Update on the Ford City Choo-Choo

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Good things come to those who wait– and believe! As of Friday, January 15th, 2016, 1:00 PM, a TREASURE of this community became titled to the Ford City Renaissance Community Partnership for its revival in creating new memories and history! The Ford City Choo-Choo (Ford City Express) again has a new journey in the near future! Our Facebook page will be updated often, so check for exciting contests and to track the progress of the Ford City Express’ complete restoration to the streets!

2015 Ford City “Fantasy of Lights” Decorating Contest

The FCRCP 2015 Holiday “Fantasy of Lights” Decorating Contest is a festive way to demostrate your community pride and spirit, and also light up this special season.

The perfect project for families and business associates, this contest is open to any home or business within Ford City Borough limits. Cash awards will be granted to the top three home entries, and special plaques awarded to the top three business entries.

Entries must be received by Monday, December 14th. If you have any question, please call 724-763-3974.

Thanks for your anticipated participation! Above all– have fun and share the spirit!

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FCRCP Hosting The Fabulous Hubcaps

Make the Christmas Season especially festive for you, your family, friends, or employees– with an encore performance from one of the nation’s most sought-after oldies band.

The FCRCP is so excited to again host this great tribute band! They’ll be at 10th Street Station, Ford City on Friday, December 11th. Doors open at 6:30, and the the showtime/dance starts at 7:30.

Tickets are $25 and on sale at the following Ford City locations: Janny’s Hallmark, Young’s Interiors, and Baer Beauty. For additional info, ticket sales, and table sponsorships, email fcrcpcares@gmail.com or call 724-763-3974

Hope to see you there!

THANK YOU

Thank you, Ford City, for the opportunity to serve the community for the past five years with light-up festivities, in doing what we love to do- making children smile. Please know that we did our best within our current means to provide a quality event to the community at large.

This wouldn’t be possible without your support. We also appreciate the local merchants who participated and are the backbone of our wonderful small town life. We applaud the many volunteers who helped us to make this happen through all of our recent set-backs. Our sincere hope is to continue this wonderful tradition for years to come.

Happy Holidays, and be sure to stay tuned for photos from this year’s Ford City Light Up Night “Fantasy of Lights: Do You Want to Build a Snowman?”.

“Motoring Memories IV” Car Cruise

Rev up your engines…”Motoring Memories IV” Car Cruise: “A Salute To Our Troops” will take place this Saturday, September 19th in John B. Ford Memorial Park. This fun event will include an “Honor & Remember” Wall, informative stations, speakers speakers, free entertainment, children’s activities, great food, door prizes, and a donation station to make care packages for the troops.

If you would like to participate by showcasing you car, truck, motorcycle or tractor, please call 724-763-3974. The first 150 entries are guaranteed an event-designed dash plaque and goodie bag. Food vendors are also needed and welcomed for this event! You must be set up to tart serving from noon until 5 pm, but there is no charge for set up. For more information visit our Facebook event page or email fcrcpcares@gmail.com

Ford City’s 4th Annual Street Fair and Family Celebration

Great prizes, local food and vendors, crafters, free live entertainment, special family challenges, and children’s activities will be hosted by the FC Hose Co #1 and the FCRCP, Inc. On Saturday, September 5th and Sunday, September 6th the fourth annual Ford City Street Fair and Family Celebration will take place on 4th Avenue and 10th Street. Check out the photos from last year’s event and be sure to join us for some old fashioned family fun! For more information check out our Facebook event page, or email fcrcpcares@gmail.com

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Heart & Sole Race Papers

As some of you may know, the FCRCP “pumping blood back into the streets” through the 4th Annunal Heart & Sole event. This 5K Run/5 M Bike or 5K Run/Walk is occuring in conjunction with the “Old Fashioned Street Fair” on Saturday, August 29th. The following papers are also available on our Facebook page:

It’s an Italian Platter Dinner

Ford City Hose Co. #1 and the FCRCP, Inc. are collaborating once again to bring great comfort food to your palate- in a fundraising effort to cover expenses for their upcoming Labor day Weekend “Street Fair”- offering great free entertainment to the community!

Your delectable Italian Platter Dinner includes: lasagna, spaghetti, meatball, ravioli, tossed salad, roll, and dessert.

This takes place on Saturday, June 13th, at the Ford City Hose Co. #`1 VFD Social Hall, from 4 to 7:30 PM. Platters are $10.00 each.

All tickets will be sold at the door. For more info, please phone 724-859-2913.

 

“Heart & Sole” 5K Documents

The 4th Annual “Heart & Sole” 5K is kicking off the Street Fair on Saturday, August 29th. Through this event, FCRCP hopes to “pump blood back into the streets” and provide fun activities (a warm up before the race and local entertainment), items (high performance t-shirts and other athletic gear are guaranteed to those who register before August 8th), and much more! Attached below is the registration paper and waiver. Please mail the completed form, signed waiver, and application fee to:

Ford City Renaissance Community Partnership, Inc.

Attn.: Race Director

P.O. Box 124

Ford City, PA 16226

You may also register online.

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Schedule of Events for 2015

The FCRCP has had a busy couple of weeks…from the Still Surfin’ event (pictures coming soon), to our first “community social” at the LA Club, to the Polish Platter dinner. And we show no signs of slowing down. Listed below is the tentative schedule for the rest of the year:

  • 4th Annual “Heart & Sole” 5K run/walk or 5K run/5 mile bike (duathlon) will kick off the street fair on August 29th. Race forms and more information will be available shortly here and on our Facebook page.
  • 4th Annual “Ultimate Street Fair and Family Celebration” is taking place on September 5th and 6th in conjunction with the Ford City Hoe Co. #1 VFD. A full schedule will be posted in the future, detailing the games, live entertainment,  food/craft vendors, and activities.
  • The Fabulous Hubcaps return to the 10th Street Station on Friday, December 11th.
  • Ford City’s Frozen “Fantasy of Lights Celebration: Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” occurs on Saturday, November 28th. Save these dates to become absorbed in the spirit of the season and celebrate long running traditions while supporting local businesses.