“Change is always good. New ideas are always good,” Woods said. “I wanted to find new vendors because anything will get stagnant if you have the same people doing it. A change in personnel draws in new interest and new visitors.”
Tracking down 115 vendors, some who have been to Dutch Days before and some who haven’t, wasn’t easy though so as the celebration draws closer, the nerves and anticipation are about to the boiling point for Woods.
“It’s kind of like organizing a wedding in a way,” she said. “As we get toward the end it’s sort of climaxing and the excitement is building up. It’s been tough because things are changing but we’re hoping they’re all good changes.”