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It all began in 1936 in the midst of “the worst winter in years.”” TThe he wwhole country suffered in the grip of heavy snow and sub-zero temperatures. A New York feature writer bemoaned the “fact” that, “Here we are in the midst of an old-fashioned winter and there are no red flannels in the USA to go with it.” The local newspaper, The Cedar Springs Clipper, owned and edited by “The Clipper Gals” Nina Babcock and Grace Hamilton answered the writer with a RED HOT editorial stating, “Just because Sak’s Fifth Avenue does not carry red flannels, it doesn’t follow that no one in the country does. CEDAR SPRINGS’ merchants have red flannels!” The story was picked up by The Associated Press and orders began pouring in from all over the USA. Jack Pollock and his wife Ann, owners of Pollock’s Store in downtown Cedar Springs, had a large stock of Red Flannels. They were tireless supporters of the early Red Flannel Festivals and “drop seaters.” Seeing the possibility of at least a few years of publicity because of our famous “drop seaters” and lumbering history, a “RED FLANNEL DAY” was planned for the fall of 1939. The love, pride and support of the community has kept the rich tradition alive! It has continued to be an annual event, held the last weekend in September and the first weekend in October for the 78th YEAR, making it the 15th oldest festival in the State of Michigan! The Festival Board of Directors thanks all of the sponsors of the Festival and the hundreds of volunteers who make this grand event possible! Grace Hamilton (left) and Nina Babcock (center) Clipper Editors from 1932-1955 Jack and Ann Pollock, (right) Pollock’s Store Owners 4
Grace Hamilton & Nina Babcock, Festival Founders Thank you for allowing us to reprint! By Tanya Eldred, The Cedar Springs Historical Society If you have lived in or near Cedar Springs in the last 77 years, you have heard the story of how Cedar Springs became the Red Flannel Town—many times. But do we remember the efforts of the Clipper Girls—Nina Babcock and Grace Hamilton—to get the Red Flannel town on the map? When they answered the wire from the Associated Press, it was just the beginning. Metropolitan newspapers and the radio took up the cause and spread the word. They received a flood of letters from all over the United States and overseas inquiring about Red Flannel underwear. There was much more publicity than they expected. Nina Babcock (left) and Grace Hamilton (right) working on the newspaper in later years. In November 1939, Red Flannel Day was a bright Photo courtesy CS Historical Society. spot in a time of war, when people could forget what was looming on the horizon. That year, the town played host to thousands of deer hunters on their way up north to the deer camps. Merchants and clerks wore red shirts or hunting togs and the town was decorated for event. Five men from Grand Rapids chose the Queen from candidates submitted to the Clipper. After Red Flannel Day, orders for the red flannel underwear were received from as far away as Escanaba and Detroit, and other states such as Maine, Texas, California, Kansas, New York, Alabama, Rhode Island, Florida, and Wyoming, and from Canada and Great Britain. They answered these and news articles appeared in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Kansas City Star, Detroit News and Free PPress, Michigan Tradesman, Atlanta Constitution, Life MMagazine, Readers Digest, Independent Woman, and eeven True Comics. The Kansas City Star sent a reporter tto interview the girls and they were interviewed on NNational Public Radio. The Clipper girls helped persuade a young man nnamed Gerald Ford to run for Congress in 1948. As a ccongressman, Ford attended the Red Flannel Festival 225 times. His bus became a fairly common site on Main SStreet and the girls were always his faithful supporters. HHe went on to become Vice President and then President oof the United States. The Clipper Girls worked hard to establish the Red Two “big-city gals” Grace Hamilton (left) and Nina Babcock (right) Flannels as a symbol of Cedar Springs. Because of their bought the town’s newspaper, The Cedar Springs Clipper, in 1932, and it was 1936 when they put Cedar Springs on the map. hard work, Cedar Springs had become known as the Photo courtesy CS Historical Society. Red Flannel Town. 5
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Story’s Fresh Meat & Deli Fine Fresh Meats • Fresh Deli Sandwiches • Deli Salads Congratulations! Hormone Free Dairy • Desserts • Smoked Meats & More! to Gary Gust 2011 Festival Grand Marshal Lee Story The Red Flannel Festival Board of Directors proudly named Cedar Springs resident Owner Congratulations! Gary Gust as the 2011 Grand Marshal for the 72nd Annual Celebration, to be held on Saturday, October 1, 2011. to Gary Gust “The Festival is extremely proud and thankful for the many years of Gary’s outstanding dedication to the entire Cedar 11761 Northland Dr., SpringsRockford •Michele community,” said 696-8862 2011 Festival Tracy-Andres, Grand President of the Marshal Festival. “His fabulous community service in several organizations, and strong support of the Festival are very impressive and just what we look for in a Red Flannel Grand www.storysmarket.com Marshal. It’s very obvious Gary loves TheCedar SpringsFestival Red Flannel and theBoard Red Flannel Festival!” of Directors proudly named Cedar Springs resident Gary Gust as the 2011 Grand Marshal for the 72nd Annual Celebration, to be held Gary is a prominent leader in theoncommunity, volunteering Saturday, October his time to several organizations in youth sports and 1, 2011. helped found the Athletic Boosters in 1981, as well as being the first President of the Boosters. Gary has supported the Festival “The Festivalfor many years, is extremely including proud participating and thankful in numerous for the many 5K Run years of Gary’s events! “We outstanding have always dedication to the enjoyed Red entire Cedar Flannel community,” Springs Day, but this said yearMichele will be extra special,” said Tracy-Andres, Gust. of the Festival. “His fabulous community service in several President organizations, and strong support of the Festival are very impressive and just what we look for in a Red Flannel Grand Gust attended Marshal. Cedar It’s very Springs obvious GaryHigh School, loves Cedar and wentand Springs on the to Ferris State University, Red Flannel Festival!” where he played tennis and met his wife, Lolly. Gary owned Gust Construction Company from 1979 until 2009. Today, he and Lolly enjoy their four grandchildren, harness Gary is a prominent horseinracing leader and traveling the community, around the world volunteering hunting. his time to several organizations in youth sports and helped found the Athletic Boosters in 1981, as well as being the first President of the Boosters. Gary has supported the Festival for many years, including participating in numerous 5K Run events! “We have always enjoyed Red RED FLANNEL Flannel Day, but this year will be extra special,” said Gust. WINE TASTING Gust attended Cedar Springs FUNDRAISER High School, and went on to Ferris State University, where he played tennis and met his wife, Lolly. Gary owned Gust Construction Company from 1979 until 2009. Today, he and Lolly enjoy their four grandchildren, harness horse The Red Flannel racing Festival around and traveling has the world hunting. partnered with The Cascade Winery in Grand Rapids again RED FLANNEL this year to produce and private label four different types WINE of wine asTASTING a fundraiser for this years’ festival. Owner andFUNDRAISER winemaker, Bob Bonga said, “Cascade Winery is proud to support local farmers and growers for our award winning The Redwines,Flannel it helpsFestival everyonehas in Watch for our Re-Opening the local economy.” partnered with The Cascade on Monday, October 10th for Winery in Grand Rapids again Fall and Winter with an expanded food Everyone is invited to the public “unveiling” this year to produce andand tasting of private menu. We’ll still have some of your ice the four label Red four Flannel wines, different types of onwine Saturday, as a September fundraiser 17 forfrom this 7-10 pm at TheOwner Cedar andPub winemaker, in downtown Cedar Springs. cream favorites!! years’ festival. Bob Bonga said, Admission is $15 and “Cascade Winery includes is proud to wine samples support local and fabulous farmers and appetizers. growers forBob answer the localany our Bonga will be there award winning questions, economy. to educate, wines, inform and it helps everyone ” and the new wines will be available inKC’S Kones & Coneys Watch for our Re-Opening on Monday, October 10th for to purchase year round at The Cedar Pub! All proceeds will 422 N. Main St. • Cedar Springs Fall and Winter with an expanded food 696-0853 Everyone THANK YOU HOLTON’S LP GAS FOR THE HEATthe benefit isRed FOR invited REDtoFLANNEL THEFlannel the public Festival “unveiling” GRAND building LODGE and TENTtasting restoration of project. menu. We’ll still have some of your ice the four Red Flannel wines, on Saturday, September 17 from cream favorites!!
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The 75th Annual Red Flannel Festival Queen Scholarship Pageant SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2019 7:30 p.m. – Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Cedar Springs High School Auditorium Tickets available at the Cedar Springs Public Library $10 advanced sales; $13 at the door, $5 for students 18 and younger. Bring your Pageant ticket(s) to the Lumberjack Supper and receive $2.00 off your meal purchase 2018 Red Flannel Festival Queen Zoe Castor 13
2018 Red Flannel Queen & Court Farewell Letter Our reign this year has been an unbelievable experience, though it could not have been done without the sup- port and generosity of many. First, thank you to all of the Red Flannel Festival board members and volunteers that put so much work behind the scenes to keep the Red Flannel tradition going, that continues to bring our commu- nity together. A big thank you to Ellie Brown our chaperone for being a second mom and guiding us through our journey, en- couraging us, and giving us memories to last a lifetime. We are so appreciative of the many laughs and memories that were made with you. Thank you to Kaleigh Goehler for passing on her knowledge and giving us her out- pouring support in preparing us for our reign as Red Flannel Royalty. Finally to Cindy Patin for helping and being there to support us during our year. We definitely could not have done everything without these three ladies. Thank you to Char Dubridge for taking the time to make alterations on the queens dress in time for our amaz- ing parade. To Lynne Riley for making sure our court member dresses were always perfect. To Diane Sabinas- For our remarkable sashes that show who we are in a beautiful way, and to Jayne Bremmer- for supplying the Queen and Court with our stunning jewelry. Thank you to Terrance Beard from Rockford Footwear Depot for donating our shoes, to Ed Koehn Chevrolet for our transportation and for your outstanding reliability and safety in new shiny trucks! Abby Olszewski thank you so much for taking our professional photos to capture our grace and make each photo personal. Thank you to our local organizations that welcomed us this year including the Cedar Springs Rotary, Cedar Springs Women’s Club, Cedar Springs Library and the Red Flannel Rod and Gun Club. We met many heart- warming and generous people on our visits. Thank you for your continuing support and encouragement through- out the community as well as during our royal visits! A loving thank you to our Red Flannel parents and families for making sure we always had everything we need- ed, for always being our biggest fans, putting our beautiful float together every parade, and the constant reminders that no matter what it is, we can accomplish anything! Thank you to all who have donated to the Red Flannel Festival Queens Scholarship Fund! We are over the moon with the support we had. All three of us plan on seeking a future in the medical profession. Zoe plans on continuing her education in the medical field due to her fascination of a baby’s development, Harlow plans on becoming a pediatric nurse and Alyssa plans on being a pediatric physical therapist. Join them for Services 9 a.m. &10:30 a.m. Sundays Your 2018 Red Flannel Festival Queen And Court Zoe Castor - Queen Alyssa Washington - Court Harlow Hovarter - Court 14
2019 1 2 3 4 Sidney Nauta Willow Sidlauskas Audrey May Visser Ashley Ann Hughes Daughter of Steve and Jennifer Nauta Daughter of Marten and Kristin Sidlauskas Daughter of Arthur and Lori Visser Daughter of Douglas and Ann Hughes 5 6 7 Paige Teresa Marsman Nicole Baker Avery Petersen Daughter of Chad and Teri Marsman Daughter of Rich and Jennifer Baker Daughter of Aric and Amber Petersen 8 9 10 11 Makayla Pierce Elizabeth Amelia Fettig Kenzie Elizabeth Tanis Bella Mosqueda Daughter of Thomas and Melinda Pierce Daughter of Brian and Cynthia Fettig Daughter of Mike and Linda Tanis Daughter of Patrick and Catreal Walters The Red Flannel Community’s generosity continues to make these scholarships possible. THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to this fund over the past 29 years!!! All of us working together, contributing what we can, help to make this possible. In 2018, the Queen and her Court were awarded scholarships totaling almost $4,500, bringing the total of the scholarships presented since 1990 to over $110,900!!! Still focused on seeking involvement from the Red Flannel Community, past Queen and Court members, area businesses, as well as contestants’ parents, relatives and friends, the Committee’s current goal is to raise $10,000 to share between the Queen and Court; $5,000 for the Queen, and $2,500 for each of the Court members. Would you join us?? To contribute, please send a check or money order payable to: Red Flannel Queen Scholarship Fund, PO Box 43, Cedar Springs, MI 49319. On-line donating is still available through PayPal!! Go to the main festival website, redflannelfestival.org, and click on the “Queen Donation” button at the very bottom. Donations are accepted through June 30, 2020, for the 2019 Queen and Court. All contributions are tax deductible and NO administrative fees are taken from your donations. 2019 SCHOLARSHIP PAGEANT CONTESTANTS 15
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Welcome to the Red Flannel Festival Celebratimg 80 years in 2019!
2019 Rand Ruwersma, of Cedar Springs, has been chosen as Grand Marshal for the 80th annual Red Flannel Festival. Former Festival Board Memeber and Local Businessmen. The Red Flannel Festival Board of Directors has named Cedar Springs resident Rand Ruwersma as the 2019 Grand Marshal for the 80th Annual Celebration, to be held on Saturday, October 5, 2019. “The Festival is extremely proud and thankful for the many years of Rand’s outstanding dedication to the Cedar Springs community and his dedication as a Festival Board member,” said Nancy Deyman, President of the Festival. Ruwersma has lived in Cedar Springs most of his life. He said his parents owned a summer home on Pine Lake when he was young, and they moved here for good from Grand Rapids in 1967, when Ruwersma was about 6 years old. He went to school in Cedar Springs and graduated from Cedar Springs High School. He has also been a local businessman in the community. Ruwersma owned the Cedar Hardware store for five years, with his brother Bob. He bought the Cedar Pub in 2005, and owned that for 12 years. Rand served on the Red Flannel Festival Board for over 8 years, the last several as First Vice President. He also served on the Red Hawk Athletic Booster Board and served as a Cedar Springs Lion for several years, with one term as President of the Lions Club, ”It is very obvious Rand loves The Red Flannel Town and especially the Red Flannel Festival! Rand was instrumental in the success of the Festival from 2006 through 2014. The Red Flannel Festival and Cedar Springs is a better place because of his involvement,” said Deyman. Ruwersma said he was surprised to be selected. “I am happy to do it. As a kid, I never thought I’d end up there, or even on the board,” he remarked. Ruwersma will reign this year, the Festival’s 80th Annual Celebration, over the two weekends of the 15th oldest Festival in the state of Michigan, sharing the Red Flannel warmth of our community to visitors and residents. Red Flannel Day Will Be Saturday, October 5, 2019. Watch the Post For more information about this years activities. 21
Schedule of Events Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019 RED FLANNEL 5K RUN AND WALK & KID’S FUN RUN Presenting Sponsors of the RED FLANNEL 10K RUN 5K WALK/RUN starts 80th Red Flannel Festival at 9 am – KID’S FUN RUN starts at 9:45 am Sponsored by CHOICEONE BANK, CS MANUFACTURING & VANDERHYDE FORD This is a FUN EVENT for the ENTIRE FAMILY as runners and Monday, Sept. 3, 2019 walkers. Awards and Kid’s Fun Run to follow 5K. Best dressed READ TO RIDE PROGRAM Red Flannel Competition! Sponsored by RED OAK MANAGEMENT COMPANY & IN MAPLE AND SECOND STREETS MEMORY OF ROBERT MEDFORD by PAMELA MEDFORD Librarian Donna Clark invites all children K-8 th grade to earn FREE coupons for carnival rides by reading “RED” books.. Pick KIDS ZONE up reading logs at the Library after Sept. 1, or download one Sponsored by CHOICEONE BANK, HUNGRY HOWIES & MEIJER from redflannelfestival.org or cedarsprings.llcoop.org. Bring the kids down for a day filled with Fun events starts CEDAR SPRINGS PUBLIC LIBRARY – 107 N. MAIN STREET at 11:00am at the Heart of Cedar Springs Park. Free entry, $1.00 raffle tickets. Raffle time to be announced. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019 HEART OF CEDAR SPRINGS PARK - 69 W MAPLE ST QUEEN’S GOLF OUTING Stop in at North Kent Golf Course or call 616-866-2659 to CHILI COOKOFF - New Event sign up. Shot Gun start at 9:00am. NORTH KENT GOLF COURSE - 11029 STOUT AVE NE , ROCKFORD, MI 9:00am with tasting starting at noon. HEART OF CEDAR SPRINGS PARK - 69 W MAPLE ST Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 PRINCE and PRINCESS CONTEST BED RACE OBSTACLE COURSE Sponsored by ARC ARCHER Sponsored by ENSLEY REAL ESTATE Join area kindergarten students as the smallest Red Flannel In one of the zaniest events the Festival offers, five-person teams Royalty is crowned. Free admission. Begins at 6:30 pm. HISTORIC KENT THEATRE – DOWNTOWN CEDAR SPRINGS race beds around an obstacle course competing for the best time! Throw in Festival icon, Keystone Kops, and the result is a hilari- ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WINDOW ous time for all! Bring your own bed, or use one from the Festival! DECORATING CONTEST Sponsored by INDEPENDENT BANK & RED OAK Check in begins at 12:30 pm; Race begins at 1:00 pm. $10 entry fee MANAGEMENT COMPANY (per 5 person team) Show your Red Flannel Pride by decorating your windows! All MAPLE STREET NEAR HEART OF CEDAR SPRINGS PARK schools welcome! Judging and trophy presentations at the Sponsor Breakfast Friday, October 4th. RED FLANNEL LUMBERJACK SUPPER CEDAR SPRINGS ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS & CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIES ACADEMY Come and enjoy a good old fashion Lumberjack Super with all the RED FLANNEL PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST fix ins! Pulled Pork, Potatoes, Vegetables, Beverages and Desert. Submit any photo of a Red Flannel event taken during the Festival Adults: $10.00; Kids 12 and under $8.00; 5 pm – 7 pm by Oct. 20. CASH PRIZES! $100, $75 & $25. FREE to ENTER! CEDAR SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL CAFETERIA EVERYWHERE – RED FLANNEL FESTIVAL WEEKENDS RED FLANNEL BUSINESS & HOUSE RED FLANNEL QUEEN SCHOLARSHIP DECORATING CONTEST PAGEANT Sponsored by GEBHART INSURANCE & INDEPENDENT BANK Show your Red Flannel Pride by decorating your house or business! The more creative, the better! Welcome the 35,000+ visitors to Red Enjoy the elegance and tradition of a signature event. Tickets Flannel Town! Judging Oct. 4. FREE to enter, applications on-line on sale, 3 weeks prior, at Library, $10. Available at HS Box at www.redflannelfestival.org. CASH PRIZES for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Office for $13 at 6 pm. Doors open at 7 pm, Pageant begins place in both business and residential categories! - Trophy at 7:30 pm. Bring your Pageant ticket to the Lumberjack presentations at the Sponsor Breakfast Friday, October 4th. Supper and receive $2.00 off your meal purchase THROUGHOUT - RED FLANNEL TOWN, U.S.A. CEDAR SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM 22
MAIN Heart of FIRE Cedar Springs STATION Park BAND MAPLE EXIT MAIN PARADE END KCSO/TRACTOR START/END RED HAWK HILLTOP ADMIN. ELEMENTARY BLDG. SCHOOL RED HAWK STADIUM PARADE SKINNER START FIELD MAP LEGEND Souvenirs, Information, Lost & Found Parade Route Parade Return Route Sheriff/Tractor Return Route w/ flow of traffic Festival Day Closures Public Restrooms Handicap Restroom Cedar Springs Police Station/City Hall First Aid Barricades Sheriff Deputies 2019 RED FLANNEL FESTIVAL MAP 23
Schedule of Events Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 RED FLANNEL DAY FLAG RAISING CEREMONY 8:45 am. Presented by the American Legion Glen Hill Post #287, Presenting Sponsors of the Cedar Springs Middle School Marching Band. 80th Red Flannel Festival RED HAWK STADIUM, CEDAR SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL FLAPJACK BREAKFAST Sponsored by KENT COUNTY CREDIT UNION & MEIJER All you can eat breakfast of pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee and juice, served from 7 am – noon. $8 – 12 and over; $6 – ages 5-12 Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 and FREE for 5 years and under or Special family price $25. RED HAWK ELEMENTARY CAFETERIA CARNIVAL RED FLANNEL PIE EATING CONTEST Quality carnival rides, games with Elliott’s Amusements! 5 – 9 pm BACK AGAIN NEW THIS YEAR – WRIST BANDS Cost: $20.00 per person First one to finish eating the whole pie WINS! Prizes award for 1st, ASH & BEECH STREETS 2nd and 3rd place. Cost is FREE Come on down and watch or join in this New RED FLANNEL TRADITION! RED HAWK VARSITY FOOTBALL MAIN AND ASH IN FRONT OF THE GRANDSTAND Cedar Springs Red Hawks vs. Allendale High School at 7 pm. CARNIVAL GAME IS AT REDHAWK STADIUM Quality carnival rides, games with Elliott’s Amusements. All day! NEW THIS YEAR – WRIST BANDS Cost: $20.00 per person FIREFIGHTER PARADE ASH AND BEECH STREET Sponsored by HUNGRY HOWIES RED FLANNEL MARKETPLACE Vendors of many different item types displayed all day! Browse Join us in honoring local fire department members! Begins and shop in beautiful downtown Cedar Springs! after the Cedar Springs Home Football game. NEW LOCATION: CHURCH STREET BETWEEN MAIN AND SECOND MAIN STREET RED FLANNEL MARCHING BAND COMPETITION RED FLANNEL GRAND LODGE Area High School Marching Bands present half-time shows Sponsored by WEST SIDE BEVERAGE in competition. Begins 9 am. 7 pm to 12:30 am. $5 Cover. Must be 21 or over. RED HAWK STADIUM, CEDAR SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL The BEST LIVE MUSIC in Cedar Springs! Enjoy the CORE LOCKED BAND from 8 pm -midnight. Enjoy GIANT ARTS AND CRAFT FAIR Over 90 vendors of beautiful handmade items. 9 am. until 2 pm. Bud & Bud Light! $1 admission RED HAWK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL RED FLANNEL GRAND LODGE TENT, ELM AND SECOND STREETS Visit the Red Flannel Office at 18 S. Main RED FLANNEL Tuesday Sept. 24 - Saturday Sept. 28 10:00 am - 6:00 pm SOUVENIRS Tuesday Oct. 1 - Friday Oct. 4 T-shirts Sweatshirts Ornaments 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Postcards Hats Mugs _______________________________________ Visit the Red Flannel Office Red Flannel Day at 18 S. Main Saturday October 5 We accept Credit Cards 8:00 am - 6:00 pm _______________________________________ www.RedFlannelFestival.org or by Appointment at 616-696-2662 24
RED FLANNEL CAR SHOW NEW LOCATION! CEDAR SPRINGS ROTARY Come to enter your pride and joy, or just browse and admire! FAMOUS CHICKEN BARBECUE! Admission is FREE. Cost $15 per entry, registration at 9:30 am. Come and experience an EXCELLENT chicken dinner with all the Show is from 10 am - 2 pm. Winners receive FREE Grand Parade entry! trimmings at the Rotary Chicken barbecue from 11 am – 5 pm! ELM STREET BETWEEN MAIN AND SECOND AND MAIN AND FIRST CHERRY & MAIN STREET RED FLANNEL ANTIQUE FARM TRACTORS RED FLANNEL CHILDREN’S PARADE & ENGINES SHOW – AT CEDAR SPRINGS New this year – The Children’s Parade will line up with the Grand Parade! MUSEUM! The Prince and Princess will have their own float. Bike rider and Sponsored by WEINGARTZ SUPPLY COMPANY or walkers will walk with the Prince and Princess Float. Please Antique tractors and running farm equipment fill Morley Park! have your child and their bikes in the parade. Children will be Museum tours from 10 am to 2 pm. FREE admission to tractor able to walk in the grand parade. Register at Parade Sign up by show and family events. MORLEY PARK Cedar Trails! Line up by 2:45pm! LINE UP AT MUSKEGON & MAIN STREETS POORMAN PULLERS MINI ROD TRACTOR PULL BACK AGAIN! RED FLANNEL GRAND PARADE Weigh in begins at 10 am, pulling from 11 am – 2 pm. The Festival’s signature event, the FAMOUS Grand FREE Admission Parade draws thousands of people! Grand Parade draws thousands of people! Be sure to wear RED! or the NEAR THE WHITE PINE TRAIL ON MAPLE STREET BY THE HEART OF CEDAR SPRINGS PARK Keystone Kops will arrest you! More than 120 entries of LUMBERJACK SHOW BACK AGAIN! floats, bands and entertainment. Sponsored by CS MANUFACTURING Marching band sponsored by INDEPENDENT BANK PARADE BEGINS PROMPTLY AT 3 PM! The lumberjack legend lives on today in the All American Lumberjack Show. A sensational competition MAIN & MUSKEGON STREETS featuring 2 teams, 10 exciting lumberjack events, and RED FLANNEL PARADE GRANDSTAND 10,000 gallons of water with the coveted Lumberjack Stop by and see Sue Harrison, who has been graciously pride on the line. The show features the exciting donating her time to announce this parade for 25 years! traditional “old time skills” of Log Rolling, X-cut Sawing, MAIN & ASH STREETS Ax Throwing, Buck Sawing and Boom Racing. In addition, RED FLANNEL TALENT SHOW chain saw events of Obstacle Pole Racing, Spring Board The Red Flannel Talent Show is a mix of musicians, singers, Tree Topping, Stock Saw Racing and Hot Saw Racing will dancers, and other local entertainment. The show starts feature the skills of today’s loggers. For the adventurous, immediately after the Grand Parade. Tickets $3 ea. there are Lumberjack Sport Camps—free to everyone HISTORIC KENT THEATRE-DOWNTOWN CEDAR SPRINGS young and old. Lumberjack events of X-Cut, sawing, and Log Rolling will be taught by the Pros. RED FLANNEL GRAND LODGE Sponsored by WEST SIDE BEVERAGE Show times at 11 am, 12 pm ( Kids Camp), 1 pm, 4pm 7 pm to 12:30 am. $5 Cover. Must be 21 or over. THE EMPTY LOT ON THE CORNER OF MAIN AND ASH NEXT TO THE TRIPLE B The BEST LIVE MUSIC in Cedar Springs! Enjoy the UNION GUNS from 8 pm -midnight. Enjoy Bud & Bud Light! RED FLANNEL GRAND LODGE TENT, ELM AND SECOND STREETS POWDER PUFF FOOTBALL Junior and Senior young ladies play flag football! Begins at 7:00 pm. RED HAWK STADIUM KEYSTONE KOPS The MOST FAMOUS ICON of the Festival, they arrest everyone not wearing RED! Be on the look out and prepared with $1 in FESTIVAL “bail money” to “get out of jail”! FOUNDER KEYSTONE KOP JAIL at MAIN & ASH STREETS NINA BABCOCK 25
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2019 who gave their time to celebrate “Still Going 80” Cheryl Goodell - Queen Director Matt Andres, Vice President Mike Hoxsie, 2nd Vice President Lisa Van Male, Secretary Loralee Nauta, Treasurer Trustees Cedar Springs Wireless Zone (Verizon) Andrew Bartoszek Dawn Reyburn Cheryl Goodell 80 Don & Linda Hunt Marjorie Clark Sons of the American Legion You can help sponsor the Red Flannel Festival! $50 - BRONZE $250 - GOLD Visit us online for more information Stuart & Rick Dana Gary & Laurel Gust on how to be a Friend of the Festival Rick & Marge Knapp 42
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2019 2019 President: Nancy Deyman Vice President: Matt Andres 2nd Vice President: Mike Hoxsie Secretary: Lisa Van Male Treasurer: Loralee Nauta Trustees: Andrew Bartoszek, Cheryl Goodell, Dawn Reyburn and to Brynadette Powell and Doris Vinton for designing the 2019 logo. 2019
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