Cherry Fest Parade
1PM-SAT. 6/14
Grand Marshal
In Memory of
Kurt Dotson

Saturday, June 14, 2014

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About the Grand Marshal:
Kurt Dotson was born and raised in Whitehouse. He grew up a typical small town boy, delivering the newspaper and lifeguarding at the Quarry. Kurt was the youngest of 5 brothers and 1 sister, but his stature and personality led everyone to believe he was the eldest. He was outspoken and boisterous, even from an early age. His athletic ability was put on display during his high-school years when he wrestled and played football. Kurt was a dedicated carpenter, learning the craft at a young age by working with his Father, Donald, and along with brothers, Mark, Gary, and Rodd eventually restarted the family business, The Dotson Company. Continuing by teaching his son Don the trade by building their house in Swanton together, Kurt worked endless hours and seemingly took up residence in his Whitehouse office.

Notably, Kurt donated and aided in the building of the Whitehouse Library, the Boy-Scout steps, and Whitehouse Park improvements. He was a gentle giant who graciously gave of his time and money  to anyone in need.  Kurt took it upon himself to take care of the fatherless and the widow, he employed anyone who needed some help, and worked tirelessly to provide for his family and employees. If you met Kurt even once, there is a good chance that he still knew your name. He was a master story teller and could have been the town historian with his keen memory of facts and details.

Kurt’s gruff exterior was a just a mask for his love of others, especially children.  At any family get together he could be found at the little kids table, and he even kept a drawer full of toys in his office for any child that stopped in. Kurt loved hunting, fishing, and the outdoors, especially if it was with his son or grandsons, Donny and Cash. They were the pride of his life. Kurt Dotson, and his love for the people of the Whitehouse community, cannot be summed up in a paragraph or two. On May 21st our community lost a generous man whose shoes, and heart, were too big to be filled by one individual. His life has left a legacy for The Dotson Family and the citizens of Whitehouse to continue.

Fireworks Show

Saturday, June 14, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Whitehouse Fire Association Famous Chicken BBQ
Saturday, June 14, 2014

Beer & Wine Garden
Friday June 13
Skoobie Snaks
Saturday June 14
Mt. Fuji & the Eruptions

Fresh Cherry Pies!

Historic Log Cabin Tours Saturday June 14th only


RED "On Fire"
Performance Times 
Coming Soon!

"Since 2004, RED has been enchanting audiences with her fire / flag dancing.  Although, she has taken many different styles of dance classes throughout her life, she is mostly self-taught with Fie Poi.  She incorporates this blend of dance when she dances with her fire fans.  In 2008, she had the honor of being one of 22 people chosen from all over the world to appear in the Circles of Light 2008 – Spinning and twirling from around the world
On october, 19th, 2013, she was involved in the Guinness World Records stunt "The most people performing simultaneous full body burns (21)" as an igniter and safety."


It's like a video game brought to life.  Line up your red dot scope and hit your target from up to 1,000ft away!  Unlike paintball, there are no issues of range, accuracy, paint jamming in your gun, fogged up goggles, or welts- just pure adrenaline and fun. 
Missions are played as a team, so everyone is an integral part of the game.  We also modify all our missions according to the age and skill level of the players.

2014 Festival Schedule-DOWNLOAD NOW!

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2014 Cherry Fest Dates:
Thursday, June 12 6PM-10PM
Friday, June 13 NOON-MIDNIGHT
Saturday, June 14  9AM-MIDNIGHT

Hello friends;
We are excited to present the 32nd  Whitehouse Cherry Festival! We are pleased to be part of great community and invite you to have fun at this year's festival! Steve Rogers Ford, located in Waterville, Ohio,
specializes in clean pre-owned vehicle sales. With our knowledge and experience in the automotive industry, we look forward to finding the right car to meet your expectations. On our website, you can view our inventory, apply for financing, or even use our Vehicle Finder to have us locate the vehicle that you're looking for even if it's not included in our online inventory. At Steve Rogers Ford, we look forward to having you as a customer and hope to see you soon. Give us a call today, contact us online, or stop by.
See you at the festival!
Steve Rogers & Kristy Rogers-Donnellon

Exhibitor Information
Spaces Available Thru June 13

We have non-food exhibitor spaces available for this festival season.  All of the Exhibitor information is in the 2014 Vendor Application which is available for download.
**Please note that we do not have any food vendor spaces available this year.**
2014 Vendor Application.pdf
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Cherry Fest Pageants

Miss Cherry Queen Contest AGES 14-18

2014 Miss Cherry Queen Application_1.pdf
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Junior Miss Cherry Blossom Contest AGES 10-13

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Little Miss Cherry Blossom AGES 6-9

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Festival Sponsors

Cherry Fest Pictures

2014 Ride Wristband Specials

15+ Large Amusement Rides & Attractions!

2014 Wristband Specials-SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Thursday         6-10pm          $16
Friday             5-11:30pm      $16
Saturday        12-6pm            $16
                        6-11pm           $16
            Close at 11:30pm
 Tickets    $1.25 each and 
a sheet of 30 tickets for $30

Family Movie Night Presented by
Chris Ruby State Farm Insurance
Friday, June 13 at 10:00PM

3rd Annual Cherry Pie Eating Contest!
Saturday, June 14 at 2:30 PM-Park Pavilion

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