Fairport Oktoberfest 2016


Canal Clean Sweep 2016

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Volunteer for Fairport’s Annual Canal Clean Sweep!


This year the Fairport Perinton Partnership for a Better Community and Senator Rich Funke team up with the NYS Canal Corporation, and Parks and Trails as local sponsors of the state-wide Canal Clean Sweep 2016 event, Saturday April 23, from 9am-12pm. Efforts focus on cleaning up public spaces throughout the central business and canal districts of the village.

Every year volunteers ranging from 4 to 84 years old, as individuals or with civic and youth groups, participate. Participants are asked to meet at the Box Factory Pavilion at 9am. Bring a favorite broom, flat shovel, and rake, and join Fairport and Perinton neighbors to benefit the Canal and community by giving the New York’s Canal System and Trail a thorough cleaning.

Event coordinators include Scott Winner of the Fairport Partnership for a Better Community, Kevin Knapp of Senator Funke’s Office, Fairport Partnership Adopt-A-Trail coordinator and Clean Sweep event chair, Cindy Hunt and Joel Cuminale of Turning Point Signs and Design. Individuals and groups interested in participating in Canal Clean Sweep 2016 can contact Hunt at cindyhunt1964@hotmail.com or at (585) 377-2655 or, Winner at info@fairportpartnership.org or (585) 377-6010.

For more information go to www.fairportpartnership.org

Buy-A-Brick For Memorial Day

 FF Potter Patriot BannerMemorial Day Brick Deadline May 1st

Fairport’s Veterans Memorial at Potter Park features an area for the display of memorial bricks. Those interested in purchasing a personalized brick to honor a United States veteran for Memorial Day 2016 must send in an order by the May 1st production deadline. Buy-A-Brick forms can be downloaded at www.fairportfoundation.org in the donate tab.

The 4”X8” bricks are intended to honor United States Military Veterans only, and are limited to one Veteran per brick. Each brick costs $100 and has 3 lines with 20 characters permitted per line. Line one includes first name, middle initial, and last name, line two may include rank and or branch such as “PVT” or “USA”, and line three may include your choice of conflict, theatre of operation, dates of service, special awards, etc. Veterans need not be natives of Fairport or Perinton.

Potter Park has been a focal point of the Fairport Village for many years, honoring the brave men and women who have served in the military. Frederick Potter donated this property in 1943, and has since been used as a community and teen center, a playground, a public park, and memorial to soldiers. The Fairport Historic Preservation Commission (FHPC) officially designated Potter Memorial as a Village landmark in June 2010.

Fairport Partnership now Fairport Perinton Partnership

New Year, New Board, New Name
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Former Town Supervisor of Perinton, Jim Smith was re-elected for a second term, as President of the Fairport Perinton Partnership for a Better Community and Fairport Foundation (FPBC/FF) by the organization’s board of directors.

“The Partnership serves a unique role – engaging our group of volunteers’ skill set to do things necessary to preserve and enhance the quality of life in the Fairport-Perinton community. We have assembled an extraordinarily qualified team of individuals to enact the Partnership’s 2016 agenda. I look forward to a great year of accomplishment.”

Also re-elected is former deputy town supervisor, Patricia Knapp, as Vice President. William Harris, an employee of the Bonadio Group, returns as Treasurer of the Partnership. Bob Hunt, retired founder of Hunt Engineers, returns as Treasurer of the Foundation.

New to the board, Chamberlain Rattelade has been elected Secretary of the FPBC/FF, replacing long time Secretary, Kimberly Guida. Rattelade is an assistant property manager for Morgan Property Management, She has previously served the community as a Fairport high school student advisor to the village board, and once served as a summer intern for the Partnership.

Another new addition to the board is Susan Frykholm. Frykholm is employed by the Town of Perinton as a Deputy Clerk and has 20 years of community development experience, including with City of Rochester.

Also new this year is an organizational name change. The Fairport Partnership is now doing business as the “Fairport Perinton Partnership.” This change reflects the Partnership’s increasing role in community development for the Town of Perinton as well as Perinton’s increasing commitment to the mission of the Partnership. Perinton and the Partnership have collaborated on several projects, including the Ice Rink at Fairport Junction, the O’Connor Road re-alignment, and upcoming redevelopment of Perinton Park.

The Fairport Perinton Partnership for a Better Community is supported by the Fairport-Perinton Merchants Association, the Village of Fairport, the Fairport Municipal Commission, and the Town of Perinton.

More than 70 Fairport and Perinton residents serve as volunteers on various standing committees of the Partnership, meeting monthly to focus on areas of local economic development including design, outreach, promotions and economic restructuring. Hundreds more volunteers participate in Partnership projects and events, including members of the Fairport Rotary Club, Fairport Flower City Masonic Lodge, Perinton Historical Society, and Fairport-Perinton Merchants Association. Those interested in volunteering with the Partnership may call 585-377-6010 or e-mail scott@fairportpartnership.org

Board of Directors 2016:

Executive Committee
James SmithPresident               
Patricia S. Knapp – Vice President
William Harris IV – Treasurer (FPBC)
Bob Hunt Treasurer (Fpt. Fdtn.)  
Chamberlain Rattelade – Secretary
Art Alvut
Jeanne Byassee
Susan Frykholm
Lew Heisman
Clark King  
Valerie Wilcox

Client Advisory Committee
Michael Barker-Town of Perinton                                                  
John Barthelmes- FPMA
Frederick H. May-Village of Fairport
Bob Cantwell /Steve Schalabba-FMC
Dave Large – Learning Links

Executive Director
Scott Winner

Paul O’Keefe CPA

Charter Members
Edward Bradford
Jeanne Byassee
Robert Cantwell
Kimberly Guida
Fritz May
Gian-Paul Piane
Steven Schalabba




As a member benefit you can purchase a booth at Fairport Oktoberfest at an 80% discount. For your $100 you can have presence in front of thousands who attend this growing festival each year. Now in our sixth year, Fairport Oktoberfest has grown at a rate of more than 30% each year, putting us on par with the largest Oktoberfests in New York State. Nearly 5,000 people attended last year, 80% coming from within 5 miles of Fairport. Of those attending, 35% of attendees claim an average household income of over $100,000 annually. Clearly, Fairport Oktoberfest has become another Fairport festival tradition, one that gives your business great exposure to an affluent local audience.

Please see our Merchant Application to apply.