French Creek Development Association (FCDA) is a group of volunteers dedicated to promoting and enhancing the down town area known as the French Creek District. As the banners on the utility poles proclaim:
“French Creek District is the Heart of Avon”
Over the years, FCDA has implemented improvements such as the Gazebo and the adjacent park, The Centennial Plaza with the cast iron clock, the signage "ball" and plaza at the entrance to the Little League fields and other improvements. We also provide the flowers that are installed in the summer and the holiday wreaths in the winter on the utility poles along Detroit Road. This year we installed 15 planters as a bicentennial gift to the City.
2014 Fall Into Avon
“Fall Into Avon” festival took place on September 6th and 7th. Despite Saturday morning rain, by afternoon sidewalks were crowded and Detroit Road was full of vehicles, causing minor traffic jam. The car show was moved to Sunday, and all other venues proceeded as planned. The Kid’s Pavilion entertained with magician, crafts and more. All the cats were adopted at the Pet’s Center and TV personality Dick Goddard signed autographs on Saturday and Sunday. Taste of Avon had 12 vendors and bands performing both days. Saturday a time capsule from 1997 was opened and new time capsule was deposited at the Centennial Plaza in the clock base. Sunday, the car show exhibited 77 cars and the BMX bike, scooter and skateboard competition went well with multiple categories, as did the Scarecrow contest featuring 10 installations around Olde Avon Village. Thanks go to all our sponsors and volunteers who made it happen! Click on photo page for photos from this year’s event.
Holiday Event Planned
Already plans are shaping up for Saturday December 6th holiday event. Much like in the years past, Santa will arrive on a horse drawn sleigh and be escorted from Olde Avon Village to the Gazebo with a parade of kids and kids at heart. There, the City holiday tree will be lighted and the crowd will retire to Avon Isle across the street to meet with Santa, see model train displays and make crafts. This year, being Avon’s bicentennial year, plans are made to have an ice carver at the gazebo creating his frozen magic. Also, real live reindeer will be on hand at Avon Isle for photo ops! And it is our hope that the holiday wreaths will be illuminated and shine in the winter night, unlike before where they disappeared into darkness. Also the 15 planters installed this year by FCDA will be decorated for the holidays.
Just remember, new members are needed to continue these community events! Join us at our meeting on first Tuesday of the month, at 9:30am at St. Mary’s of the Woods on Detroit Road.