|Volume 12 Issue 2
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Letters From Ralph
San Diego Vacation Rental
Discount Available on Wooden Shoes
A discount will be available for anyone who purchases wooden shoes from Jubon Juweelen IF you are participating in any Tulip Time activities. For those in Dutch Dance, riding on a float, or participating in any way, come see us for your Tulip discount.
Even though we no longer have a store building downtown, we still ship UPS. In fact, you can even get your items here a little later than you used to and still get them sent that day. In the past, you had to have them here by 3:00 p.m. in order to have them picked up that day. Now, if you have them here by 4:00, we should still be able to get them out that day.
Tulip Festival Brochures Available
The Orange City Tulip Festival will be celebrating their 80th year this year. It has run continuously since the 30s with a few years taken off because of World War II. The new brochures have just come out and they are very nice and complete, listing pretty well everything that is available to do during the Tulip Festival. If you would like a copy of the brochure, please call (712-737-8920) or e-mail me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I'll send you one. Or you can request a brochure directly from our Chamber office at http://bit.ly/broreq2020. Or you can actually see the brochure online at http://bit.ly/TF-BRO-2020. Dates for the festival this year are May 14, 15 & 16. That is pretty early and, hopefully, it will coincide with just blooming tulips.
This newsletter will be devoted mainly to the summarizing of the brochure. When you first open the brochure there is an advertisement for the Night Show which will be Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella. The production will be put on Tuesday and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. and Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m. at the Unity Christian Knight Center. Tickets are $25 and you can reserve your seat by going to octulipfestival.com/tickets. All seating will be reserved. If it is anything like past productions, it will be well worth the money. Then on the right hand side of the open brochure, you will see the daily schedule. I'll give a better summary of that in either March or April's newsletter, when it will be little closer to the actual Festival.
Pages 2 & 3 include a map of Orange City along with a guide with a key that shows you everything you need to know including the parade route, the shuttle route, parking (including handicap parking), camping & lodging locations, restrooms, food locations and where all tulip festival activities take place. The Orange City Chamber is in the process of having very nice maps printed that will be available at the local hotels, etc. I'm not sure if those will be ready in time for the Tulip Festival, but the map in the brochure will be very helpful.
Pages 4 & 5 include a list of all Tulip Festival Activities. including the Straatfeest, street scrubbing, the Volksparade, the Century Hope, the horse-drawn trolley tour and several more. The activities all have a colored (blue) circle with a letter and a number in them, which can be identified on the map. If you are coming to the festival, you might want to make sure you have a brochure ahead of time so that you can plan your activities before you get here.
Pages 6 & 7 include Special Events & Attractions. Fifteen special events are listed and each has a pink circle included with a letter and number indicating on the map where the event will take place. Something new his year will be a fireworks display to celebrate our 80 years of the Tulip Festival. This will occur Friday at dust (rain date Saturday) on Albany Avenue. A few of the other events include a Tour De Tulips, Artburst (Friday and Saturday), Midway, Cruise-In Car Show (Wednesday from 4:30 - 8:00 p.m.), Antique Tractor Show, Quilt Show and Fly-In Breakfast. I'll mention some of the other events in the next newsletter.
Page 8 lists places where you can eat, both right at the festival and around town. These are marked by green circles on the map. Page 9 tells how you can get around on the shuttles and pedicabs and where you can go for information. The windmill info-booth is also the place to go for lost and found items. It also tells how you can purchase a coupon book for all the activities that aren't free. You can buy a book for $15.00, whereas if you buy the tickets separately, they would cost $30.00.
Page 10 shows where you can stay either in hotels or camp grounds and page 11 includes frequently asked questions.
All in all it is a very complete brochure and should answer almost any questions you might have about the 80th Tulip Festival to be held in Orange City, Iowa.
Jubon Juweelen to "man" the Straatwinkel
For the past couple of years, Jubon Juweelen has "manned" the Straatwinkel, which is one of the "stores" in the Straatmarkt. The street north of the Sioux County Court House is blocked off and many little stores are set up to sell special food and Dutch items to all our visitors. We will have 5 different designs of wooden shoes available along with wooden shoe slippers and clogs plus Dutch food and gifts including tee shirts, Delft, rain ponchos, and water jugs. We also will be selling many items supplied by the tulip festival committee as well as items that can be purchased at Jubon year round. Both boys and girls Dutch hats will be available along with children's wooden Dutch puzzles.
We also will feature a variety of disc golf items and plans now are that Juliana Korver, one of the best known disc golfers (and my daughter) will be there to help out and autograph discs. Currently Juliana is the #1 ranked woman in the world in Freestyle Frisbee. She has also been the Flying Disc Overall World Champion Since 2014. A limited number of signed collector's discs will be available for as long as they last.