Canal Clean Sweep 2014

102_2176Volunteers Wanted for Fairport’s Canal Clean Sweep
Harsh Winter Creates Numerous Volunteer Opportunities  

102_2161Fairport, NY— spring is here and once again the Village of Fairport will be participating in the state-wide Canal Clean Sweep event. This year’s event, will be held on Saturday April 26, from 9am – 12 noon, will again focus on cleaning up public spaces throughout the central business and canal districts of the village. It is sponsored by the Fairport Partnership for a Better Community, the Fairport Perinton Merchants Association and the Village of Fairport.

Each year, scores of volunteers from civic and youth groups, to individuals aged 4 to 84, come together to participate. Volunteer services organizations, couples, families and individuals also participate as many village merchants power wash, sweep, and clean their storefronts, sidewalks and landscapes. Hundreds of bags of trash are collected.

Department of Public Works Chief, Paul Feeley, advises that the winter has taken a severe toll on streets, sidewalks and tree lawns. Therefore, those projects will be the primary focus of the Public Works Department in the coming weeks, leaving other spring cleanup projects in need.  This means the work of this year’s volunteers, particularly in the canal-side and village parks will more important than ever.

Event coordinators include Scott Winner of the Fairport Partnership for a Better Community, Joel Cuminale of Turning Point Signs and Design, and Fairport Partnership Adopt-A-Trail coordinator and Clean Sweep event chair, Cindy Hunt.

To register for Fairport’s Canal Clean Sweep 2014 contact Hunt at or at (585) 377-2655 or, Winner at or (585) 377-6010.

Participants are asked to gather canal side at the Box Factory Pavilion beginning at 8:30 am the day of the event and to bring rakes, push brooms, flat shovels and work gloves. Water, coffee and donuts will be available as will free pizza after the morning’s work is done. A limited number of event t-shirts will be raffled off to those who participated.

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Scouts Occupy Potter Park

This afternoon, rain or shine, nearly 100 Scouts, WWII reenactors and Civil War reenactors are set to encamp at Potter Park. Their goal is to help raise funds for the replacement of the Veteran’s Memorial there. Tonight’s overnight encampment will be followed by a day of ceremonies, games and other activities for the entire public to come and enjoy. The festivities begin at 10am and continue until 3pm. Operation Potter Patriot is the result of the collective efforts of the Boy Scout Troops of the Fairport area including Troops 207, 208, 209, 273, 325 and 469.  Bring your kids or grandkids and enjoy a wonderful day full of interactive fun.  Come and support the Scouts and local veterans by buying a brick or making a donation.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration 2014!

Save the date! The Fairport Partnership Celebrates Cinco de Mayo one month from today!

Tickets are available for purchase on the Cinco de Mayo Celebration 2014 page.

Fairport Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Operation Potter Patriot


Potter PosterOn Friday, April 4th, more than 75 Fairport-area Boy Scouts will establish an overnight encampment at Potter Park and host a day filled with family-friendly events on Saturday, April 5th from 10am to 3pm.  Events include living history demonstrations featuring 18th, 19th and 20th century reenactors from the Civil War, Revolutionary War and WWII, and military vehicles such as a Humvee and a 1942 Willys Jeep.  Saturday’s activities include rock wall climbing, knot tying relays, branding, Cubmobile races and Noodleball.  All activities at this rain or shine event are free and open to the public.

Schedule of Events:
10am – Opening Ceremony
10:30-12:00 – Activities/Events
12:00-1:00 – Activities stop. Concessions are available.
1:00-3:00 – Activity/Events Resume
3:00 – Closing Ceremony

2013: A Year in Review

UntitledOn Monday, March 10, 2014 the Fairport Partnership presented a review to the Fairport Village Board.  The presentation reflected upon all the Partnership had accomplished in 2013, including website development, Veteran’s Memorial design drawings, tourism/destination marketing efforts, fundraising and local festivals and events.  View the pdf here: 2013: A Year in Review.