Sand Creek Festival, Inc.
Sand Creek Festival, Inc. is a 501c3 originated in 2017 in order to promote and establish fun, endearing and educational local community based events in the Newton, KS area.
Sand Creek Festival, Inc has supported the following charities indirectly by asking organizations and clubs to take an active part in the Sand Creek Summer Daze Festival. These charities include: Ember Hope, Heartspring, Paw It Forward, Lexi’s Lambs, the Movember Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, Red Dirt Military Moms, CASA. Heart to Heart, Knights of Columbus 976 Newton, Knights of Columbus 3114 – Clonmel-Schulte, New Hope Shelter, Harvey County Big Brothers & Big Sisters and the Harvey County United Way.
Sand Creek Festival, Inc also uses its physical inventory and resources to help other local festivals and organizations which include: The Newton Kiwanis Club, Sedgwick Fall Festival, 2019 Newton High School Graduation Party, The Newton Now Blues, Brews & BBQ Event, Koerner Heights Youth Group and the Harvey County United Way Chill Cook-off.
2018-19 Committee Members
Chairman – Greg Hanson B&B Lumber
Vice Chairman – Rick Toews Midland, a division of Union State Bank
Secretary – Melody Spurney Newton Convention & Visitors Bureau
Treasurer – Rod Kreie Great Plains Bio-sciences Group
Media Director – Kevin Geraci Visivo Agency
Sub Committee Members
Tara Goering – Grand Central (formerly Newton Area Senior Center)
Michael Lunsford – Kemper Sports / Newton Meridian Center
Nate Regier – Next Element
Greg Nickel – City of Newton
Tim Gaynor – Gaynor Electric
Patrick Charlsen – Charlsen Insurance
Zach Newell – Newell Signature Homes
Clint McBroom – First Church of God
David Yoder – Harvey County
Ashley Bridgeman – The Bridgeman Group
Ariana Kauffman – Bluestem Communities
Jeffery Graber – Edward Jones Financial Adviser
Arlan Newell – JP Weigand – Newton
Andy Harder – City of Newton
Saucy & Glazed BBQ Committee
Button & Gate Committee
Emergency Preparedness Committee
Event Set-up Committee
Hard Redz Summer Brew-off Committee