Minutes of the Avon Historical Society, 5-1-13

  • 9-7-13: "Fall Into Avon" -- Fall Festival -- Weekend of September 7-8, 2013

    President Ralph White called the May 1, 2013, meeting of the Avon Historical Society to order at 7 p. m.

    The minutes of the April 3 meeting were approved as read with Jim Szipple making the motion and Jack Smith seconding. There were 16 members and guests present.

    Christine White reported on the treasury at $5201.64.

    Jack reported the results of the Avon City Council vote regarding the Schwartz/Nagel Roads project. The $1M road change will consist of 4 turning lanes and a traffic light.

    Jack and others expressed disappointment in the vote outcome not considering the adverse effect that will impact the century home at the northeast corner of the intersection.

    Jack also expressed disappointment in the local papers that did not print his letter nor cover effectively the situation. He said, however, that both the Chronicle and the Sun printed his letter.

    Jack next reported on the Bicentennial project planned for 2014. Depending on the price, outdoor weather-proof, vandal resistant photo plaques will be installed at the entrance of Schwartz Road Park. The Wilbur Cahoon House of 1825 and the Schwartz Homestead will be considered for depiction. Jack with Ralph's help will pursue the cost estimate.

    In new business, Jean Fischer said Bob Evans restaurant is redecorating their establishment and gave the Historical Society the old framed photos that had been on display in the dining room. Ralph suggested that some of them could be displayed at Avon Isle.

    Stan Hawryluk encouraged people to attend the July 14 field trip to the Thomas Edison house in Milan. The society will car pool and meet at 3450 Long Road at 12 noon. Jack will e-mail members the specifics in July.

    The meeting adjourned at 7:20. Jean introduced the speaker Robert Ebert, a retired Baldwin College professor who is also active in the Lorain County Historical Society. His topic was the car industry in Lorain County.

    Respectfully submitted, JoAnne Easterday, Secretary

    Mark your calendars for a field trip to Edison's Birthplace at 1 pm on Sunday, 7-14-13. We plan to assemble at noon on 7-14-13 at 3450 Long Rd. for carpooling and caravaning. For more information, contact Stan Hawryluk at 934-0224.

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    "Fall Into Avon" -- Fall Festival -- Weekend of September 7-8, 2013

    A new event will be a golf outing held on Friday, September 6 as a kick-off for the weekend. The festival will once again include the "Kid's Pavilion", "BMX, Skateboard and Scooter Challange", the ever popular "Taste of Avon" and a variety of community booths and activities. The Merchants will be open all weekend with special sales.

    Also new is a Pet Adoption Center with a visit from TV8's Dick Goddard.

    The Old Town Hall of 1871 will be open; The "Guide to the North Ridge Scenic Bywqy" will be on sale.

    Hot link: www.avonhistory.org/jean/bcen14.htm

    Participants in the Joyce Buick GMC - French Creek Golf Challange at Bobolink will have an option of 9 or 18 holes, $35 or $50 respectively, including 1/2 cart, dinner and prizes. Call Fran Burik at 934-4420 for more information. Enter the "hole-in-one" comtest for a chance to win a new car.

    The Fall Into Avon festival includes the Taste of Avon, where numerous local eateries offer their specialties all in one spot, the area behind The JL Smith Group who sponsors this part of the festival. It is located at the corner of Detroit Rd and Ridgeland Drive. Local bands, singing choirs and other performers provide entertainment the entire weekend.

    The Kids Pavilion this year will be adjacent to the Skate Park by the Senior Center and is sponsored by Avon Oaks Caring Community. It will include a bounce house, face painting and other children's games. The Kids Pavilion will be open both Saturday and Sunday, 9-7 and 8, 2013.

    On Sunday, the BMX (bike-skateboard-scooter) Challange will once again take place at 2 pm at the skate park. Youth, by age categories, will show off their skills in two minute sigments. This popular event last year is getting even bigger with the addition of scooters.

    We are still looking for event sponsorships! Contact Fran at 440-934-4420 if you would like to get your company or organization a local presence at this event which draws 8,000 to 10,000 people.

    The Avon Bistorical Society will have the Old Town Hall of 1871 open to the public during "Fall Into Avon", September 7-8, 2013. The "Guide to the North Ridge Scenic Byway" will be on sale.

    Learn about Avon's 2014 Bicentennial at

    www.avonhistory.org/jean/bcen14.htm

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    Golf Sign Up

    JOYCE BUICK GMC - FRENCH CREEK GOLF CHALLENGE

    Friday, September 6, 2013

    Hole in one car give-away sponsored by JOYCE BUICK GMC

    Two Man Scramble, trophies and other door prizes

    WHERE: Bob - O Link Golf Course, 4141 Center Rd, Avon

    WHEN: 9-6-13, 12:30pm -- 18 holes, 3:00pm -- 9 holes

    PRICE: 18 holes, ˝ cart, box lunch and cook your own steak cook-out - $50.00

    9 holes, ˝ cart and cook your own steak cook-out - $35.00

    Dinner only - $15, Food prepared by Tom's Country Place

    Sign up early, tee times are limited ...

    The event is a part of the Fall Into Avon festival that weekend.

    Name:

    Phone:

    Partner(s):

    or pair me up:

    ( ) 18 holes ($50 per playr):

    ( ) 9 holes ($35 per player):

    dinner only -- ($15), how many?:

    Dinners are included for each player. Additional dinners can be purchased fr those not taking part in the golf challange

    Total included: $

    Make check payable to French Creek Foundation, P.O. Box 111, Avon, Oh 44011

    or drop it off at Joyce Buick GMC, 38039 Chester Rd. or Bob -O -Link Golf Course, 4141 Center Rd. in Avon, Oh

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    Golf Hole Sponsorship

    JOYCE BUICK GMC - FRENCH CREEK GOLF CHALLENGE

    Hole in one car give-away sponsored by JOYCE BUICK GMC

    Friday, September 6, 2013

    WHERE: Bob-O-Link Golf Course, 4141 Center Rd, Avon, OH 44011

    Would your organization be interested in sponsoring a hole at the upcoming golf tournament?

    We anticipate up to 144 rounds played. Your organization can sponsor a hole(s) for $100 per hole.

    An 18" x 24" sign will be placed at the tee area and your firm can have presence, a spokesperson / greeter, there.

    See frenchcreekdev.com for more information and to download registration form (18 holes with dinner $50, 9 holes with dinner $35) or call the event organizer French Creek Development Association (FCDA) at 440-934-4420.

    FCDA is a not-for profit group dedicated to promoting and enhancing the downtown Avon area known as the French Creek District.

    The event is a part of Fall Into Avon festival that weekend.

    Organization's Name:

    Contact person:

    phone:

    E-mail:

    Text to be printed on sign:

    Number of holes at $100 each:

    Total included: $

    Please make checks payable to French Creek Foundation, mail to P.O. Box 111, Avon, Oh 44011

    To allow for fabrication of the signs all entries must be received by August 16, 2013. If applicable, please provide Logo in electronic format, send to frenchcreekdev@centurytel.net - Subject 'hole sponsor'.

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    "Fall into Avon" Scarecrow Competition

    For the past two years the "Fall into Avon" Scarecrow Competition and the images of Fall have inspired local artists to create amazing exhibits. This year's Scarecrow Competition, sponsored by "The Shoppes of Olde Avon Village", offers a Grand Prize of $500, plus a number of other valuable prizes.

    Local artists and creative minded individuals are encouraged to join in the fun. For a Scarecrow Competition registration form, visit

    www.frenchcreekdistrict.com

    For over two decades residents of Avon and northern Ohio have celebrated the start of the Fall Season with its annual "Fall Festival" (aka "Country Living Festival"). Antique Dealers from the region descend on Avon to display and sell their treasures.

    Local merchants feature fall décor for the home and seasonal fashions for men, women and children. Attendees are able to take advantage of fabulous deals at sidewalk sales and in-store specials. Avon restaurants offer gourmet specials, guaranteed to tempt any palate.

    Other activities planned for this year's event will be a Pet Adoption Center with a visit from TV8's Dick Goddard.

    "The Taste of Avon", hosted by J.L. Smith Tax Advisory will feature local restaurants and food vendors, as well as live local bands.

    Avon Oaks' Acorn Childcare will host this years "Kid's Pavilion". Planned activities for children will include: magic shows, face painting, children's craft projects, bounce house, a coloring contest, child fingerprinting, and much more.

    A BMX/Skateboard Competition, sponsored by Randall's Team Shop, is scheduled for Sunday, September 8th at the Avon Skatepark. The Vintage Car Show, sponsored by Reed Allen-State Farm Insurance is scheduled for Saturday (rain date-Sunday).

    The Joyce Buick GMC French Creek Golf Challenge is the opening event on Friday, September 6th at Bob-O-Link Golf Course. Proceeds from the Golf Challenge will go towards French Creek District beautification projects.

    Contact Information:

    Lori Miles, 440.934.3778

    Details ~ 36840 Detroit Rd., Avon, OH 44011

    info@frenchcreekdistrict.com

    Fran Burik, President, 440.934.4420

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    Creative Minds Wanted for the "Fall into Avon" Scarecrow Competition

    Avon's Fall Festival

    For the past two years the "Fall into Avon" Scarecrow Competition and the images of Fall have inspired local artists to create amazing exhibits. This year's Scarecrow Competition, sponsored by "The Shoppes of Olde Avon Village", offers a Grand Prize of $500, plus a number of other valuable prizes.

    Local artists and creative minded individuals are encouraged to join in the fun. For a Scarecrow Competition registration form, visit

    www.frenchcreekdistrict.com

    For over two decades residents of Avon and northern Ohio have celebrated the start of the Fall Season with its annual "Fall Festival" (aka "Country Living Festival"). Antique Dealers from the region descend on Avon to display and sell their treasures.

    Local merchants feature fall décor for the home and seasonal fashions for men, women and children. Attendees are able to take advantage of fabulous deals at sidewalk sales and in-store specials. Avon restaurants offer gourmet specials, guaranteed to tempt any palate.

    Other activities planned for this year's event will be a Pet Adoption Center with a visit from TV8's Dick Goddard.

    "The Taste of Avon", hosted by J.L. Smith Tax Advisory will feature local restaurants and food vendors, as well as live local bands.

    Avon Oaks' Acorn Childcare will host this years "Kid's Pavilion". Planned activities for children will include: magic shows, face painting, children's craft projects, bounce house, a coloring contest, child fingerprinting, and much more.

    A BMX/Skateboard Competition, sponsored by Randall's Team Shop, is scheduled for Sunday, September 8th at the Avon Skatepark. The Vintage Car Show, sponsored by Reed Allen-State Farm Insurance is scheduled for Saturday (rain date-Sunday).

    The Joyce Buick GMC French Creek Golf Challenge is the opening event on Friday, September 6th at Bob-O-Link Golf Course. Proceeds from the Golf Challenge will go towards French Creek District beautification projects.

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    Scarecrow Competition - Enter to Win!

    Join in the fun and a chance to win valuable prizes. $500 Grand Prize!

    1. Fill out the entry form and return to the following address by August 1, 2013. Theme ideas will be accepted on a "first-come, first-serve" basis to avoid duplication. You must adhere to your original theme, or petition for an alternative theme.

    2. Your exhibit must be freestanding, sturdy and weatherproof in order to qualify for displaying and judging. Consider the wind and rain when choosing and securing materials to your creation. We strongly encourage you to visit the display during the weekend for a "check up" to ensure it is looking its best. No business names and/or phone numbers may be used in the exhibit.

    3. "Fall into Avon" and The Olde Avon Village are not responsible for the security of the scarecrows on display.

    4. Exhibits must be set up between 10 a.m. Friday, September 6, 2013 and 9 a.m. Saturday, September7, 2013. Please take care during set up and be respectful of the grounds and structures at the property. Any damage to the site property is at your expense.

    5. "Fall into Avon" reserves the right to take photos of the exhibits and use these photos for future promotion, without reimbursement to the designer(s). Photographs become the property of the French Creek Development and French Creek Merchants' Associations.

    6. The exhibits may be held on display for public enjoyment through the end of the Fall season. Your exhibit should be removed the first week of October. Unclaimed exhibits will be discarded

    7. The exhibits will be judged by an impartial third party at the close of the event. You do not have to be present to win. Prize winners will be notified the week following the event.

    Please PRINT clearly. Mail completed forms to French Creek Foundation - c/o Treehouse Gallery 36840 Detroit Rd, Avon OH 44011

    Entrant's Name:

    OR Company/School/Troop/Group Name (also include Primary Contact Person's Name):

    Address:

    City State Zip:

    Email:

    Contact Phone Number:

    Exhibit Name:

    Exhibit Description:

    For information or questions, please contact Genna at 440.934.1636.

    My signature indicates that I understand and agree to all of the rules of the Fall into Avon Scarecrow Competition:

    Signature:

    Date:

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