Fillmore Fun Fest 2015
The Excitement of the Fillmore FunFest Memorial Weekend
The Fillmore FunFest Memorial Day weekend started out Saturday with a fantastic array of beautiful classic show cars. There were over 100 cars that lined the Main St. of Fillmore, New York. All years and models on display. Over 30 trophies were given out. The Best of Show went to Toni Moses for her 1955 Chevy.
Other winners were Vernon Vosburg, Arnie White, Tom & Joan Bell, Bob Levia, Rich Mason, Ken Moses, Terry & Brenda Sisson, Tom & Brenda Robinson, Skip & Linda Benjamin, Richard Blanke, Tom Cassidy, Steve Robbins, Harland Seger, Joe & Andie Lumfola, Mary Woelfle, Tom Woelfle, Dan Gross, Mark & Lorraine Stone, Ted & Bonnie Knight, Dan Strobel, Pete & Pat Quattrone, Hugh & Kathy Paul, Mike Witkowski, Dan Tavano, Bill Freeman, Roger McDowell, Sam Maggio, Vera Maggio, Tom Witkowski, David Gilbert, Jerry Totsline. Congratulations to everyone that won a trophy. We’ll see you all next year.
New this year was a Saturday night Street Dance with our entertainment from the Generation Band from Olean, New York, featuring 50’s and 60’ music that was enjoyed by everyone, including a couple that danced to every song, and foreign exchange students learning how to dance. A great time was had by all.
Sunday was active with the Pine Wood Derby for the children. We had over 40 cars competing in this event. Excitement filled the air from the children when their cars went down the track. The Fillmore Bear helped to encourage them, great job Fillmore Bear. Gary Wolfer did the announcing, Mel Sonnleitner and Michele Hatch did the afficating. The winners of the derby were 1st place Skylar Gaddy, 2nd place Noah Strickland, and 3rd place William Roeske. Congratulations to all the winners. Thank you to everyone involved in helping out for this event.
Also new this year was Cow Plop Bingo, the winner of this event was Greg McKurth. He donated the money to Elizabeth Barry. Elizabeth Barry is a 14 year old girl that has been diagnosed with leukemia. Elizabeth is the granddaughter of Tom and Lynn Barry, a very well-known family in Fillmore. For more information on Elizabeth Barry, you can go to ElizabethStrong.com
Sunday evening was filled with music by means of Street Dance. First to appear on stage was Jordan Potter. What an amazing performance by one of Fillmore’s youth. Second was Cold Creek Band with our local Fillmore man Holden Potter and friend Evan Castle. We once again enjoyed local young performers. The third and final band to enter the stage was The Barry Brothers, Patrick and Bradford Barry, John Mast, Pat Jelly Yeomans. They played folk and roots rock music for a huge participating fan crowd. A donation container was put out for the Barry brother’s 14 year old niece Elizabeth. Community support was abundant for Elizabeth.
At 9:30pm the sky was filled with an illuminating show of beautiful fireworks.
We want to thank everyone for all the donations, helping hands, and encouragement before and after this very busy weekend filled with free amusement rides, great fun and entertainment.The Fillmore FunFest Committee