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RAIL FESTIVAL UPDATE 2022
Greetings to all
This is an update on the upcoming Fostoria Rail
Festival. We have had questions as to why there are two different
addresses for the event. The Fostoria Jr/Sr. High School building will
have the vendors and some train layouts, the Fostoria Elem, building
(using the gym), which is beside the high school campus, will have the
larger model train layouts. We have 200+ train vendor tables (55+ vendors)
with many returning vendors and some first-time vendors in Fostoria. The
lobby, gym, auxiliary gym, cafeteria and two adjoining hallways will be
It looks like the weather for next weekend is really
great, mid 70's.
There will be golf carts to take you from the
high school cafeteria to the elem. gym location.
There will be
plenty of parking. When driving to the high school from N.Countyline St,
you will immediately be on the east side of the school, the lobby area.
You can park there or drive around to the rear of the school (west side)
and park either outside of the high school cafeteria or go to the elem.
gym parking lot (which is just west of the high school campus).
The admission is $5.00 per adult with children under 10 free. After
entering the rail festival, you will be given a raffle ticket and be
eligible for our $10. gift certificates. Winning ticket numbers will be
drawn throughout the day with the winning numbers posted beside the FRPS
tables. The winners will be able to use the $10. certificate at any of the
vendors at the rail festival.
The Lens-Eye View PHoto Contest
entries will be on display at the rail festival. So far, there are 22+
entries. The winners are selected by the Fostoria Community Arts Council.
Prizes are $75. 1st prize; $50. 2nd prize; $25. 3rd prize and $10. 1st.
Honorable Mention. The key to the winning photo is how does the photo show
the trains as well as Fostoria's rail locations? Having a photo all
people, not just railfans, would enjoy viewing.
The Fostoria High
School cafeteria will be busy serving all of the hungry attendees. We have
heard only wonderful comments on their delicious food. and reasonable
Something new this year--The Seneca County Health Dept.
has asked to have their van at our event. We will have the van in the west
side parking lot outside of the school cafeteria. The Health Dept. will be
able to provide vaccinations, distribute free test kits and PPE. NO
insurance cards are needed for the services.
Romick Railway will
be providing train rides outside of the building. Attendees of our rail
festival can ride for free.
Hopefully we will have enough
volunteers to have a children's area in the cafeteria. Children will be
able to color train-themed coloring pages. Parents can relax for a while.
We can always use volunteers to help setup the tables Friday night
(3-5pm) and take down the tables Saturday (4-6).
The Fostoria Iron
Triangle Rail Park will be filled with many railfans. Our B&O I-18 caboose
will be open to the public Saturday from 11-1.
Hope to see you,
Last year we had attendees from Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois,
Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, MIchigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New
Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington, West Virginia and
Wisconsin. We are not taking a survey this year, however, IF you want to
advise us of your home state, please do.
Thank You to everyone that made it
a huge success. Here are some photos by Zack Segur
See you next year
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