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2017 Generalissimo

Lisa Hugo

In the words of Mary Poppins, "In every job that must be done, there's an element of fun!" I must say that this Neewollah 2017 felt "Practically Perfect in Every Way!" Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers, sponsors, family, friends, and the City of Independence for all your hard work and countless hours making this year's Neewollah festival a huge success. I enjoyed spending time working and meeting new friends and old. Thank you to the merchants and their understanding, compassion and respect for the festival; I appreciate your continued support in maintaining the growth and future of the festival. As your 2017 Neewollah Generalissimo, I am truly humbled by this experience and I could never fully express the sincere gratitude that I have felt throughout these past few months. Thank you all and I look forward to seeing you all again next year!

Winds in the east, mist coming in, like somethin' is brewin' and bout to begin. Can't put me finger on what lies in store... But I feel what's to happen, has happened before!" These are the opening lines of the 2017 Neewollah musical, "Mary Poppins", and the perfect prelude to the introduction of our annual Neewollah celebration. As your 2017 Neewollah Generalissimo, I am excited to unveil the theme for this year's festival- "Practically Perfect In Every Way-Neewollah 2017!"

As the banners go up, the leaves begin to change, the bandstand is in place and the carnival rides and food stands arrive- Welcome to Neewollah! This festival has a little bit for everyone. From the opening night of "Disney's Mary Poppins", to the Saturday morning Fun Run, 5k and 10K and chili cook-off, to the Queens Pageant, carnival rides, food stands, bandstand, DooDah parade, Kiddie parade, Grand Parade and following up with the Bandstand Saturday night- there is so much to make this festival "Practically Perfect In Every Way!" Enjoy this time with your friends and family.

In the words of Mary Poppins, "In every job that must be done, there's anelement of fun!" Thankfully, our many volunteers agree. Year after year, members from the community put in countless hours to create a celebration that is enjoyed by thousands. I want to thank in advance all those volunteers, sponsors and my family for making this year: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

I am honored to be your 2017 Generalissimo and thank you for helping keep Neewollah "Practically Perfect In Every Way!"

Lisa Hugo

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