FCRCP is Seeking New Volunteers

Do you have skills, such as advertising or organization, that you’d could to use to help others? Would you like to become a board member in a non-profit that contributes countless events and programs to the Ford City community? Are you willing to work hard and have fun?

Consider joining the Ford City Renaissance Community Partnership as a member and volunteer. The FCRCP is hosting a Volunteer Recruitment event during National Volunteer Week (April 12-18). The goal of National Volunteer Week is to inspire, recognize and encourage you to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. With your help, we can demonstrate to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges, accomplish our goals, and make a difference.

All of our members and volunteers are deeply valued; they represent the “lifeblood” of the organization. We are also looking for young adults (ages thirteen and up) to form a Community Teen Action Group that is in the initial stages of discussion and consideration.

You may contact us by phone at 724-763-3974 or via email at klukan3974@hotmail.com to confirm your interest and secure a spot for our event in April.

Thank you for your consideration to becoming a part of our team!

Ford City “Fantasy of Lights” Decorating Contest

The FCRCP’s 2014 Holiday “Fantasy of Lights” Decorating Contest is a festive way to demonstrate your community pride and light up this special season. It is also the perfect project for families and businesses alike to work and enjoy a spirited team effort. The 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 at the address noted on the application below by Monday, December 22nd. For questions please call 724-763-3974.

Thanks for your anticipated participation! Together we can regain that true spirit of Christmas and community…Above all, have fun and share the spirit!



*Please note that no members of the FCRCP of their immediate relatives are eligible for prizes- however, their efforts will be acknowledged with the special “Spirit Award”. Also, if there is any interest outside borough limits, please contact us.

Fabulous Hubcaps is Dance/Show, not just a show

An answer for a frequently asked question, direct from Paul Klukan.  (He’s on his cell phone talking and I’m typing.  Jenna, where are you when Paul needs you?) this event is both a dance and a show so come with your dancing shoes on!

Tickets are on sale at Janny’s Hallmark, Baer Beauty, and Young’s Interiors.  See previous post for more details.

This is one of many fundraisers to keep Light Up Night going strong in Ford City.  New decorations for 2014 will be unveiled at light up Night.

Memorial “Star” decorations are still being sold.  Call Paul for details.

FCRCP 2014 Heart & Sole Race Featured on Trib Total Media’s Website

FCRCP’s 3rd Annual Heart and Sole 5K/Duathlon was recently featured on Trib Total Media’s website. To read the article, click here. Through this race, we hope to raise spirits (and funds) for even more events that will benefit the community at large. 

Thank you for your support of this worthy cause, and we hope to see you at the race Saturday!

And as always, be sure to check this website or our Facebook page frequently for information on upcoming events.

Important Information on “Heart & Sole” Race

In a week, the registration fee for the”Heart & Sole” race increases. Be sure to register for this great event before then. It takes place on Saturday, August 23rd, with registration beginning at 6:30 AM on the flat, certified course starting at 3rd Avenue and 10th Street in Ford City.

Whether you’re a seasoned marathoner or a beginner to competitive running/walking, this race has an event for everyone. The options include: A single 5K Run (or walk)  or a 5K Run along with a 5 Mile Bike. You can participate individually or as a team of two, and among various age groups…Take a look at the youngest competitor at the race last year.



To register online, fill out these PDFs and email them to klukan3974@hotmail.com. These forms are also available at the following Ford City locations: S&T Bank, Armstrong Associates FCU, and Janny’s Hallmark.

This race is vital in Ford City Renaissance Community Partnership’s goal make “Light-Up- Night Festivities” happen for the community at large! All proceeds from this event directly support the purchase of lighting supplies, banner brackets, and festivity needs in fostering the Christmas spirit in the community! To see the amazing effect last year’s race had on Ford City’s Light-Up Night 2013- “Fantasy of Lights: Believe in the Magic of Christmas”, check out our Facebook page

Thank you for your support!


PDFs of Important Forms for Heart & Sole Race 2014

Heart & Sole Waiver 2014

Heart & Sole Registration 2014

Stay tuned… the FABULOUS Hubcaps Are Coming to Ford City

Listen up! In a few days, tickets for the The Fabulous Hubcaps will be on sale at two local businesses: Young’s Interior on 5th Avenue and Janny’s Hallmark Shop on Ford Street. Limited seats are also available to purchase by calling 724-763-3974.

The Fabulous Hubcaps

The Fabulous Hubcaps will preform 7:30 PM on Saturday, November 15th at 10th Street Station. Doors open at 6:30 PM. To learn and hear more about The Fabulous Hubcaps, click here.

The FCRCP is honored to host such a great band at a great venue. We hope to see many old and new faces there!

Thank You

The “Salute To Our Troops” Motoring Memories III Car Cruise was a success- a huge thank you to all that participated. FCRCP’s mission and events wouldn’t be possible without the generous support we received- particularly from Mayor Marc Mantini, State Representative Jeff Pyle, Cub Scout Pack 670, Troy Dinga, Sam Piper, Casey Velko, PA Hero Walk, and Veteran’s Alliance. All the “cruisers”, volunteers, attendees, and non-profits are also greatly appreciated for their efforts. In short, thank you; and we hope to see you at next year’s “Salute To Our Troops”.


Polish Platter Dinner

Save the Date!

Ford City Hose Co. #1 and the FCRCP, Inc. are collaborating again in a fundraising event to cover the expense for their upcoming Labor Day Weekend Street Fair.

A Polish platter dinner, with the option of eating in or taking out. Your homemade dinner includes- a cabbage roll, pierogies, haluski, kielbasa & sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, paska (bread), and dessert.

Saturday, May 10th, 2014, from 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Ford City Hose Co. #1 VFD Social Hall

The cost is $12.00 per platter. Tickets will be available beginning April 21st through any FCRCP Committee Member or Volunteer Fireman. You may also call 724-763-9580 or 724-763-8683. All tickets purchased in advance guarantee your meal.


Salute Our Troops at the “Motoring Memories III” Themed Car Cruise

The third annual Motoring Memories car cruise will be on May 24th, 2014 at the John B. Ford Memorial Park, Ford City. During this event (and throughout Memorial Day Weekend) the FCRCP and the Pennsylvania Wounded Warrior Project will showcase the photos and names of service men and women you would like to be recognized.

Please send your 8″x10″ duplicate photos of loved ones to FCRCP, Inc., P.O. Box 124, Ford City, PA 16226. Be sure to include their full name, hometown, branch of service, years of service, and any other information you would like to share.

Thank you for your help in creating this special tribute. Also, thanks to Theresa Frerotte Evans for the wonderful suggestion!