Every year, the First Town Days Festival committee attempts to come up with a souvenir plate design that will be attractive, memorable, and highlight the core values of the festival for that festival year. And, of course, since proceeds from plate sales are used to support annual awards to young people of the area, we would like to be able to sell as many plates as possible.
When we meet in committee, we usually come up with several suggestions for the design, and all seem worthy of consideration. Many citizens of our community as well as those who just visit us during festival time have been building collections of these plates and look forward to the release of the souvenir plate each year. We consider this to be very important in our deliberations and in our final selection for the year. The many people who support First Town Days each year are very important to all of us and we therefore strive to offer only the best in product for our customers.
This year, being the 36th year milestone, the choice for plate design centers around the venue in which First Town Days Festival calls home, Tuscora Park. The design is a water-color and was created by Miss Elizabeth Croft of Chicago, daughter of festival committee members Joe and Mindy Croft.
Over the years the festival has featured some individual characteristic or event of the park or of the festival. This year it all comes home to the place we love to call home. The plate design also displays the Rotary wheel at the top of the Carousel pavilion. This is to illustrate the dedication New Phila Rotarians have had in the creation of RTY, Inc., the management company responsible for generous gifts and grants flowing into the park, helping to make it one of the finest municipal parks in Ohio or in the United States. It is therefore with pride that we, the First Town Days Festival Committee, honor Tuscora Park with this year’s souvenir plate design