Meet the Board

The Festival is now under a new board! We have a new direction and drive this is about our community and celebrating what makes Baltimore tick! We want to join forces with all the organizations, groups, churches and businesses.  Please join with us to make this year the best one yet!

The Baltimore Festival Board is comprised of 4 members:

President: Shane Hamilton

Shane has been a volunteer for the festival since 2012 when his daughter became a festival queen. He has enjoyed giving his time to the organization and is now joining the crew to make this event the best it can be.

Vice President: Tambi Russell-McKinney

Tambi grew up in Baltimore, graduating from Liberty Union in 1995. She is the mother of 3 children; Trevon graduated Liberty Union and Capital University and is a teacher in Logan, Kilee is in the 8th grade at Liberty Union and is in cheerleading, guard, dance, swim team  and 2nd Attendant Junior Miss Baltimore this year, Bryanna is in the 4th grade at Liberty Union and is plays softball, soccer and swim team. Tambi was a 4 year member of the Liberty Union Color guard and now is the Advisor. She started on the Baltimore Festival board last year as the secretary, and now is Vice President.  She is very passionate about the festival, wanting people to remember the festival and the exciting things that happened when they are older; just like she does do when thinking about the festival days when she was young.

Treasurer: Lisa Sandbrink and Concessions: Joe Sandbrink

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Lisa Sandbrink grew up in the Millersport area and has lived in the Baltimore community since 1990. She and her husband Joe of 36 years, have 2 adult children who graduated from Liberty Union. Their son Joe graduated from the Ohio States University and works for Good Year as a Wholesale Development Specialist. He currently resides in Nashville Tennessee. Their daughter Megan is a Bachelors prepared Register Nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Mount Carmel East and is married to Liberty Union alumni grad, Chad Heimberger. They both live outside of Baltimore with their 2-year-old daughter Rowan and awaiting another child in March 2018. Joe worked at Abbott Nutrition in Columbus as a Maintenance Mechanic Supervisor for 28 years. He has recently retired and enjoys doing projects at their home. Lisa’s work experience has been with Ohio Department of Bureau of Motor Vehicles for 10 years. After leaving the BMV to raise her young family, she later worked at Fairfield Medical Center Patient Accounts department for 14 years. She has also worked at Hoffman’s Flowers in Baltimore for par time for 25 years and continues to enjoy working there between seasons or as needed.  In 2005, Joe and Lisa pursued a “little family business” call BrainFreeze Tropical Sno to assist with the kid’s college educations. That little family business has grown into a 2 trailer mobile business with 20-25 events each season. They enjoy going to fairs, festivals, soccer tournaments, the American Cancer Society Relay for Life event, farmer markets and private family gatherings to name a few. Lisa and Joe are very passionate about giving back to the community and have committed themselves to make the Baltimore Festival a community based, fun and affordable event for families of any income. Lisa thoroughly enjoys spending time with her family, babysitting her granddaughter Rowan, and traveling to Nashville to see son Joe.  Lisa and Joe also enjoy an occasional movie matinee and traveling when time permits.  They attend Millersport Covenant Church.

Secretary: Jessie Knepp

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Jessie is originally from Worthington Ohio, moving to Baltimore in 2015 with her husband Aric, and four children (ages 11, 9, 5, and 2). Her professional background is a licensed social worker and chemical dependency counselor, however, for the last several years her focus has been on her children, and helping run their business, Green Touch Irrigation. Being new to the community, Jessie was looking for ways to get to know more people and establish Baltimore as their “home.” When a new secretary was needed for The Baltimore Festival, she felt this was a great opportunity to participate in something special. Jessie is thankful to be working alongside a great group of people who are committed to making the Festival an event for all to enjoy!

Queens Director: Kendra Heistand

Born and raised in Baltimore, Kendra has firmly planted her roots in our wonderful community. As a full time Real Estate Agent she enjoys helping her neighbors buy and sell homes. She spends her free time volunteering with several organizations and supporting local businesses. Kendra is proud to serve as a Board Member of the Downtown Restoration Committee. This year she will be involved with the Baltimore Festival as the Pageant Director. Kendra was Miss Baltimore Queen 2008-2009 and Miss Sweet Corn Festival Queen 2008-2010.

Parade Chair: Judith Cosgray,  Baltimore Downtown Restoration

17022062_10155156769762975_2689968261668494864_nCosgray attained a Master of Library and Information Science degree from Kent State University and a Master of Science in Public Administration from Central Michigan University. She also volunteers as Director of Baltimore Downtown Restoration, is a member of the Rotary Club of Baltimore, and volunteers with the Victoria Players Children’s Theater. Judith is branch manager of the Baltimore Branch Library, and prior to becoming branch manager, she was the State Government Outreach Consultant and Librarian Supervisor for the State Library of Ohio. Cosgray enjoys sewing, gardening, musical theater and volunteering in her community. Cosgray is married to Waid, and has 4 children: Tyler, Catherine, William and Charles.

Complete List of Volunteers and Committees:

Committees;

Queens Director                               Kendra Heistand          740-974-3833

Rides and Food Vendors Chair     Joe Sandbrink               740-503-7721

Car Show Coordinators                  Rick Ellas                       740-808-0388

Crafts Coordinator Chair              Tonya Shaffer               740-503-7576

Pie Auction Coordinator                Sherry Keller              740-438-2664  

BDTR/Village

Parking Team                                    Janet McClosky

Parade Committee                           Judith /Mike/Jerry      740-215-1869

Website                                               Judith Cosgray             740-215-1869

Fundraising                                       Jerry Ayers                   740-400-4600

Auctioneer’s                                     Provided by Leith Aucitons

BillBoard Sponsor                          Rick Ellas/ Hugh White

Welcome/Prize/Info Tent              Jerry Ayers

Soccer Family Fun                          Nicki Wagner/Kelly Chesnut                LU Soccer

Dunk Tank                                        Tambi McKinney          740-808-2051

Kiddy Korner                                   Hosted by: Kids Zone/Big Brother/Big Sister

Small Town ThrowDown              Josh Braden -Hosted by Crossfit 43123

Pie Eating Contest                          Aric Knepp

Trash Team                                      Jason Robinson

50-50 Prize Tickets                         Judith Cosgray

50-50 Cash Sales                             Sherry Looney

Beer Garden                                    Robert Landis

Parade Announcing                      Kurt Kauffman ( Free of Charge)

Parade Filling

Entertainment                               Festival Board

Please feel free to come and meet the new board at one of the monthly meetings on the first Tuesday of the month and feel free to contact by email or by our festival phone. We also have a post office box!