FOSTORIA RAILPARK UPDATE
FRPS Photo Contest - WINNERS ANNOUNCED Click to see winners.
FOSTORIA IRON TRIANGLE TRAIN SHOW
October 17th 2013
The Fostoria Rail Preservation Society's 12th annual Fostoria Rail Festival is over and Fall is in the air.
Lens-Eye View Photo Contest
Black and White Entries 1st Jay Freet, Mishawaka, IN, 2nd Jimmy Thorp, Fostoria, OH; 3rd Ron Breniser, Goshen, IN
Color Photo Entries: 1st Sam Sponseller, Plymouth, OH; 2nd Christine Berryman, Dearborn, MI; 3rd Stu Nicholson, Columbus, OH,
More than 30 online entries were made in this photo contest with all the entries being available on the FostoriaIronTriangle.com website.
Soup Contest Judges Choice: 1st, Sandy Berrier, Cheeseburger Soup; 2nd Allyson Murray, Steak Vegetable Soup; 3rd, Kay Rochotte, Mexican Corn Chowder; Teresa Lee, Chili #1, & Ellen Gatrell, Cheddar Broccoli #1.
Peoples Choice: 1st Sandy Berrier, Cheeseburger Soup; Marilyn Beers, Garden Vegetable Soup; 2rd Marion Sheets, Kwik-Shake Restaurant, Chili #2.
We did have one unknown person enter a Cheddar Broccoli Soup. We congratulate this person but do not know who prepared the soup.
Thank you to all who entered both contests. Congratulations to the winners. You are all a part of making the 12th Fostoria Rail Festival so successful. FRPS had increased attendance as well as large increase in train show vendor tables sold. Having the Fostoria Chamber Car Show in the school parking lot was beneficial in having more attendance at our event too. Again, thank you to all who participated and congratulations to the winners.
FRPS Festival Chairperson
September 24 2013
Hello to everyone !!!
Over 900 people came through the doors on Saturday, more than 2012. We passed out 375 railfan packets with many already having the packet. We asked for your hometown to find out where everyone came from. Those results will be in the next email too. Over 125 tables were filled with model trains, and train related items. We have heard many good comments from both vendors and customers. N gauge and G gauge were popular and apparently sold out for the vendors. Maybe we need more vendors with N & G gauge. Happy vendors and happy customers make for a good show. The bus tour by Gov. Charles Foster was good but we definitely need to have at least two buses next year and we will do so. Chamber of Commerce Director Pamela Smith had the Chamber Car Show in conjunction with the Rail Festival and this too was a great addition to the days events. The model trains were exciting for all and a thank you to the Saginaw River Valley Model Railroad Club, Dalmation Switching District, Great Lakes HO Module Groupand the Northwestern Modular Railroaders. For 11 years Fostorian Dick Painter has been bringing his B&O steam engine for all to see. What a treat. FRPS member Gerald Lee had a table full of engines, again very interesting for all ages. His brass railroad bell was a hit, (get the pun) and was heard loud and clear at the show. McKenna Essman, local high school student, is interested in the Civil War era and had interesting information on womens clothing in that era. Glad we now have a different dress code in this century. Good job McKenna!! The Fostoria Glass Queen and her court were at the Rail Festival and Car Show selling cookies with the proceeds donated to FRPS. A thank you to the girls!! Soup Contest was, as usual, a big hit. Ten soup entries with all good tasting entries. Sandy Berrier, Fostoria won both Peoples and Judges Choice with her Cheeseburger Soup. The Lens Eye View Photo Contest this year was a little different in its format with Color or Black & White entries. We had all 30 entries on line and have not yet selected the winners. They will be announced in the next email and on our website. We promise next year to have all entries printed off so those attending can vote for Peoples Choice. We are sorry for not having this completed this year. The school cafeteria sold out of food again. That must mean we had many people take advantage of their menu choices. The FRPS website webmaster, Walter needs to be given a big THANK YOU. Without Walter, we would still be in 2009 on our website. What a treat to have information updated ALL the time. Walter, you are great !!!
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