The Committee

Collaborating since the summer of 2016, the Sturgis Big Read Committee was comprised of community leaders from various organizations and businesses.

  • Dorothy Pulscher - Sturgis Area Arts Council
  • Julie Moore Peterson - Sturgis Public Library
  • Heidi Mayer Kruse - Sturgis Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau / Meade School District
  • Anne Bodman - Area Storyteller / Community Member
  • Jerry Lolley - Vietnam Veteran
  • Keith Marshall - Vietnam Veteran
  • Dick Turnwall - Vietnam Veteran
  • John Price - Vietnam Veteran
  • Justine Burgraff - Sturgis Center for the Arts
  • Francie Ganje - Homeslice Media Group / KBHB Radio
  • Deb Holland - Meade County Times
  • Jane Abernathy - Piedmont Public Library
  • Francie Ruebel Alberts - Sturgis Area Arts Council
  • Roxie Chowen - Sturgis Center for the Arts
  • Sylvia DeJarlais - Community Member
  • Dedi LaRue - Sturgis Arts Council