The Annie Oakley Festival Committee would like to extend their sincerest thanks to those businesses who graciously helped sponsor the 2014 Annie Oakley festival. This year’s attendees seemed pleased about the move to York Woods and commented that the location is closer to Annie’s possible hunting grounds. The committee is also pleased with all the positive feedback from everyone. Only with the generous help from the committee can the Annie Oakley Festival continue to honor the memory of Darke County’s most famous daughter. If anyone is interested in helping sponsor the 2015 festival, contact Hannah Linebaugh at 338-5221.
The Annie Oakley Festival Committee meets the second Wednesday of every month except December, at 7 p.m. at the Shawnee Nature Prairie Center.
The Diamond Star sponsor for this year was Whirlpool Corporation.The Gold Star sponsors were Greenville Federal and Second National Bank. The Bronze Star sponsor was Greenville National Bank. The Sure Shot sponsors were Atlantic State Insurance Co.; BASF; City of Greenville, Dick Lavy Trucking, Flaig Lumber Co.; Greenville Door Sales; Wayne Builders supply and Williamson Insurance.
The Quick Draw sponsors of the Greenville area include Francis Furniture, Spencers Landscaping, Dave Knapp Ford; Joyce Prasuhn, in memory of John E. Baumgardner; State Representative Jim Buchy; Family Health; Mercer Savings Bank; Greenville Architectural Glass; Mote & Associates; Rob’s Auto Parts LLC; Zechar-Bailey Funeral Home; Stephanie Riffle; Reier’s Auto Service; Byrd’s Store & Lock; Greenville Veterinary Clinic; Drew’s Automotive; G.T. Wolf Awning & Tent Co.; Creative Carpet & Supply; Country Auto Sales; Helen’s Flowers; Ron’s South Town Garage; Barga Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Inc.; Rex Auto and Truck Repair; Birt’s Sewing Center; COPE’s Distributing; Merle Norman Cosmetics; Janet’s Broadway Bakery; Hamilton’s Auto Sales; Rest Haven; Darke County Tile; Jafe Decorating Co.; Oakley Place; Bolyard Heating & Cooling; Jim’s Drive In; Derksen Automotive; Dill Oil Company; Weaver’s Locksmth; C & T Rental; Greenville Pawn and Jewelry; and Green Village Healthcare.
The Quick Draw sponsors of Ansonia include: Ansonia Lumber Company; R. B.Cox Agency; Moody’s Auto Sales; Thwaits Bar & Grill; M&M Petro; Abel’s Barber Shop; Crop Production Services; and The Whistle Stop. The Versailles Quick Draw sponsors were: Edwin F. Nichol Co.; Joe Heindle; Fast Insurance; and Nancy O’s Religious & Inspirational Gifts/Candle Cottage Boutiques of Versailles. The Arcanum area Quick Draw sponsors were Keith Troutwine Agency, Orme’s Hardware, Serendipity Salon; Abbottsvillle Monuments; Robert’s Agency, Troutwine Auto Sales.
Other Quick Draw sponsors included North Star Hardware & Implement; North Star Plumbing; Burkettsville Garage; Werling Meats of Burkettsville; Birt’s Store of New Weston; American Armory LLC on U. S. Route 36 east of Greenville; B & D’s Pizza of Gettysburg; Ohio Cardinals Semi Pro Football Team of Darke County; Main Street Styling Salon and Stockton Studios of New Madison; The Wooden Spoon (formerly the Annie Oakley Restaurant) and Rustic Hill Market both on State Route 127; Gary Linebaugh of Rossburg and Lester Linebaugh of Union City.
The Annie Oakley Festival Committee