Contact Us

Committee and Contacts

Berne Union Music Boosters
C/O Phil Venrick
Box 187
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
  • Kendra Flowers
  • Laurie Patterson
  • Tonya Shaffer
  • Mandy Campbell
  • Dora Kern
  • Lisa McCormick
  • Randy Johnson
  • Sherri Johnson
  • Stacy Venrick
  • Russ Watson
  • Ryan Venrick
  • Melissa Sheets
  • Kim Browning
  • Chris Gorby
  • 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: Melissa Sheets
  • 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: Charlie McElfresh
  • Pop/Water Concessions: Julie Evener
  • Volunteer Coordinator: Stephanie Young

Festival Highlights

Check the schedule of events page for lots more fun, dates and times.
  1. Columbia Pipeline Group Presents: BOOM IN THE GROVE Fireworks Spectacular - Saturday (Support Sponsor: Outreach Ability Services)
  2. Arnett Howard - Friday Night
  3. Famous BU BBQ Chicken Dinner - Saturday
  4. Pie Baking Contest & Charity Auction
  5. Car Show and DJ
  6. Indoor Craft Show
  7. Amusement Rides and Games
  8. Ohio Idol Karaoke Competition - Saturday Night
  9. Grand Parade
  10. Kidsfair - FREE crafts, games, entertainment. Brought to you by Superkids Ministries

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