Contact Us

Committee and Contacts

Berne Union Music Boosters
C/O Phil Venrick
Box 167
Sugar Grove, Ohio 43155

Musical Directors

  • JD Latorre Instrumental Music Director
  • Gillian Taylor Vocal Music Director

Stars and Stripes Committee

  • President: Phil Venrick 740-407-1765
  • Vice President: Stephanie Young
  • Treasurer: Lori McElfresh
  • Secretary: Jennifer Watson
  • Tonya Shaffer
  • Mandy Campbell
  • Dora Kern
  • Lisa McCormick
  • Randy Johnson
  • Sherri Johnson
  • Amelia Miller
  • Jeff Miller
  • Beth Beigl
  • John Beigl
  • Kyle Ballenger
  • Missy Ballenger
  • Stacy Venrick
  • Russ Watson
  • Ryan Venrick
  • Kim Browning
  • Julie Evener

Committee Chairs

  • Parade Chairman: Jennifer Watson 740-304-2764
  • Pie Contests: Stacy Venrick 740-808-6577
  • Ohio Idol Karaoke Contest: Phil Venrick 740-407-1765
  • Royalty Chairperson: Kim Browning 614-270-8254
  • Car Show: Contact Bill Palmer Insurance - Linda Palmer
  • Craft Show: Tonya Shaffer 740-503-7576
  • Midway Food Vendors: Phil Venrick 740-407-1765
  • Sponsorships/Advertising: Phil Venrick 740-407-1765
  • Booster Food Booth Chairman: Lisa McCormick
  • Parking Chairman: Kyle Ballenger
  • Lemon Shake Up Chairman: JD Latorre
  • Waling Taco Booth Chairman: John & Beth Beigl
  • Pop/Water Concessions Chairman: Julie Evener
  • Volunteer Coordinator: Stephanie Young 740-591-0838

Festival Highlights

Check the schedule of events page for lots more fun, dates and times.
  1. Trans Canada Fireworks Spectacular - Saturday (Grand Finale Sponsored by: Outreach Ability Services)
  2. Live Band - BAD INFLUENCE Saturday 8pm Peoples Bank Main Stage
  3. Famous BU BBQ Chicken Dinner - Saturday after parade
  4. Pie Baking Contest & Charity Auction with NEW cash prizes. Sponsor: The Candy Cottage
  5. Car Show and DJ (Friday Night 5-9pm)
  6. Indoor Craft Show (More vendors than ever)
  7. The Bremen Bank Indoor Community Stage. (With indoor table seating area by: C2D Fabricating, Lancaster)
  8. Amusement Rides and Games Games (All Amusement Rides Company - Chicketti Family Amusements)
  9. Grand Parade NOON, through the streets of Sugar Grove
  10. Kidsfair - FREE crafts, games, entertainment. Brought to you by Superkids Ministries
  11. Powers Trucking Present: Jungle Island Petting Zoo Saturday 1-9pm

How We Raise Funds

This festival is a community event put on by the Berne Union Music Boosters. We are proud to bring the Fireworks to Sugar Grove every year. We need your help to make this possible. Here’s some things you can do to help us pay for the expenses of this community event and THEN raise some much needed funds to operate our award winning music programs
  1. Park in our lots! (Your $5 parking donation helps pay for the fireworks)
  2. Buy some raffle tickets! We have a Mega 50/50. Winners have taken home over $2500 AND our Major Basket Raffle which offers a chance at winning everything from gift card packages to a complete set of porch furniture.
  3. Eat from our indoor cafeteria!
  4. Drop some change in our TUBA BELL located near the Main Entrance of the school. Imagine how much the Boosters would benefit from everyone dropping a $1 donation in our bell!
Berne Union Music Department 506 North Main Street Sugar Grove, OH 43155 Phone: 740-746-8859