Posts With Keyword ‘75th Annual Tulip Time’

Tulip Time Float Winners Named

Posted: Sunday, May 16th, 2010 at 6:21 am

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In a parade field loaded with crowd-pleasers, the Tulip Time Steering Committee was able to find a way to narrow down the top entries in this year’s festival.

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Wooden Shoe World Record Makes International News

Posted: Friday, May 14th, 2010 at 6:25 am

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Pella’s World Record-breaking wooden shoe dance was not only the talk of the town, it made international news.

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2010 Tulip Time Quiet for Law Enforcement

Posted: Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 at 6:25 am

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The 2010 Tulip Time festival went off without any significant incidents, according to the Pella Police Department.

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Pella Public Works Still Busy After Tulip Time

Posted: Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 at 6:23 am

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As Saturday night’s final performance on the Tulip Toren was winding down, the Pella Public Works Department was already beginning the clean-up process from the 75th Annual Tulip Time festival.

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Organizers Announce Official Number of Dutch Dancers in World Record

Posted: Monday, May 10th, 2010 at 6:29 am

The committee that organized the record-breaking wooden shoe dance at this past weekend’s Tulip Time has tallied the official number of participants that set the new mark.

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Pella Celebrates 75th Tulip Time

Posted: Sunday, May 9th, 2010 at 6:23 am

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The 2010 Tulip Time festival has passed, but will surely go down as one to remember.

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It’s a World Record!!!

Posted: Saturday, May 8th, 2010 at 11:52 am

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Well over 2500 people danced their way into the record books Saturday morning in Pella on the final day of the 2010 Tulip Time festival.

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Tulip Time Battles Weather on Day 2

Posted: Saturday, May 8th, 2010 at 6:31 am

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Though cold temperatures, strong winds and the occasional sprinkle certainly made for a dramatic turnaround from Thursday’s weather, it wasn’t enough to dampen the spirits of the thousands of guests in Pella for the second day of the Tulip Time festival.

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2010 Tulip Time Concludes Today

Posted: Saturday, May 8th, 2010 at 6:29 am

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Saturday marks the final full day of Tulip Time in Pella, and the 75th annual event is expected to close out with a big bang – or at least the thunder from over 5,000 wooden shoes.

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Wooden Shoe Dancers to Break Record Today

Posted: Saturday, May 8th, 2010 at 6:27 am

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Saturday is the big day for the world record-setting event featuring the most Dutch dancers in wooden shoes.

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Political Candidates Attending Tulip Time

Posted: Saturday, May 8th, 2010 at 6:25 am

Congressman Leonard Boswell and former Iowa Governor Terry Branstad are among the political candidates expected to be in Pella Saturday for the final day of Tulip Time.

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Dutch Letters Keep Visitors Flocking to Bakeries

Posted: Saturday, May 8th, 2010 at 6:25 am

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Of the many attractions in Pella during Tulip Time, few are as widely heralded and sought after as the sweet and flaky Dutch letter pastry. Pella’s downtown bakeries – the Jaarsma Bakery and Vander Ploeg Bakery – serve up a steady stream of the S-shaped treat, with lines that often extend well beyond their storefronts. Kristi Jaarsma-Balk, owner of the Jaarsma Bakery, says the popularity of the Dutch letter mainly grows by word-of-mouth.

“People hear about it and want to come and sample it, and once they do, they fall in love with it and bring them home to friends and neighbors,” said Jaarsma-Balk. “It just is a snowball effect from there, which is great for us.”

Of course, the Dutch letter wouldn’t be so popular if it weren’t for some of its finer qualities. Vander Ploeg Bakery owner Jeff Wichhart says the secret lies in the dough.

“I think the key to Dutch letters is the pastry itself,” says Wichhart. “Our puff pastry is a nice flaky dough. When you bite into it, it just sort of flakes apart in your mouth. And of course the filling is an important part too – everyone likes that almond filling”

Both owners agreed that the Dutch letter is, by far, their number one seller all year round, and especially during Tulip Time. The two bakeries sold an estimated 57,000 Dutch letters during last year’s Tulip Time celebration, and expect to top that number by the end of this weekend.

Last Chance to See Flower Show at Pella Historical Village

Posted: Saturday, May 8th, 2010 at 6:23 am

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The Pella Garden Club is hosting the final day of its 48th Annual Pella Tulips in Design Show on Saturday.

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75th Annual Tulip Time Underway in Pella

Posted: Friday, May 7th, 2010 at 6:31 am

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The 2010 Tulip Time festival began yesterday in Pella.

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75th Annual Tulip Time Continues Friday

Posted: Friday, May 7th, 2010 at 6:29 am

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The 75th Annual Tulip Time festival continues Friday in Pella.

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Pella Mayor Among Those Anxious for Wooden Shoe Dance

Posted: Friday, May 7th, 2010 at 6:27 am

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Thousands of visitors and locals alike are excited to have the 2010 Tulip Time festival underway in Pella, including the city’s mayor, Darrell Dobernecker.

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Pella Historical Village Bustling with Activity

Posted: Friday, May 7th, 2010 at 6:23 am

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At the center of Pella’s 75th Annual Tulip Time festival is the tradition and history of Pella and its annual spring event, and that history is on display in a special capacity this weekend at the Pella Historical Village.

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2010 Tulip Time Opens Today

Posted: Thursday, May 6th, 2010 at 6:31 am

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After months of anticipation, the 75th Annual Tulip Time festival begins Thursday.

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Tulip Queen, Pella Mayor Welcome Visitors to Tulip Time

Posted: Thursday, May 6th, 2010 at 6:29 am

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Though some guests have already been in Pella for a few days, community leaders and Tulip Time dignitaries are welcoming visitors from near and far to the Tulip City for the 75th Annual festival.

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Pella Businesses Optimistic for Sales at Tulip Time

Posted: Thursday, May 6th, 2010 at 6:27 am

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While this year’s Tulip Time festival in Pella provides guests with fourteen-plus hours of family entertainment for three consecutive days, it also provides an economic bonanza for local retailers and merchants.

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