experience, the Tremont Betterment Association was formed in 1976. Past and present Turkey Festival General Chairmen who wish to continue their interest and involvement with the festival comprise the TBA, which acts as the sponsoring and steering organization for this and future festivals.

TBA is responsible for setting budgets and policies for the festival and notably, for distributing festival proceeds to the Tremont community for special projects and assistance to organizations that make Tremont a better place to live and visit. The Festival has returned over $1 million to the community since the original pool was paid for.

In 2005, in addition to the $44,000 funds distribution, Tremont Betterment Association provided a $200,000 jump-start to the Tremont Swimming Pool Project. In addition, the group also committed to setting aside $7,500 annually for future repairs to the pool.

TBA Members
Bill and Jill Barr
Ron and Kathy Brown
Robert and Margi Csesznegi
Joe and Trudi Cummings
Kevin and Jody Dill
Chuck and Jody Dudley
Gene Froebe
Jason and Michele Garey
Kurt and Joey Gibson
Chuck and Laura Gould
Brad and Mindy Halverson
Ken and Carolyn Hinman
Marv and Laura Hundt
Vic and Diane Imig
Joe and Sherry James
Rick and Shelli Jameson
Boyd and Vickie King
Marilyn Lindstrom
Jim and Diane Losey
Scott and Kathleen Lowery
Dan and Julie Mathis
Jim and Val Moore
Jack Moser
Kayla Pflederer
Mark Pflederer
Gene and Teri Pflederer
Bill and Judy Reidner
Bettie Sage
Jeff and Gail Sinn
Jim and Laura Steffey
Mike and Cathy Thomas
Carol Tyra
Josh and Sherri Weer*
Lou and Kim Wicks
* Associate Members

2013 TBA Officers

President Jason Garey
Vice President Bill Barr
Secretary Jill Barr
Treasurer Bettie Sage
Co-treasurer Val Moore

Each year, during the March Disbursements meeting, local groups seek funds which are distributed from profits from the prior year.

The distribution of profits from the 2012 festival were as follows:

Caleb Imig - Eagle Scout Troop 84 250
Tremont Alumni Association 300
Tremont Area Park District 10,000
Tremont District Library 1,500
Tremont Food Pantry 2,000
Tremont Girl Scouts 500
Tremont In Touch 4,500
Tremont Rescue 702 10,000
Tremont Roboteers 3,000
Tremont Senior Nutrition Support 3,000
Tremont School District 702 10,000
Tremont Torpedoes 2,200
TUMC Child Care 1,500
Tremont Youth Basketball 2,000
Village of Tremont 5,000
Tremont Pool 7,500
Rescue 702 - New Ambulance Fund 5,000
Scholarship 2,000
Total 2013 Disbursements $70,250


The 2014 disbursements meeting will be held
Monday, April 7th, 2014 at 6:00 p.m at the Tremont Community Center.

TBA Disbursement Request Form

2014 Chairmen

General Chairmen
Jason and Michelle Kreiling

General Co-chairmen
Mark and Melissa Zaayenga

Past General Chairmen
Josh and Sherri Weer

Advanced Ticket Sales
Kathleen Lowery

Antique Corner
Jerry and Laura Gray

Antique Tractor Pull
Troy Saal
Mark Sommer

Antique Tractor Pull Food Line
Vickie King

Bill Barr

Bed Races

Steve Bechtel
Michele Garey


Car Show
Greg Williams
Nick Goss

Dave Calhoun
Scott Lowery
Jim Flannigan

Country Store
Stan and Julie Risinger
Travis and Kelly Ladwig

Greg and Jenny Bolliger

Rick Giovanetto

Roger Beutel
Bill Hopkins
Rick Jameson
Bettie Sage

Food Line Chairmen
Brian and Diana Patterson

Food Line Co-chairmen

Foot Race
Glen and Sandy Gullette

Horseshoe Tournament
Don Fawer
Jeff Roberts

Kids Tractor Pull
Nick Uhlman

Medallion Hunt
Cassy Wicks
Jill Barr

Merchants Tent
Dana Horchem

Laura Steffey
Sue McWilliams
Kelsey Vance
Kim Wicks
Tracy Perdue
Mindy Halverson

John and Amy Replogle
Jon and Dana Horchem

Publicity and Marketing
Michele Garey
Lauren Ulrich

Rescue 702
Brad Huette

Sanitation Czars
Thomas Brewer2

Shortcake Express
Mike and Becky Davis

Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake Eating Contest
Luke Porritt
Gene Pflederer

Street Vault
Vic Imig

Sunday Worship Service
Tim and Ann Barrow

Kevin and Valinda Ulrich

Matt Miller

Turkey Barbeque
Jack Moser
Don DuBois
Lou Wicks
Steve Bechtel
Chuck Dudley

Turkey Express
Chris Workman
Jen Hinman

Turkey Injection
Dan Steiner
Dick Steiner

Turkey Hot Wings
Dan and Julie Mathis
Mark Wagenbach
Jeanie Oyer

Turkey Toss
Luke Porritt
Nathan Porritt

Web Site
Steve Bechtel

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