Boards & Committees

The Merrill Lions Club has graciously supported the Potato Festival for decades. The many members and volunteers of this civic group spend countless hours preparing for this event. The community of Merrill may be small, but we are mighty and we believe in celebrating our historical ancestry with a huge taste of POTATO.

Potato Festival Board

Bobby Douglas – President


Bob Petrik

Sherry Parnell

Bill Beasley

Dave Hill

John & Diane Ongman

Potato Festival Committees

Melissa Heaton – Secretary of the Potato Festival

Sarah Kellom – Secretary of the Queen Court

Queen Candidates & Chaperones – Queen Float

Merrill Lions Club – Kick-Off Dinner

Amie McAuliffe – Queen Compositions Skills Coordinator

Ribbon – N – Print – Queen Program Flyer

Janie Kirkpatrick – Royalty Editor/Recruiter

Bobby Douglas – Vendors & Set Up

Evening Primrose Garden Club – Flowers

Jolene Moxon – Produce & Commercial Potatoes

Norma Haskins & Gabby Haskins – Photography

Corrine Douglas – Arts & Crafts

Cindy O’Grady – Food Entries

Greg Mathews – Music & Set UP

Steve Kandra – Parade

Chris O’Grady, Basin Fertilizer & Chemical, LLC, & Martin’s Food Center – Saturday BBQ