Frankfort Hot Dog Alumni Hall of Fame Events Released During Hot Dog Festival

The Frankfort Hot Dog Hall of Fame will honor the 2022 inductees with several events during the Hot Dog Festival on Friday and Saturday, July 29 and 30.


The celebration will kick off on Friday with the Second Annual Hot Dog Hall of Fame Golf Outing at Frankfort Commons.  The team scramble event with start at 12:30 and this year’s inductees will be introduced at the 5:30 reception following the outing.  Over 100 participants have already registered but there’s room for more. Last year the golf outing included more than 140 Hot Dog alumni from over a dozen different states.  You may register your team online at or by calling the pro shop at 765-659-1324.  You may also sign up individually if you don’t have a full team.


On Saturday afternoon, starting at 2 p.m., Hot Dog Hall of Fame Board Members Don Rusk and Don Stock will join inductees Randall “Boe” Workman and Chad Buntin on the Skanta stage at the Frankfort Community Public Library as a part of the library’s Hoosier Storytellers series.  Hosted by librarian Mike Clossin, the program will take a look at the origins of the Hall of Fame, find out about the lives of the two inductees, encourage the community to nominate deserving members and end after about an hour with a brief Q&A session.

The Hall of Fame ceremony will take place in the theater at Frankfort High School, beginning at 6 p.m.  The ceremony will be hosted by Tyler Stock.  This year’s inductees include Lt. Col. James Rentschler (Class of 1951, deceased), a career Air Force officer who served in the White House under Presidents Nixon, Carter and Ford.  Mary Gorham Herrick (Class of 1912, deceased) a pioneer of women’s golf and generous philanthropist will also be inducted posthumously.    Long-time Hot Dog swim coach and Habitat for Humanity volunteer Steve Mullen is this year’s Honorary Inductee.  Class of 1996 alum Chad Buntin, a state wrestling champion and successful businessman will be inducted along with Class of 1981 All-Conference basketball player Tom Miller, who is now practicing medicine at Parkview Regional Medical Center.

Kelly J. Good, Class of 1986, is President and Senior Architect at KJG Architecture.  KJG Architecture has 33 employees, completes more than 500 projects each year and is presently working on the new Frankfort Police Station.  Mark Sawicki, Class of 1975, is a graduate of the Navy’s Top Gun school and has been a pilot for American Airlines for 33 years.  Our last inductee is Randall “Boe” Workman, Class of 1970, who worked as a speechwriter for the White House under the Reagan administration and is currently Director of CEO Communications for the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP.)

The Frankfort Hot Dog Hall of Fame recognizes graduates of Frankfort High School who have achieved extraordinary lifetime accomplishments.


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