Nederland Heritage Festival

The Nederland Heritage Festival Foundation Board has made a statement regarding a substantial theft from the nonprofit last year, purportedly by former festival executive director Wanda Hollier, as previously reported in The Examiner.

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When Nederland Heritage Festival (NHF) executive director Wanda Hollier retired in 2016, speculation swarmed around her rapid exit, and tongues wagged when volunteer coworkers did not throw her the traditional retirement party expected after nearly 20 years of service.

Calls came in to The Examiner both asking why and offering possible explanations. From the many sources willing to speak to The Examiner on the condition of anonymity, a pattern began to emerge: hundreds of thousands of dollars had gone missing from the nonprofit organization over the years.

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A highly anticipated event on the crowded festival calendar comes to Mid-County on March 17 when the Nederland Heritage Festival welcomes 100,000 friends and neighbors through March 22 for an annual outpouring of fun, entertainment, crafts, carnival rides and some of the best fair food to ever grace a midway.

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