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.
FALL INTO AVON fall festival will take place Saturday, Sept 6 and Sunday, Sept. 7 along Detroit Rd. between S.R. 83 and S.R. 611. This free event is geared to bring locals and visitors alike to the down town area. Municipal parking behind the Senior Center is centrally located, paved and free. Most venues are an easy walk from there and are marked with banners.
TASTE OF AVON features local eateries with local bands performing. It is located at 36610 Detroit Rd.
KIDS PAVILION, near the municipal parking lot, caters to young children with face painting, crafts, storytellers and more. On Saturday Avon Police Department will be issuing identity kits.
PET ADOPTION will feature a number of local pet rescue organization headlined by TV8’s Dick Goddard. Come see the cute cats and dogs – you can take one home!
SCARECROW COMPETITION featuring local talent will be judged at the festival and can be viewed at the Olde Avon Village.
COMMUNITY AGENCIES will be on site to offer their services; local YMCA, JVS, Avon Garden Club, Lorain Metro Parks as well as Avon’s Library. Avon Historical society will have the Old Town Hall open for viewing.
The above activities will be available both days, Saturday from 11am to 6pm and Sunday noon to 5pm.
On Saturday only, the AVON BICENTENNIAL CAR SHOW will be behind the Village School from noon to 4pm. Rain out day Sunday.
Also on Saturday at 3:00pm the TIME CAPSULE will be opened at the Centennial Plaza – the one with the cast iron clock. This time capsule was deposited there in 1997 when the plaza was built by FCDA. New capsule will be entered there on Sept. 14 – Avon’s bicentennial!
BMX, SCOOTER and SKATE BOARD CHALLENGE will take place at the Skate Park, next to the parking lot, on Sunday at 2:00pm. For $5 entry fee, youth of all ages can show off their skills for 2 minutes in a judged competition.
Click on the PHOTO tab to see pictures from last year’s event.