23rd Annual Davison Pumpkin Festival
October 2012 Thank you
The Davison DDA and the 2012 Davison Pumpkin Festival Committee would like to thank the community, volunteers, local dancers and singers, plus the vendors that came together for this year's festival. The Pumpkin Festival committee brought in new ideas and events to this year's festival. The Parade on Friday was enjoyed by a big crowd and had a big variety of entries from the Mott Campus Clowns to the always entertaining VG's Shopping Cart Boogie. Everyone had a great time.
The Pumpkin Festival committee would like to thank the many sponsors who made it possible to bring the entertainment to the streets of Downtown Davison: Fernco Inc., CARS 108, The Davison Index, Charter Communications, VG's Food Center, Frontier Communications, Plunkett Cooney, James Cowan, Michigan Rehabilitation Specialists of Davison, ELGA Credit Union, THA Architects Engineers, Rowe Professional Services, L & M Landshaping, Hunt Farms Inc., Rollaway Lanes, The Art of Dentistry, Plante Moran, Palace Jewelers, Little Caesars Pizza, Larson's Ace Hardware, Republic Services, Continental Estates/Davison East, Davison Heating & Cooling, Cornerstone Rehabilitation, Mott Community College, Game On, Hilton Screeners, Patriot Ambulance Service, Dunckel Veterinary Hospital, Valley Tire & Service, Stewart & Associates / Valley Insurance Agency, State Senator Dave Robertson, Red Carpet Keim Action Group Realtors, Pioneer Cabinetry, Hank Graff Chevrolet, Allen Funeral Home, Spicer Group, C&L Wards, Whitey's Restaurant, Pierson Pet Hospital, HANTZ Bank, Garrison-Ross Insurance Agency, Dort Federal Credit Union, Grondins Hair Care Center, The Fulcher Group, Dr. Kenneth Vobach, D&W Windows, Meijer, Bristol Steel & Conveyor, Pariseau Printing, and Davison Big Boy Restaurant.
The many events came together because of the following businesses and volunteers who donated their time and products to this year's Festival: Academy de la Danse, Academy of Stage and Screen Songbirds, Davison Middle School Pom Pom's, PKSA Karate, US Army, Chapman's Sports Center, US Marines, Archies Family Restaurant, Menards, Kroger, Flag City Diner, Rayola Florist, John's Pizzeria, Hungry Howies, Italia Gardens, Jimmy John's, Pizza Hut, Ron's TV, First Baptist Church, Davison United Methodist Church, Davison Art Club/ Ryan Kelsey, Davison Fire Department, Fire Chief Mike Wright, Judge Conover, Judge Mark Latchana, Lt Dave Gilbert, City Manager Michael Hart, DPW Supervisor Ed Brown, Tim Lear/Mechanic, Jimmie Anderson, Eric Block, Andrea Schroeder, Kelli Irwin, Beth/ Emily /Angie /Barb and Cindy- City Hall's finest!, Davison Home Bakery, El Charritos, Living Grace Community Church, Genesee County Ag Society, Genesee County 4-H, Hansen Funeral Home, Roxy Moreno, Annette Hinman, Betty Karlek, Ann Livermore, Miss Davison Jenna Holt and her Court Jennifer Whipple and Kara Terry, Teresa Raysin, Sarah Wagner, Shirley Herner, Allison Hunt, Kate Hunt, Rick O'Dell, Paul Snyder, Marlene Stetson, Mayor Tim Bishop, James Cowan, Woody, Austin Pifer, Austin Coykendall, plus a special Thanks to the Davison Sweet Adelines club that sang to the Salsa Judges as they did their judging in the 2nd Street tent, the Pumpkin and Salsa Contest judges, and the many behind the scenes volunteers that came together for the Pumpkin Festival. Thanks to all the Downtown Businesses. The many businesses that decorated their store fronts for the Window Decorating Contest all did a great job. It was a tough decision with so many entries and great ideas!
We hope to see you next year for the Davison Pumpkin Festival October 11 & 12, 2013.
Davison DDA Events Coordinator
Chairman Pat Stetson, Paul Snyder, James Cowan,Tim Bishop, Matt Goddard, Will Davis, Deb Loveland and Jim Bratton