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My Town: Zeeland Festivals Inc. hires director of events
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My Town: Zeeland Festivals Inc. hires director of events

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The Zeeland Festivals Board is pleased to announce the hiring of Casey Dunwoodie as the Director of Events.

This is a new position for Zeeland Festivals, Inc., as the organization recently merged all four festivals and events under the direction of a single contractor. These events include: Pumpkinfest, the Show & Shine Car Show and Cruise, Zeeland’s Magical Christmas Parade and Zeelmania. Zeelmania is a partnership between Zeeland Festivals, the City of Zeeland and Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital.

Casey Dunwoodie was born and raised in Zeeland, Michigan. After graduating from Zeeland West High School with honors, she evolved from a duck to an eagle through attending Eastern Michigan University. However, missing a sense of community brought her back to Zeeland where she purchased her first home with her husband, Kevin, who is also a dedicated member of the Zeeland community as a chef at Public Restaurant on Main Street. In their free time, you might see them attempting to walk their two exuberantly silly dogs – Ruby and Rose, or strolling downtown with their favorite lattes in hand.

The Zeeland Festivals Board is excited about the transition to a single Director of Events.

 “We feel that both Casey and Zeeland Festivals, Inc. will be very successful in this new partnership. Casey’s passion for Zeeland, enthusiasm for community events and commitment to detail and methods of tracking progress make her an excellent fit for the new position.” Commented Abby deRoo, City of Zeeland Marketing Director and Co-VP of Zeeland Festivals, Inc.

Zeeland Festivals Inc. was founded in 2012 as a 501©3 to host the local events that were formerly part of the Zeeland Chamber of Commerce. Articles of incorporation for Zeeland Festivals Inc. were filed and approved by the IRS, City of Zeeland and Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce.

“We look forward to a year of growth within our organization,” noted Ginger Smith, Zeeland Public Schools Community Relations Manager and Board President of Zeeland Festivals, Inc., “we anticipate some exciting and necessary changes to some of our events this year. We believe the combination of these changes and the shift to a single Director of Events will be beneficial for the future of Zeeland Festivals, Inc.”

 

The Zeeland Festivals Board of Directors is made up of:

  • President – Ginger Smith, Zeeland Public Schools Commerce
  • Co -Vice Presidents – Kerri Van Dorp and Abby deRoo, City of Zeeland
  • Secretary – Katie Vos – Don’s Flowers and Gifts
  • Treasurer – Jim Schoettle, Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce
  • Sara Donkersloot – Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital
  • Tony Huver – Zeeland Lumber & Supply Co.

 

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