Forest River Underwrites Elkhart Jazz Festival
Elkhart, Ind., officials announced Friday (May 30) that Forest River Inc. will serve as a new corporate sponsor for the city’s Jazz Festival, a three-day event that kicks off June 20.
The Elkhart Truth reported that David Smith, general manager of the Lerner Theater where the press conference was held, said the RV builder will provide $50,000 for the upcoming jazz fest and an equal amount next year.
Smith thanked Forest River President and CEO Pete Liegl for the support, noting, “Pete Liegl and the Forest River team have long-running commitment to Elkhart and our community as a whole. We welcome them as a primary sponsor.”
Mike Terlep, president of Coachmen RV, a division of Forest River, expressed pride in being “part of this great community.”
“We work hard to bring enjoyment to others and that’s one of the common traits between Forest River and what we bring with our products and what the jazz festival brings,” Terlep said.
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