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2016 Doo Dah DisOrganizers:


Walt Thieman, DisOrganizer DisHonoree ** W.C. Hemming, Artists ** Tom Coombs, Chicago Team ** Todd Law, BeerMeister ** Tina Taziole-Chassen, Street Patrol ** Suzie Simpson, Party MisManagement ** Sharon Young - Work, T-Shirt Co-Cap-e-tan ** Shannon Harrell, Line-Up Patrol ** Ross Rhinehart, Storage guru ** Randy Tarr, Emeritus DisOrganizer ** Myeesa Robertson, The Write One ** Mindy Law, Law & DisOrder ** Michael S. Brown, Secret InSecurity Chief ** Michael Sexton, Mayor of the Short North ** Michael Doody, Jr. Starter ** Marty Stutz, Line-Up Chief ** Lisa Wood, Really?! ** Kris Booth, It’s a SIGN ** Kirsten King, Princess ** Keith McInturn, No Parking, Man ** Kathy Rhinehart, I’m storing your junk ** Josh Roberts, Clean-up on Aisle 4! ** Joe Theibert, UnOfficial Starter ** Jackie Gleason, Port-a-Potty Police ** Jack Decker, Emeritus Legal DisOrganizer ** Douglas Ritchey, Emperor ** Dianne Kiener, Mrs Doo Dah ** Deb Roberts, Mz Doo Dah, ChairChick & Queen ** Chet Ridenour, Barricade Boss ** Charlie Loutzenhiser, Legal Beagle & King ** Bob Marks, Bean Counter & Bail Bondsman ** Bob Wicks, T-Shirt Cap-e-tan ** I have checks for you, Bobby the Mailman ** Bill Wood, Golf Cart Guru ** Andrea M Ferguson, T-Shirt Sales Gal ** Doo Dah Virgins Jackie & Danny!

 

 

2015 Doo Dah DisOrganizers: 

Bean Counter & Bail Bondsman - Bob Marks

Emperor of the Short - Doug Ritchey

Founder - Gregory Carr

Beer Meister - Todd Law

Nudger - Mindy Law

Block Party MisManagement - Suzi Simpson

Division of Transportation Mike & Kerryl Williams

Check Delivery - Bobby the Mailman

InSECURITY Chief - Dave Starner

InSecurity Jr. - Nick Starner

InSecurity - Myeesa Robertson

It’s all a Sign - Kris Booth

No Parking, Man – Keith McInturf

Less-Than-Grand Marshal Handler - Walt Theiman

Legal Beagle - King Charlie Loutzenhiser

Mz Doo Dah, ChairChick & Queen - Deb Roberts

Chicklets - Bill & Lisa Wood

Print Whore - Charlie Baltzer

Recycling Rangers - Jared Wilson & Dennis Conley

Clean Up Crew – Josh Roberts & Big Brian

Clean-up on Isle 4 - Marty Stutz & Shanna Harrell

UnOfficial Starter - Joe Theibert

UnOfficial Starter Jr. – Michael J. Doody

T-Shirt Graphic Gal - Corrine Martin

T-Shirt Squad - (Co-Cap-e-tan) - Bob Wicks

T-Shirt Squad - (Co-Cap-e-tan) Sharon Young

T-Shirt Squad - Aimee Starner

T-Shirt Squad - Mrs Doo Dah - Dianne Kiener

Doo Dah Virgin – Jackie Gleason

And Big Thanks to our InVolunteers & InSecurity!


2014 Doo Dah DisOrganizers

The Doo Dah DisOrganizers: 

  • T-Shirt Squad - (Co-Cap-e-tan) - Bob Wicks + (Co-Cap-e-tan) Sharon Young + Tom Crowe + Aimee Starner + Nick Starner + Dave Naillen + Maureen Thompson + Mrs Doo Dah - Dianne Kiener; T-Shirt Graphic God  – Josh McCoullough; Poster Print Whore - Charlie Baltzer; Founder - Gregory Carr; UnOfficial Starter - Joe Theibert; Jr. UnOfficial Starter – Michael J. Doodey; Princess – Kirsten King; Childish Issues - Micah; Less-Than-Grand Marshal Handler - Walt Theiman; "It’s all a Sign – Kris Booth; "No Parking" on the Dance Floor - Keith McInturf; Block Party MisManagement  - Suzi Simpson; Bobby the Mailman; InSecurity  – Myeesa Robertson; Clean-Up on Isle 4 - Marty Stutz; Street & Stage Hand – Shanna Harrell; DisOrganizer DisHonoree 2014 - IL Branch: Tom Coombs; ChairChicklets - Bill & Lisa Wood; Bean Counter & Bail Bondsman - Bob Marks; Emperor of the Short - Doug Ritchey; InSECURITY Chief – Dave Starner; Law & DisOrder of Doo Dah – Todd & Mindy Law; Legal Beagle King Charlie Loutzenhiser; Mz Doo Dah, ChairChick & Queen of Doo Dah - Deb Roberts (PhDooDahology);

     

    A Special Thank You to Rockin’ Rock Stars: Ryan Smith * Tobin-Wilcox * Doo Dah Dixies * Devil's Payroll * MacCallister * Devil Doves * Apple-Bottom Gang * Dan Dougan & His Little Bothers. 

     

    Thank you to all of our Wonderful & Wacky InVolunteers & InSecurity!

     

     

     

 

What the Heck is Doo Dah? The Annual Doo Dah Parade, which is a cultural legacy of the Columbus, Ohio - Short North Arts District, known for its diversity and passion of art. Vibrant people march and express their unique humorous thoughts about social, political, civic or other issues. Nothing or no one is safe from satire!  The Doo Dah Parade is funded by charitable donations from our Doo Dah’s Friends & Lovers, along with the sale of coveted Doo Dah T-shirts. No other major U.S. city has a 4th of July parade quite like the Doo Dah Parade. The Doo Dah parade is FREE to march in or to watch and no registration is required! The day is complete with FREE entry to the Block Party with FREE live music 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Buttles Avenue (Between High & Park Streets)
 
A few rules: No Blatant Advertising, No Full Nudity, All Politicians Must Wear a Funny Hat!
 
The 31st Annual Doo Dah Parade will once again celebrate liberty & lunacy on the July 4th, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Line-Up @ Noon. (Rain Date July 3rd)The Doo Dah Parade is produced in-kind by The Friends of Doo Dah. The Friends of Doo Dah is a non-profit, 501(c)3 charity, based solely on volunteers.  

The 2013 Doo Dah DisOrganizers:
R.I.P. Mr. Doo Dah - Bill Kiener;  Mrs Doo Dah - Dianne Kiener;  DisOrganizer Virgin - Abby Kiener;  Founder - Gregory Carr;  T-Shirt Squad - (Co-Cap-e-tans) - Bob Wicks + Sharon Young;  T-Shirt Squad - Tom Crowe + Aimee Starner + Nick Starner + Dave Naillen + Maureen Thompson; T-Shirts & InSecurity  – Myeesa Robertson;  T -Shirt Order Mama - Kelly Bollinger;  T-Shirt Lay’d Out Man – Josh McCoullough;  DisOrganizer DisHonoree 2013 Mz Doo Dah, ChairChick & Queen of Doo Dah - Deb Roberts;  Legal Beagle King Charlie Loutzenhiser;  Chair Chicklets - Bill & Lisa Wood;  Waif-n-Waiting - Jared Wilson; Bean Counter & Bail Bondsman - Bob Marks;  Emperor of the Short - Doug Ritchey;  InSECURITY Chief – Dave Starner;  Sassy Secretary - Sharon Morton;  Law & DisOrder of Doo Dah – Todd & Mindy Law;  R.I.P. Doo Dah Elf & Property Pimp - Jim Skeens;  Recycling Guru - Bill Finzel;  Clean-Up on Isle 4 - Marty Stutz;  Street & Stage Hand – Shanna Harrell;  UnOfficial Starter - Joe Theibert;  Jr. UnOfficial Starter – Michael J. Doodey;  Print Whore - Charlie Baltzer;  Mayor of the Short North – Michael Sexton;  Media Mentor – Michael Brown;  Princess – Kirsten King;  Childish Issues - Micah;  Poster Posters - Sue & Chuck Shelton;  Less-Than-Grand Marshal Handler - Walt Theiman;  Illinois Branch – Tom Coombs;  "It’s all a Sign – Kris Booth;  "No Parking" on the Dance Floor - Keith McInturf; Block Party Set-up  - Suzi Simpson & Cole Stevens; I’m With The Band, Man – Doug Gouty.
A Special Thank You To Our Block Party Bands: Tobin-Wilcox + Apple Bottom Gang + Devil's Payroll + McAllister. And, to all of our Wonderful InVolunteers!
The Doo Dah 2012 DisOrganizers:
Mz Doo Dah, ChairChick & Queen of Doo Dah - Deb Roberts, PhDooDahology; Legal Beagle King Charlie Loutzenhiser; Bean Counter & Bail Bondsman - Bob Marks; Emperor of the Short - Doug Ritchey; Mr. Doo Dah - Bill Kiener ; Mrs Doo Dah - Dianne Kiener ; Founder - Gregory Carr; InSECURITY Chief – Dave Starner; Law & DisOrder – Todd Law ; Law & DisOrder –Mindy Law ; DisOrganizer DisHonoree 2012 – Sharon Morton; Doo Dah Elf & Property Pimp - Jim Skeens; Recycling Guru - Bill Finzel; Barricade Bouncer - Doug III Wright; Clean-Up on Isle 4 - Marty Stutz; Street & Stage Hand – Shanna Harrell; UnOfficial Starter - Joe Theibert; Jr. UnOfficial Starter – Michael J. Doodey; Print Whore - Charlie Baltzer; CaveDude Artist - W.C. Hemming; Mayor of the Short North – Michael Sexton; Media Mentor – Michael Brown; Princess – Kirsten King; Childish Issues - Micah; Poster Poster - Sue Shelton; Poster Poster – Chuck Shelton; T-Shirt Squad - (Co-Cap-e-tans) - Bob Wicks ; T-Shirt Squad - (Co-Cap-e-tans) - Sharon Young; T-Shirts & InSecurity  – Myeesa Robertson; T-Shirt Squad - Tom Crowe; T-Shirt Squad - Aimee Starner; T-Shirt Squad – Nick ; T-Shirt Order Czar – Ben Truthan; T-Shirt Lay’d Out Man – Josh McCullough.; T-Shirt Sheik Sean Ingram; Jr. Queenie - Mackenzie; Web Video Streamer - Jeff Smith; Less-Than-Grand Marshal Handler - Walt Theiman; Less-Than-Grand Marshal Handler - Suzi Simpson; Illinois Branch – Tom Coombs; InVolunteers - Victoria Ludaway; It’s all a Sign – Kris Booth; I’m With The Band, Man – Doug II Gouty; Street Set-up  - Suzi Simpson; Street Set-up – Cool Cole Stevens; And all the Wonderful InVolunteers

The Columbus Distributing Company

I.B.E.W. Local 683

The G-Pad (Solar Panel)

C.O.N. Electrical Contractors Assoc.

Tacky Buttons.com

Staples Cleaning Supplies

r design + printing

Short North Travel.com

E.C.T. PediCabs 614-975-5064

Our Vendors

North Market

Late Night Slice

Community Festival

Ares Sportswear T-Shirts

Short North Gazette & The Media

Experience Columbus

Greater Columbus Sports Connection

The City of Columbus

In Memory 2012

Our Fallen Troops

Don Ruben, Esq.

Annie Hall

Dave Dunkel

Diane Kiecy

Todd Ohler

Jim Skillman

Jimbo Podvin

For Immediate Release:
PRESS RELEASE
Congratulations to Doo Dah "Original" UnOrganizers, who was so DisOrganized 17 years ago that they had to become the Doo Dah DisOrganizers, for winning the "Best In Show" stipend from the Short North Business Association's Unsung Hero Awards.  The hilarious pioneers who still are helping 27 years later in DisOrganizing the Annual Doo Dah Parade are Dianne Kiener, Sharon Young, Gregory Carr, Joseph Thiebert, Douglas Ritchey, Bill Finzel, Bill Kiener and Bob Wicks.
Reaction from Hilarious Madame President of the "Original" UnOrganizers was "I hate that parade.  I keep waiting for something to happen".  We'll give the money to the Friends of Doo Dah so they can put it towards paying for the 27th Annual Doo Dah Parade.  (see attached if you want to donate too).
Besides Officer Steve Smith, see who else (in a more serious manner) was awarded the title of Unsung Hero and find out about the Gala on http://shortnorth.org/
Doo Dah "original" UnOrganizers,  Thanks for teaching "the new kids in the sandbox" how to disorganizing things. 
Now things are really screwed up!
Love from the Land of Doo Dah,
    Mz Doo Dah, ChairChick & Queen of Doo Dah.
      and the Doo Dah DisOrganizers
You are invited to attend the 27th Annual Doo Dah Parade on Sunday, July 4th, 2010 @ 1:00 p.m.
In the Short North, Victorian Village, and Italian Village and along the edges of Harrison West & Flytown.  It's free!
Contact Info:  Deb Roberts, Mz Doo Dah 614-228-0621. 

Financial Healers Contribution Letter

2010 Doo Dah Calendar

Mayor Michael B. Coleman recently stated that the Doo Dah Parade is the "Greatest Event in the History of Mankind!".  You can read about that and the Mayor naming December 15, 2009 as "Doo Dah Deb Day" in the attached PDF file.  As always, you can keep updated on Doo Dah news here.

Doo Dah Deb Day File...click here!

R.I.P. Robert "Beau" "Cowboy" Wylie
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Click on picture for information regarding Beau

You were the Greatest Show-Offs on Earth!  You should see yourself.

Thanks for the fun at the 26th Annual Doo Dah Parade + Party on July 4th, 2009.  It was a record year for most laughs scored on the Doo Dah Richter Laughatude Scale.  

Thanks for the laughs.

The Doo Dah Parade DisOrganizers & Mz Doo Dah, ChairChick & Queen of Doo Dah
The
Friends of Doo Dah

Who the heck are the DisOrganizers?  Try to figure it out here.

2009 Doo Dah DisOrganizers 

Bean Counter & Bail Bondsman - Bob Marks

ChairChick & Queen, Mz Doo Dah - Deb Roberts

Doo Dah Elf & Property Pimp - Jim Skeens

Emperor of the Short - Doug Ritchey

Founder - Gregory Carr

InSECURITY Head - Beau Wylie

InVolunteer Stuntman - Jim Collins

Law of Doo Dah - Mindy Law

Law of Doo Dah - Todd Law

Legal Beagle & King - Charlie Loutzenhiser

Line-up Sheriff - Robert Fugitt

Media Blitzer - Michael Brown

Mr. Doo Dah - Bill Kiener

Nudge – Sharon Morton

Our “Buds” Kim & Charlie

Princess & Signage Sister – Kirsten King

Recycling Guru - Bill Finzel

Street & Stage Hand – Shanna Harrell

Street Bouncer - Marty Stutz

Street Magician – Candy Watkins

Street Magician's Assistant – Dan Thomas

Street Magician's Assistant - Jody Thomas

T-Shirt Designer – Josh McCullough

T-Shirt Order Czar – Ben Truthan

T-Shirt Squad - #1 (Captains) - Bob Wicks & Sharon Young

T-Shirt Squad - #2 Sandy Woolard & Rich Polk

T-Shirt Squad - #3 Dave Naillon & Wendy Williams

T-Shirt Squad - #4 Diane Kiener & Tom Crowe

T-Shirt Squad - #5 Dave & Aimee Sterner & Kids

UnOfficial Starter - Joe Theibert

Video Man - Jeff Smith

 

2009 Doo Dah Parade & Party
Calendar of Meetings & Events 
6/19/2009 / 4:30 p.m.         Set up  @ PRIDE- Park Street/Brickel
6/20/2009 / 12:00 pm          PRIDE PARADE - Goodale Park
6/23/2009 / 6:30 pm            ComFest Booth Production - 235 Buttles Ave
6/25/2009 / 1:30 p.m.          Set up @ ComFest - Park Street/Brickel
6/26/2009 / All Day             COMFEST - Goodale Park
6/27/2009 / 1:00 pm            7 Days 'til Doo Dah Day!  - Whoo hoo!!
6/27/2009 / All Day              COMFEST - Goodale Park
6/28/2009 / All Day              COMFEST - Goodale Park
6/30/2009 / 6:30 pm             Last DisOrganizers Meeting  - Short North Tavern
7/1/2009 / 9:00 am               Hang No Parking Signs  - start @ 235 Buttles Ave
7/3/2009 / 11:00 a.m.           Golf Carts Delivered @ 235 Buttles Avenue
7/3/2009 / 11:00 pm             Set out trash boxes
7/3/2009 / 11:30 pm             Hang No Parking signs (2nd round) - 235 Buttles Ave
7/4/2009 / 12:01 am             Close Buttles Avenue with Barricades
7/4/2009 / 1:00 pm               The 26th Annual Doo Dah Parade!!
7/4/2009 / 10:30 am             Party Volunteer Check-in 10:30 a.m. - 9 Buttles Ave
7/4/2009 / 11:00 am             Doo Dah Parade Party - Buttles Avenue 9 Buttles Ave
7/4/2009 / 11:00 am             Parade Volunteer Check-in - Short North Tavern
7/4/2009/ 12:00 pm              Line up begins! - Park Street @ Buttles (head North)
7/4/2009 / 3:30 pm               Parade route clean up
7/5/2009 / 12:00 pm             Parade Clean up (again)
7/5/2009 / 5:00 p.m.             Golf Carts returned to Mid-Ohio Golf Carts
7/5/2009 / All Day                 Recovery from Doo Dah
7/21/2009 / 6:30 pm             1st Post Doo Dah Wrap Meeting  - Short North Tavern
8/4/2009 / 12:00 pm             Financial Report Due - Grants
8/25/2009 / 6:30 pm             2nd Post Doo Dah Wrap Meeting - Short North Tavern

2008 Doo Dah DisOrganizers

Bean Counter & Bail Bondsman - Bob Marks

Media Mouth & Bouncer - Marty Stutz

ChairChick, MisManagement & Queen, Mz Doo Dah  - Deb Roberts

Doo Dah Elf & Property Pimp - Jim Skeens

Emperor of the Short North & 2008 DisOrganizer DisHonoree - Doug Ritchey

Founder - Gregory Carr

Graphic God – Josh McCullough

InSECURITY Head - Beau Wylie

InVolunteer Stuntman - Jim Collins

A Law of Doo Dah - Todd Law

A Law of Doo Dah - Mindy Law

Legal Beagle & King - Charlie Loutzenhiser

Line-up Sheriff - Robert Fugitt

Media Blitzer - Michael Brown

Mr. Doo Dah - Bill Kiener

Princess & Signage Sister – Kirsten King

Recycling Guru - Bill Finzel

Stage Hand – Shanna Harrell

Stage Manager & Caricature Artist – Bob Corkwell

Street Magician – Candy Watkins

Magician's Assistant - Jody Thomas
UnOfficial Jr. Starter – Michael J. Doody

UnOfficial Starter - Joe Theibert

Video Man - Jeff Smith

T-Shirt Squad #1 (Captains) - Bob Wicks & Sharon Young

T-Shirt Squad - #2 Sandy Woolard & Rich Polk

T-Shirt Squad - #3 Dave Naillon & Wendy Williams

T-Shirt Squad - #4 Diane Kiener & Tom Crowe

T-Shirt Order Czar – Ben Truthan

2008 Less-Than-Honorable Judges

25th Annual Doo Dah Parade

July 4th, 2008

 

 

Brian Boyd - (Yankee Trader) – Roving

 

Cindy & Vince Maio from Long Island.  The Out of Towner’s

 

Dick & Cathy Poling – (The Out of Towner’s) Perry County Delegation Entourage.  Located at THE END of the Doo Dah Parade.

 

Dr. James Ford, DDS (Stonewall Columbus) – Roving

 

Gavin Armstrong & family (Neighborhood Activist) \

 

Gina Cronley – orbit design) High Street near 1st/Hubbard Ave

 

Greg Zanetos (Cocoa Manor) - At THE BEGINNING

 

Jeff Bergandine (First Community Bank) - High/Brickel Street

 

Lin Snavely “the Seattle Sleuth”  - High Street

 

Lynda Mahaffey - (Neighborhood Volunteer Goddess) – Neil Avenue

 

11. Lynette Howard (Yankee Trader) - Beginning

 

Marcia & Martha & Linda (Yoga on High)  - High Street

 

Maryellen O'Shaughnessy (Columbus City Council) – Goodale Park area

 

Pat Lewis – (Neighborhood Volunteer Goddess) – Neil Avenue

 

Pia Hiotis (Europia Gourmet Foods) - High/Brickel Street

 

Rachel Klegman - City Hall Gal

 

Rosa Stolz (Doo Dah Art Critic) Neil/Between Wilbur/1st Avenue (Pink Elephant marks the spot). 

 

Sebastian Ibel (Ibel Agency) Second Avenue near White Castle.

 

Tom Smith (The Garden The Chamber The Joint & Measure of a Man) - High/Brickel

 

Shawn  Smith (The Garden The Chamber The Joint & Measure of a Man) - High/Brickel

Tim Carter (Mitchell’s Steakhouse of Columbus) (High/Russell)

 

Texas Ranger (Texas) – 2nd Avenue

 

Joe Spinelli – Spinelli’s Deli

 

Cindy & Vincent Maio – Long Island, NY Delegates

 

Matt & Mel – Neighbors (And Nixon’s parents)

Thank you for stopping by The Land of Doo Dah. We discourage you to contact us, but, if you must.  Just kidding...we love hearing from ya'all.

Reach us at:

Hotline: (614) 228-0621

Mail: 581 Reinhard Avenue, Columbus, OH  43206-2854

Or send us an
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