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2023 Generalissimo

Thank You!

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As we are fast approaching on 2023 coming to a close, I can’t help but
reflect back on the many timeless memories I made with my family and
friends during Neewollah 2023. It was so amazing to see all of you in
attendance at all of our wonderful events. Whether you were supporting a
cast member in the phenomenal production of Beauty and the Beast,
cheering on your favorite queen candidate, or clapping and singing along to
your favorite Oak Ridge Boys’ song, thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Although it was a bit chilly towards the end of the week, the three parades
went off without a hitch and was so memorable and fun for me seeing you
all in the streets waving. It truly warmed my heart and a moment I’ll cherish
forever. One very special moment was having my brother drive me in the
kiddie parade and my mom sitting beside him. To top it off on Saturday of
grand parade day, my boys and their families rode along with me and will
remember that moment in time FOREVER!!!!

I would also like to give a huge thank you to our wonderful sponsors that
make Neewollah possible year after year, and the hundreds of fantastic
volunteers that help put this nine-day festival on. Neewollah could not
continue without all of the support of everyone involved and I truly
experienced firsthand all of the love and appreciation this community has
for Neewollah. Truly amazing!!!! Independence definitely knows how to
put on a celebration. Thank you as well to the City of Independence and
officers and security for your many tireless hours keeping the citizens of
Independence safe and making Neewollah 2023 just what I set out to
do………..a Beautiful Moment, Timeless Memory!!!!

Best wishes and until next Neewollah….

Xoxo --
Sabrina Overfield
Neewollah Generalissimo 2023

Sabrina Overfield

Welcome to Neewollah 2023 –

Beautiful Moment, Timeless Memory

Neewollah has been a part of my life since I was a small child and Independence, Kansas, is
one amazing place to live. I have made many memories here and some of my favorite
memories have been at Neewollah with my family and friends.

As we embark on our 65 th celebration of the “rejuvenation of Neewollah,” this year, my heartfelt
thanks to the amazing sponsors and hundreds of phenomenal volunteers that support this
festival year after year. It really is amazing to see our community come together and create
such beautiful moments to cherish a lifetime. Whether you are a musical lover and attend a
performance of the award-winning Beauty and the Beast, the Queen Neelah talent and
coronation to support these talented young ladies, or venture to the bandstand, carnival, craft
fair, or the three fun-filled parades, I hope that you find something during this year that creates a
very special memory for you and your family.

If none of those events have you excited that Neewollah is back and the banners are flying high,
then maybe our reinvented opening day at the park with a barbeque contest and dessert contest
and the 5K/10K and Fun Run, does the trick. It is with deepest pride and great pleasure, we will
be closing out Neewollah 2023 with the amazing and super talented Oak Ridge Boys, who
themselves are celebrating 50 years in the music industry!!!

I am truly honored to serve as Generalissimo 2023 and on behalf of myself and my family, be
our guest, be our guest, please be our guest, and create your beautiful moment, timeless

Sabrina Overfield
2023 Generalissimo
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