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, Harvey County United Way and the Newton Mural & Arts Project.
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, 2021 Newton High School Prom, Harvey County Now Blues, Brews & BBQ Event, Koerner Heights Youth Group and the Harvey County United Way Chill Cook-off.
2020-21 Committee Members
Chairman – Greg Hanson – B&B Lumber
Vice Chairman – Rick Toews – Union State Bank
Secretary – Jeffery Graber – Edward Jones Financial Advisers
Treasurer – Rod Kreie – Great Plains Bio-sciences Group
Member At large – Andy Harder – City of Newton
Sub Committee Members
Samantha Anderson – Heartspring
Patrick Charlsen – Charlsen Insurance
Tara Goering – Grand Central (formerly Newton Area Senior Center)
Tim Gaynor – Gaynor Electric
Matt Gilliland – Parawave Media
Ariana Kauffman – Bluestem Communities
Sal Lujano – INTRUST Bank
Michael Lunsford – Newton Meridian Center
Clint McBroom – First Church of God
Arlan Newell – JP Weigand – Newton
Zach Newell – Newell Signature Homes
Greg Nickel – City of Newton
Nate Regier – Next Element
Melody Spurney – Newton Convention & Visitors Bureau
David Yoder – Harvey County (retired)
Tim Young – FEMCO, Inc
Saucy & Glazed BBQ Committee
Button & Gate Committee
Emergency Preparedness / Event Security Committee
Event Setup Committee
Hard Redz Summer Brew-off Committee