Posts With Keyword ‘TT 2010’

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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Wyatt Earp Performance Featured at Pella Opera House

Posted: Friday, May 7th, 2010 at 6:21 am

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The legendary lawman Wyatt Earp has returned to Pella to take part in the Tulip Time festivities.

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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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Pella Holds 16th Annual Klompen Classic 5k

Posted: Thursday, May 6th, 2010 at 6:25 am

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Over two thousand people ran or walked in Wednesday night’s Klompen Classic in Pella – one of the largest number of participants ever.

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Early Check-in Suggested for Wooden Shoe Dance

Posted: Thursday, May 6th, 2010 at 6:21 am

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Participants registered to take part in the record-breaking wooden shoe dance at Tulip Time in Pella on Saturday can begin early check-in Thursday.

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Tulip Time Royalty Greets Visitors

Posted: Thursday, May 6th, 2010 at 6:19 am

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November 9th likely feels like years ago for the five young ladies on the 2010 Tulip Time Royal Court, who were selected by a panel of judges to represent the community in the months leading up to and during this year’s event.  

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My Ex Is Texting Me I Want Him Back

Posted: Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 at 6:29 am

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With tens of thousands My Ex Is Texting Me I Want Him Back of visitors ascending on Pella for the 75th Annual Tulip Time festival, traffic control will be of utmost importance to ensure that the community’s guests and residents alike can get to where they need to be.

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Runners, Walkers to Pound Pavement in Klompen Classic

Posted: Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 at 6:27 am

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The event that many people view as the official start to Tulip Time, the Klompen Classic, will be run Wednesday night in Pella.

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Classy Klompen Win Contest

Posted: Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 at 6:25 am

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The group that is organizing this Saturday’s World Record-breaking wooden shoe dancing event held a contest for the best decorated wooden shoes or “Klompen” on Monday.

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Cooler Weather Expected at Tulip Time

Posted: Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 at 6:27 am

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An eye on the forecast for later this week looks as though the weather will cooperate for the 75th Annual Tulip Time festival in Pella, though it may be a bit cooler than what we’ve been experiencing.

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First of Two Simon Estes Concerts Tonight in Pella

Posted: Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 at 6:23 am

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A well-known vocalist from Iowa will perform the first of a pair of concerts Tuesday night to provide an unofficial start to Tulip Time.

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Contests Begin Warm-up to Tulip Time

Posted: Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 at 6:20 am

Contests for the best decorated wooden shoes and the tastiest Dutch recipes were held Monday in Pella.

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Tulip Showcase this Week at Pella Historical Village

Posted: Monday, May 3rd, 2010 at 6:23 am

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The Pella Garden Club will hold its 48th Annual Pella Tulips in Design Show, this week during Tulip Time.

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It’s Tulip Time Week!

Posted: Sunday, May 2nd, 2010 at 6:27 am

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It’s the week leading up to the 75th Annual Tulip Time festival in the city of Pella.

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Memories of Tulip Time on Display at Historical Village

Posted: Saturday, May 1st, 2010 at 6:21 am

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A special exhibit commemorating 75 years of Tulip Time tradition is currently on display in Heritage Hall in the Pella Historical Village.

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Final Chance to Register for Wooden Shoe Event

Posted: Friday, April 30th, 2010 at 6:27 am

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Friday is the final chance for area residents to officially be a part of a record-breaking event at next week’s Tulip Time festival in Pella. So far, the number of registrants well exceeds the existing record for Dutch dancers in wooden shoes, but organizers are hoping to set a truly impressive benchmark for the 75th anniversary of Tulip Time.

Bonnie Verberg, Director of the Vermeer Mill and Pella Historical says there is a lot of buzz surrounding the record-breaking opportunity.

“I had some fifth grade kids in the other day from Pella Community Schools, and many of those children had signed up and many more were planning to,” said Verberg. “Yes, I think there’s a lot of excitement. When else do you get a chance to get your name in the Guinness Book of World Records?”

To register before Friday’s deadline, visit www.PellaTulipTime.com, or stop by the Vermeer Mill Interpretive Center during business hours to sign up.

Tourism Blooms Early in Pella

Posted: Friday, April 30th, 2010 at 6:25 am

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While the ideal peak for the tulip blossoms in Pella would be right during next week’s Tulip Time festival, the early blooms this spring have created an economic windfall for the community.

“When they [the tulips] do bloom early, it’s very good for our economy, and good for the community,” said Karen Eischen, Executive Director of the Pella Chamber of Commerce. “If anybody was out-and-about the last couple of weeks – specifically last weekend – you could just see the tourists come in, come in early and have the opportunity to shop and really extend that ‘Tulip Time season’ – as we like to call it – out to three or four weeks. That’s a great thing for our economy.”

Eischen says Pella business owners are preparing for what they anticipate will be an incredibly busy few days, as this year’s 75th Annual Tulip Time festival is expected to be the largest ever.

Pella’s Public Works Prepares City for Tulip Time

Posted: Tuesday, April 27th, 2010 at 6:25 am

Pella’s 75th Annual Tulip Time festival is fast-approaching, and the Pella Public Works Department is well underway in some of the “behind-the-scenes” preparations for the popular celebration.

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