by Tricia Ballenger
In If You Go to Tulip Time, author Tricia Ballenger shares the beauty, history, and excitement of Pella’s annual Tulip Time festival through the eyes of a child. Skillfully interwoven with educational details, young and old will delight in the celebration as the citizens of Pella honor their Dutch heritage.
About the Author
Tricia has loved Tulip Time ever since she moved to Pella as a first grader. As a high school student, she was involved in Dutch dancing and marching band, and also represented Pella as the 1971 Tulip Queen. She taught kindergarten in Pella for twenty-five years and walked with her classes every year in the Tulip Time parades. Tricia taught her students the importance of community service and honoring Pella’s history.