Thank You! 2016 Acknowledgments

thanksTruly a community event. Monticello mayor Ken Houston said it best: “This is the only event of its kind in the State of Indiana. What makes it even more spectacular is the simple fact that everything is free.  Corporate donors underwrite all expense and provide all food, games and entertainment to not only the veterans but for the general public as well. This event certainly speaks volumes about patriotism and American values.” 

Below is a listing of some 160 indivuals and organizations that were involved in the 2016 Honor Our Military Patriotic Boat Parade and Celebration in the city park on July 2. Add to this the 55 committee members sporting the red Proud to be an American T-shirts provided by Wrede & Sons and you have more than 200 people that "touched" this project.

Primary Sponsors
  • Tom Heckard, Madam Carroll - Primary Sponsor
  • Mayor Ken Houston, City of Monticello  - Primary Sponsor
  • Lori Cheever, Mayor's Assistant - Proclamations & printing
  • Mitch Billue, Monticello Parks & Recreation - Primary Sponsor
  • Judy Baker, White County Historical Society - Funds Processing

Funding
  • Don Koleszar, Alliance Bank
  • Dr. Al Weber, APEX (Indiana Beach)
  • Kim Abney, Carroll County Community Foundation
  • Casey Crabb, Carroll White REMC
  • Art Dragoo, Dye Lumber
  • Jim Scheffe, Eagles
  • Gwyne Cain, EDP Renewables
  • Lisa Decker, Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health
  • Michelle Kreinbrook, Indiana University Health
  • Rex Millhouse, Jefferson Township
  • Tony Albrecht, Lafayette Bank and Trust
  • Wynnamac Woodcock, Liberty Township
  • Ashlee Siegle, Lightstream
  • Larry Graham, NIPSCO
  • Daryl Carson, Peoples Bank
  • Board of Directors, SFLECC
  • Kory Arvin, State Farm
  • Tyler Coats, The Home Depot
  • Travis Siever, The Walmart Foundation
  • Martin Wessler, Wessler Engineering

Boat Parade
  • Brenda Buehler, Monticello Assisted Living - PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN banners aboard Madam Carroll
  • Brenda Buehler, Monticello Assisted Living  - Sunscreen for all aboard Madam Carroll
  • Indiana State Representative Don Lehe  - American Flags for all aboard Madam Carroll
  • Travis Siever, WalMart  - 400 Fabric Tote bags for all aboard Madam Carroll
  • Colonel Lelan McReynolds, Chaplain US.Air Force (ret) - Invocation
  • Larry Hartman, Monticello Veterans Honor Guard  - 21 gun salute & Honor Guard
  • Terry "Huddy" Hudson, Huddy's DJ Service  - Music aboard Madam Carroll
  • Dan Roberts, Swampwater Stompers  - Music aboard Madam Carroll
  • Lee DeWerff, Coordinator - Swampwater Stompers
  • Don Kiselus, AMVETS Riders Post 91 40 dozen Kinser  - donuts and coffee aboard Madam Carroll
  • Ashley Blount, McDonalds  - Fresh baked cookies aboard Madam Carroll
  • Kean MacOwan, (Col. Isaac White re -enactor) Meet & Greet  - Veterans boarding Madam Carroll
  • Danny Russel, (Abe Lincoln re-enactor) Meet & Greet  - Veterans boarding Madam Carroll
  • Nya Nya Brogoitti-Randall, WWI Reenactor  - Historical Presentation
  • Kiara Johnston, WWII Reenactor  - Historical Presentation
  • Jeff Minear  - Meet & Greet Veterans boarding Madam Carroll
  • Tina Grist  - Meet & Greet Veterans boarding Madam Carroll
  • Paul Rose  - Meet & Greet Veterans boarding Madam Carroll
  • Joan Kiselus  - Meet & Greet Veterans boarding Madam Carroll
  • Liz Brobst  - Girl Scout cookies for all board Madam Carroll
  • Polly Deno, Roosevelt Middle School Cheerlearders Assistant coach - cheer leading exhibition
  • Andrea Roller, Roosevelt Middle School Cheerlearders  - Clean up Madam Carroll after parade
  • Matt Hubbard, Hubbard GM Center  - Golf Carts
  • Chief Randy Soliday, Monticello Police  - Traffic Control
  • Marty Cotterman  - Traffic Control
  • Bob Wrede, Wrede & Sons  - Shirts for committee
  • Christol McIntosh, Herald Journal  - Photographer
  • Tammy Stouse, News & Review  - Photographer
  • Daniel Thompson, Herald Journal  - Photographer
  • Chay Reigle, Herald Journal  - Photographer
  • Joe Paul, Journal Courier  - Photographer
  • Eric Schlene, Journal Courier  - Photographer
  • Barb Johns  - Photographer
  • Robert Shedrow  - Photographer
  • Lee DeWerff  - Photographer
  • Brad Oppenheim, WLFI-TV  - TV on-site coverage
  • Izabella Karpinski, WLFI-TV  - TV interview

Flyover
  • Russ McDonald, Hooligans - Four aircraft flyover parade and Sportsman
  • John Townsend, White County Airport - Ground to Air Telephone for flyover communication

At The Sportsman Inn
  • George Wade, Sportsman Inn - Deck for Parade Viewing Area
  • Butch Kramer - Parade M/C Sportsman Deck
  • Paul Rose, Greeters - Sportsman
  • Janet Dold, Monticello Chamber of Commerce Greeters - Sportsman
  • Indiana State Representative Don Lehe - American Flags for all attending on Sportsman Deck
  • Rob Bortolameolli, Yooper Productions   Water Ski Exhibition

Promotion
  • Don Kiselus, AMVETS Riders Post 91 - Veterans locator and invitations
  • Joe Roach, SFLECC Flyer insert - SFLECC newsletter
  • Mike and Gary Creigh, Tall Timbers Marina Flyer insert - May & June Billing statements
  • Perry Godlove, Godlove Enterprises Flyer insert - May & June Billing statements
  • Art Dragoo, Dye Lumber Flyer insert - May & June Billing statements
  • Kean MacOwan  - Weekly promo message to 18,000 Facebook recipients
  • Janet Dold, Monticello Chamber of Commerce  - Verification of 103 White County Church Pastors
  • Mayor Ken Houston, City of Monticello  - Personal letter to churches requesting publication of event
  • Mayor Ken Houston, City of Monticello  - Personal invitation letter to community leaders and elected officials
  • Jim Mann, Monticello Clerk/Trearsurer  - Promo message on city water bill
  • Dave Jordan, Brandywine Best Western  - Hanging Banner South 6th Street
  • Randy Price, White Carroll REMC  - Pole installation for banner on 6th street
  • Matt Hubbard, Hubbard GM Center  - Hanging Banner Broadway
  • Lisa Prieboy, Radical Graphics  - Over the road banner printing
  • Leslie Pickering, Delphi High School Copy Shop  - Banner and poster printing
  • Dr. Mark Riese and Dr. Scott Lutz, Declaration Dental  - Electronic sign promoting event
  • Gary Jones, Kroger - Large Banner on premises inside
  • Lydia Fischer, Rural King  - Large Banner on premises inside
  • Monica Casonova, Monticello Library  - Large Banner on premises inside
  • Travis Siever, Walmart  - Large Banner on premises inside
  • Dan Fry, Boys & Girls Club  - Large Banner on premises inside
  • Dr. Tom Hildebrand, White County Veterans Affairs  - Large Banner in courthouse lobby
  • Robert Morrow, Carroll County Veterans Affairs  - Large Banner in courthouse lobby
  • David Goffe, American Legion  - Large Banner on premises inside
  • Bill Martin, VFW  - Large Banner on premises inside
  • Denny Forberg, AMVETS  - Large Banner on premises inside
  • Phil Vogel, Vogel Real Estate  - Large Banner on premises outside
  • Art Dragoo, Dye Lumber  - Large Banner on premises outside
  • Phyllis Fillinger, Fillinger  - Large Banner on premises outside
  • Mike and Gary Creigh, Tall Timbers Marina  - Large Banner on premises outside
  • Mitch Billue, Monticello Parks  - Large Banner at Park and Monticello Pool
  • Ashley Blount, McDonalds  - Banner Facing Drive Thru customers
  • Bob Wrede, Wrede & Sons  - 45 tee shirts for committee

Food
  • Tim McQuinn Food Coordinator
  • Ashley Blount, McDonalds  - Cups & fresh baked cookies
  • Pat Kinser, Kinser Bakery  - 40 dozen donuts on Madam Carroll
  • Betty Ruch, Frito Lay  - Chips
  • Stepanie Johnston, Frito Lay (East Plant) -  Chips
  • Phil Vogel, Vogel  - Real Estate Truck for chips pick up
  • Lydia Fischer, Rural King  - Napkins, spoons, cups for Madam Carroll
  • Mary Wills, Tootsie Roll Industries  - 7500 flag wrapped tootsie rolls
  • Mitch Billue, Monticello Parks  - Ice
  • Don Koleszar, Alliance Bank  - Ice Cream
  • Cindy Isom and Joan Ginter  - Popcorn
  • Barry Haskins, Bank of Wolcott  - Watermelon
  • Gary Jones, Kroger  - Hot Dogs & Buns
  • Jeff Saylor, JH Saylor & Company  - Condiments, napkins
  • Larry Crabb, Monticello Kiwanis  - Grilling Hot Dogs
  • Matt Hubbard, Hubbard GM Center  - Bottled Water
  • Jack Faker, Kinetico  - Bottled Water
  • Susan Brewer, Pepsi Cola  - Pepsi Fountain Dispenser
  • Pete Kubsch, Pepsi Cola  - Pepsi Banners
  • Rob Knowles, Bauer Inc. (dba Subway)  - Food for Spring organization meeting
  • Chris Ruthenberg, Monticello Pizza Hut  - Food for wrap up July meeting

Lake
  • Mike & Gary Creigh, Tall Timbers Marina - Pontoon Boat and driver for boats registration
  • Dawn Smith, Participating - Boat judging
  • John Engler, Participating  - Boat dash plaques
  • Lt. Dan Dulin, DNR - Parade Lead Boat
  • Chief Galen Logan, Monticello Fire Department - Parade Boat
  • Sheriff Pat Shafer, White County Sheriff - Parade Boat
  • Sheriff Tobe Leazenby ,Carroll County Sheriff - Parade Boat
  • Justin Hetting, Waverunner - Parade line up
  • Mark Baker, Waverunner - Parade line up
  • Carol Roth, Waverunner - Parade line up
  • Ryan Blackman, Waverunner - Parade line up

Media
  • Kevin & Laura Page, WMRS - Air Time & Radio Spots
  • Samantha Thieki, WLFI-TV  - TV Promotions
  • David Brechbiel & Tim Morris, One Technologies, Inc. - Web Site

Park
  • George Capitanio, Indiana Skydivers - Skydivers
  • Jackie Crose, Indiana University Health - IU Medical LifeLine Helicopter landing in park
  • Don Hurd, Indiana Beach - IB Crow mascot
  • Dave Jordan, Jordan Manufacturing  - Cannonball Express train in park
  • Doug & Sheila Pepple - Train decoration and coordinators
  • Dr. Tom Fletcher, Twin Lakes Schools  - Essay Contest & promotion
  • Andrea Roller, Roosevelt Middle School Cheerlearders  - Games for kids in park assistance
  • Polly Deno, Roosevelt Middle School Cheerlearders Assistant coach - cheer leading exhibition
  • Calvin Napier, New Vision Band - Music in park
  • Debbie Denton, White County Farm Bureau - Face painting in park
  • Polly Deno, Roosevelt Middle School Cheerlearders - Face painting assistance

Veterans
  • Don Kiselus, AMVETS Riders Post 91 Escort: IN Vet Home, White Oaks, Monticello Ass't Living Motorcade
  • Scott Allen, Indiana Patriot Guard Riders  - Flags on bridge along route to Madam Carroll
  • Lori Cheever, City of Monticello Mayor's Assistant  - Wall of Gratitude (at city hall and courthouse for all to sign)
  • Amanda Watts, SFLECC  - Reservations contact
  • Dr. Tom Hildebrand, White County Veterans Affairs Service Officer
  • Robert Morrow, Carroll County Veterans Affairs Service Officer
  • David Goffe, American Legion Post commander
  • Bill Martin, VFW Post commander
  • Denny Forberg, AMVETS Post commander
  • Indiana Governor Michael Pence  - Commemorative Letter for veterans
  • Air Force Major General Bradley Spacy  - Commemorative Letter for veterans

PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN ESSAY CONTEST - Sponsors
  • Don Kiselus, AMVETS Riders Post 91 - Winner
  • Bob Christopher - Winner
  • Kean MacOwan, White County Historical Society - Winner

Committee Involvement 2016 Patriotic Boat Parade
  • Rose Agosto-Begley
  • Judy Baker
  • Mitch & Libby Billue
  • Ashley Blount
  • Carli Blum Lewis
  • Dave Brechbiel
  • Bub Brooks
  • Brenda Buehler
  • Herb Campbell
  • George Capitanio
  • Monica Casanova
  • Dan and Dorena Colombo
  • Marty Cotterman
  • Larry Crabb
  • Joe and Sherill Crivello
  • Janet Dold
  • John and Pat Engler
  • Dr. Tom and Kim Fletcher
  • Barry Haskins
  • Gabrielle Haygood
  • Tom Heckard
  • Ken Houston
  • Matt Hubbard
  • Don Hurd
  • Barb Johns
  • Dave Jordan
  • Portia Kapraun
  • Dave Keller
  • Don and Joan Kiselus
  • Don Koleszar
  • Butch and Kim Kramer
  • Jim Kramer
  • Chief Deputy Tobe Leazenby
  • Don Lehe
  • Chief Calen Logan
  • George Loy
  • Kean MacOwan
  • Jim Mann
  • Russ McDonald
  • Melanie McGuin
  • Tim McQuinn
  • Rex and Rita Millhouse
  • Doug and Sheila Pepple
  • Rick & Debbie Read
  • Paul Rose
  • Mark Baker & Carol Roth
  • Sheriff Pat Shafer
  • Travis Siever
  • Dawn Smith & Jeff Gregory
  • Chief Randy Soliday
  • John Townsend
  • Phil Vogel
  • George Wade
  • Susan Wagner
  • Carrie Woodruff
 

Schedule of Events

UPDATED 3 June 2016
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Lest We Forget!


Each year we salute our military personnel.  This year, 2016, we are proud to announce the Parade Grand Marshalls:  Our Cold War Veterans!  We urge all community members, families and visitors to join us in this grand celebration.

Thank You Partners!

  • A special thanks to the Tootsie Roll Company, Chicago IL. They donated 90 pounds of American Flag wrapped Tootsies to give away during our Celebration!
  • McDonald's gets up early on parade day to make fresh baked cookies for all aboard the Madam Carroll!
  • All aboard the boat will also receive complimentary Kinser's donuts and coffee courtesy of the AMVETS along with a blue fabric Walmart shopping bag filled with goodies.
  • In the Park, the Monticello Kiwanis grill and give away 1500 hot dogs donated by Kroger.
  • The Bank of Wolcott serves free watermelon and the Hubbard GM Center, along with the Bank, gives away bottled water
  • Fountain Pepsi Cola products are served free by the Roosevelt Middle School Cheerleaders. They clean up the park and Madam Carroll - perhaps a free will donation might be in order for the drinks.

  • Frito Lay donates of 2000+ bags of chips, pretzels, etc to give away in park.