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Jackson Apple Festival
Jackson Apple Festival
Sponsored by the Jackson Area Festivals & Events

Jackson, Ohio

September 22nd - 26th, 2015
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John Jones

John Jones graduated from Wellston High School in 1966 and joined the Navy soon after. Upon serving his country for four years, he came back to his hometown of Wellston.  Shortly after his return, John was offered a job as a teller at the Milton Banking Company. He accepted, and a career in banking was born. He currently serves as the Chairman and President of Milton Bancorp, and President of The MIlton Banking Company. The Bank was chosen as the �Business of the Year in 2014� by both the Wellston and Jackson Chambers of Commerce at their annual banquets.


John has been involved with each Apple Festival since 1976, working on many committees including the Saturday night building of the festival booths, being a part of the �cook crew� that feeds the JAFE member work crews and has been the Chairman of the marching bands committee for more than 20 years. His son Ryan now serves with him on this committee.



John�s dedication to community is evident in the service he has given past and present. He is a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow, Past President Wellston Lions Club, Past State Representative of the Jackson Jaycees, Past Vice President of the Jaycees, Former Treasurer Jackson County Red Cross, Former Treasurer of Child Abuse Prevention Coalition, Past Board Member and Treasurer of the Southeastern Ohio Regional Council, Former President and Board Member of Fairgreens Country Club, has served as President of the Jackson County Chapter of the American Cancer Society, is a current Holzer Foundation Board Member, a founding member of the Jackson County Community Foundation, and  Member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.  He was also named the �person of the Year� by the Jackson Chamber of Commerce in 2014.



He and His wife Janise in their 42 years of marriage have welcomed many friends to their home during the Festival, providing chairs, lights and refreshments for both the Wednesday and Saturday night parades that pass in front of their home.


John and Janise�s eldest son, Ryan, works with John as the CFO of The Milton Bank.  He and his wife, Aimee, make their home in Jackson with their children, Tyler and Gaven.  Younger son, Jason is an Arabic Linguist in the United States Air Force. He is currently stationed in Germany where he lives with his wife, Jenna, daughter Lily and son Brendan.  


�The Jackson Apple Festival is one of the largest and certainly one of the best managed festivals in the state. The event is a homecoming for many county residents and each trip �uptown� finds reunions with old friends, classmates and neighbors .  It is an amazing honor to be asked to serve as Grand Marshall for the festival in this,  it�s historic 75th year.�




Jackson Apple Festival
Grand Marshal
John Jones