Where the Weekend Begins


All America logo cleanThe “Fun, Free, Friends” team.

Our committee and board members are all volunteers. They are responsible for bringing handsFriday After 5 to you, your family and friends.  It’s through their efforts that and your support that the Messenger Inquirer’s Reader’s Choice Poll named Friday After 5 the  “Platinum Award Winner” for Community Event  in Owensboro.  We are proud partners with the RiverPark Center, Owensboro’s premier performing arts venue and the Owensboro Convention Center, our new home of the “Party Pier”.  We are just one of the many festivals in Owensboro, winner of the All America City Award!  Find out what’s going on at www.VisitOwensboro.com

If you would like to volunteer, contact us at FA5@FridayAfter5.com


Committee Members

Teresa Thomas     Executive Director
Chad Day      2017 Chairperson
Andrew Howard    2017 Vice-Chairman
Paula Vuksinic  Corporate Sponsor Manager/Overlook Associate Producer
Nickie Puit     Patio Stage Producer
Dan Cooper    Patio Stage Associate Producer
Lauren Greenwell   Courtyard Producer
Katie Keller    Party Pier Stage Producer
Terry Oates     Party Pier Stage Associate Producer
Taylor Davis     Party Pier Stage Manager
Jay Velotta     Special Guests Manager
Katie Porter    Overlook Producer
John Mark Griffin    Patio Stage Game Producer
Dyan Damron     Patio Stage Game Producer
Becky Barnhart     Director of PreUnions
Belinda Abell and B J Burton    Marketing Chairs
Casey Taylor  Street Fair Theme Producer
Starling Lambert   Street Fair Vendor Chair
Donnie Dortch    Gospel on the River Chair
Haley Strong     RiverPark Center Tech
Phillip Poe    RiverPark Center Sound
Valerie Dant    RiverPark Center Concessions
Jaynan Day-Wheeler    RPC Special Events Coordinator
Chad Day    Friday After 5 Foto Booth
Mary Ellen Hayden  Volunteer
TD’s Tuff Decisions  Costume Character appearances
Erica Pedley  City of Owensboro Public Events
Todd Denk    Owensboro Convention Center Events
Jeanette Goins     Convention Center Marketing
Joe Ewing     RiverPark Center Security
Sabrina Jones    RiverPark Center Marketing
Jason Kyle    Red Pixel Studios Website
Lyndsay Booker     Budget & Financials
Scott Clay, Riney Hancock CPA     Tax Consultant


Board of Directors

Brandon Gentry   Chairman
Andrew Howard Vice Chairman
Abby Shelton  Secretary
Pam Smith-Wright Board Member
Roxi Witt, Treasurer
Katie Keller
Paula Vuksinic
Starling Lambert
Jay Velotta
Erica Pedley
Chad Day
Dan Cooper
Kirk Kirkpatrick

Past Chairs

Adam Hancock
Abby Shelton
Andrew Howard
Brandon Gentry
Chad Hart
Kyle Aud
Kirk Kirkpatrick
Jay Velotta
Gavin Roberts
J. Todd Inman
Nick Hetman
Teresa Thomas






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