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Sights & Sounds on Second Festival & Parade

tree by JCsmaller26th Annual Sights and Sounds Festival & Parade – “Sounds of Christmas”
Sponsored by: City of Fort Pierce, Applebee’s of Fort Pierce, Ocean Chiropractic & Health Center, and Waste Management.

The bells will be ringing and music will be all around on Sunday, December 7, 2014, as Main Street Fort Pierce and the Sunrise Kiwanis kick off the 26th Annual Sights & Sounds on Second Festival and Parade in Historic Downtown Fort Pierce. Theme: “Sounds of Christmas”

Main Street Fort Pierce is so happy to be celebrating our 26th parade and to announce this year’s Grand Marshal – The Fort Pierce Sunrise Kiwanis. The City of Fort Pierce, Main Street Fort Pierce and our citizens have worked very hard to create a beautiful downtown and the Sights & Sounds on Second Festival and Parade is the perfect time to showcase our community to our visitors and friends.

Main Street Fort Pierce has a day full of activities that will appeal to all ages and we hope that you will find the time to join us for this exceptional day. Begin your day with Common Ground Vineyard Church. The church will hold an outdoor Sunday Service at 10:30 am and the public is welcome to join them at the intersection of Orange Avenue and Second Street.

The festival, sponsored by Applebee’s of Fort Pierce, Ocean Chiropractic & Health Center, & Waste Management, begins at 1:00 pm with entertainment by The Treble Girls, a vocal group of girls ages 7-14. The girls will perform a variety of holiday songs and sing a welcome to Santa at 1:30. After the arrival of Santa, the crowd will be entertained by local community groups: Star City Dance at 2:00 pm, True Crew Dance will be performing at 2:45 pm and a dance performance by Mrs. P’s Dance Studio at 3:30 pm.

Main Street Fort Pierce will have a special Kid’s Area located on Second Street between Orange Avenue and Avenue A. The kid’s zone will include Santa, Pony Rides, Lawnmower Train Rides, Face Painting and a special activity area sponsored by Macaroni Kid.

Local shops and restaurants will be open for your shopping and dining experience, along with food vendors, arts and crafts, and the much anticipated Christmas parade at 4:30 pm.

IMG_0837The Sights & Sounds Parade, sponsored by the Fort Pierce Sunrise Kiwanis starts at Tickle Tummy Hill on Second Street. It will travel south to Orange Avenue; turn east on Orange and North on Indian River Drive concluding at the River Walk Center. There will be special appearances by Ronald McDonald, Pierce the Pelican, McGruff the Crime Dog, and Santa Claus.

Immediately following the Parade will be the lighting of the Holiday Christmas Tree. The tree is located in the roundabout at Avenue A & Indian River Drive. The Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society will be at the roundabout playing holiday jazz music before and after the tree lighting.
After the tree lighting, stay around for the “The Holiday Lights Spectacular” in Marina Square on Melody Lane. “The Holiday Lights Spectacular” is presented by the City of Fort Pierce. The light show consists of over 100,000 lights synchronized to holiday music and is a must see for both locals and out of town guests. The lights and music will run from 6:00 – 9:00 pm daily until January 4, 2015.

“Sounds of Christmas” is special time and we hope you and your family will join us for the festival and parade. For more information call Main Street Fort Pierce at 772-466-3880 or www.mainstreetfortpierce.org

Free Parking:
City Parking Garage (Orange Avenue & Depot Drive)
County Parking Garage (2nd Street & Boston Avenue)
Parking Lot (South Indian River Drive between Orange Avenue & Avenue A)
Parking Lot (North Indian River Drive between AE Backus Avenue & Avenue D)

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December Friday Fest

December Friday Fest

Friday, December 5, 2014

Meet the Band – The Humdingers
DingersBW1Come to Friday Fest and enjoy the sounds of the Humdingers. The Humdingers play a great selection of new wave, surf up and rock music to have you up and dancing in the plaza.

SANTA is coming to Friday Fest. Santa will be at Friday Fest from 6:30 to 8:00 pm talking to the children and passing out candy canes in front of the library.

Jeff Brown, from iHeartMedia’s WAVW 92.7 and OLDIES 103.7, will also be at the December Friday Fest entertaining the crowd with Top 40 music. All in Fun. Inc, has teamed up with Main Street Fort Pierce to provide children’s activities during Friday Fest. The children’s activities include a Giant Slide and a bounce house. Have your face painted by Masquerade Expressions.
Arts & crafts vendors will line up in front of the Indian River in Marina Square. Make sure you bring your appetite when you come to Friday Fest. The food variety includes Greek, Caribbean, barbeque ribs & chicken, seafood, Americana, and various snack items.
Admission is always FREE at Friday Fest and there is always plenty of food, music, and activities for all ages! Parking Garage is open and free for your parking convenience!
DINE, SHOP, AND ENJOY BEAUTIFUL, HISTORIC, DOWNTOWN FORT PIERCE
FRIDAY FEST – DECEMBER 5, 2014 – 5:30 to 9:00 PM
Fort Pierce City Marina Square
Melody Lane and Avenue A, Fort Pierce, FL 34950
Yearly Sponsors of Friday Fest includes:
All in Fun, Budweiser, iHeartMedia’s WAVW 92.7 and OLDIES 103.7, Coca-Cola, DYER Chevrolet of Fort Pierce, Ocean Chiropractic & Health Center, Park’s Rental, Reliable Poly Johns, and St. Lucie News Tribune/TCPalm
 

 

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Out on Bail to play November Friday Fest

November Friday Fest – November 7, 2014 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Meet the Band: Out on Bail 10-31-14
Out On Bail is a 6 piece band made up of long time Fort Pierce residents Mitch Hilburn (drums and vocals), Bill Smith (lead guitar), Duane “Smitty” Smith (Bass guitar), Larry Chapman (lead vocalist) and David Williams

(harmonica and vocals). The band has recently added keyboardist Mike Hankins, who has recently returned from Nashville after touring with the Brian Collins Band. Out On Bail’s music selection covers a wide variety of
genres ranging from Rock to Country, and emphasizes strong vocals and background harmonies.

Jeff Brown, from iHeartMedia’s WAVW 92.7 and OLDIES 103.7, will also be at the Friday Fest entertaining the crowd with Top 40 music.
All in Fun. Inc, has teamed up with Main Street Fort Pierce to provide children’s activities during Friday Fest. The children’s activities include a Giant Slide and a bounce house. Have your face painted by Masquerade Expressions.
Arts & crafts vendors will line up in front of the Indian River in Marina Square.
Make sure you bring your appetite when you come to Friday Fest. The food variety includes Greek, Caribbean, barbeque ribs & chicken, seafood, Americana, and various snack items.
Admission is always FREE at Friday Fest and there is always plenty of food, music, and activities for all ages! Parking Garage is open and free for your parking convenience!
DINE, SHOP, AND ENJOY BEAUTIFUL, HISTORIC, DOWNTOWN FORT PIERCE
FRIDAY FEST – NOVEMBER 7, 2014 – 5:30 to 9:00 PM
Fort Pierce City Marina Square
Melody Lane and Avenue A, Fort Pierce, FL 34950
Yearly Sponsors of Friday Fest includes:
All in Fun, Budweiser, iHeartMedia’s WAVW 92.7 and OLDIES 103.7, Coca-Cola, DYER Chevrolet of Fort Pierce, Ocean Chiropractic & Health Center, Park’s Rental, Reliable Poly Johns, and St. Lucie News Tribune

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Main Street Golf Tournament

Main Street Fort Pierce would like to thank all the sponsors, players, and volunteers who joined us for this year’s golf tournament. The weather was perfect, the scores were low and Gator Trace Golf & Country Club was the prefect host for our annual event.

Congratulations to the winners!

Here are the results of the tournament:
1st Place
Team South Florida Aluminum: Russ Herron, Don Yates, Scott Attey, & Brad Yates
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2nd Place
Team Hack O’ Lanterns: Val & Frank Schulte, James Carnes & Chris Grim
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3rd Place
Team Wile: Erik Wile, Michael Brooks, Robert Cash, & Kori Benton
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Women Longest Drive: Cindi O’Connell

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Longest Drive: Michael Brooks
Closest to the Pin: Michael Brooks

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Putting Contest: Patrick Hilburn
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Sponsors: Budweiser, Ocean Chiropractic & Heath Center, Waste Management, Inc.

Putting Green Sponsors: CenterState Bank & the Law Firm of Hoskins, Turco, Lloyd & Lloyd

Tee Sponsors: 2nd Street Bistro, Affordable Flooring, All in Fun, Inc., Berger, Toombs, Elam, Gaines & Frank, CPA’s, Campaign for Larry Lee, Campaign for Tom Perona, East Coast Lumber/Ace Hardware, Farm Bureau/Earl Gordon, The Original Tiki, Pamela Punkar & Garry Dundas, Seacoast National Bank, HST/Linkside, Beth & Karl Williams, Edward W. Becht P.A., and Treasure Coast Hospice/Ginger King

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Ghost of Fort Pierce Past Historic Walking Tour

2008 GWThe “Ghosts of Fort Pierce Past” Historic Walking Tour will be held on Wednesday, October 29, 2014. This event only happens once a year so you don’t want to miss your chance to hear the many secrets of Downtown Fort Pierce and the stories of the people who made our town great. You will encounter live characters at every stop! Actors will reveal the history of buildings and the evidence of a “ghostly presence.”

The “Ghosts of Fort Pierce Past” Historic Walking Tour is sold out every year. Main Street Fort Pierce holds three different tours; North, South and Edgartown. The first tours leaves at 5:30 pm with tours leaving every 15 minutes after that. The last tour leaves at 7:30 pm. Each tour includes 9 historic stops. Tours will last approximately 1 to 1-1/2 hours.

Highlights for the North Tour include: a stop at Fee’s Hardware & Mortuary where the notorious Ashley Gang’s bodies were laid on the sidewalk like prey displayed after a big hunt. Throughout the evening you will hear the explosion of cannons detonated by a squadron of soldiers reenacting former war time at the Old Fort Pierce. Other stops include pioneer rancher, Frank Raulerson; Henry Flagler and the “Night Train”; Zora Neale Hurston, former folklorist and author; Annie Hogg, owner of the PP Cobb General Store; and Ms. Elizabeth Palmer who still haunts her cottage on 2nd Street.

The South Tour is also rich with history and paranormal activities. Stroll through the Sunrise Theatre with Mom & Pop Kobelgard. Here you may encounter one of the many ghostly ushers who hang around the theatre. Next, wander through the haunted Sun Trust building; where the harmless spirits move to greet you. Continuing with the tour you will encounter an authentic blacksmith reenacting his early profession. Other stops include Mr. Miley, reporter and editor for the Fort Pierce News; Mr. Klopp, the courthouse architect who was crushed by a 5-ton safe, the historic Fort Pierce Hotel and Boston House.

Edgartown is an important part of the history of Fort Pierce’s history. Once a fishing village it was founded in the mid 1800’s. The community is located to the north of Tickle Tummy Hill. Alford Lagow was the founder of Edgartown and named the new town after his grandson, Edgar Bowman.

The Edgartown Tour will feature Lucinda Lagow, wife of the founder of Edgartown. She shares the gossip of the early settlers in in her town and how she lived back in the 1890’s. Moving on you will encounter a rugged old fisherman mending his fishing nets reminiscing about his life on the river. The Coral and Yellow houses, sit side-by-side, boast of ghostly souls who wrap on windows and slam doors. Mr. Hill, a beekeeper and photographer shows his ghostly presence on the darkest of nights. Other stops include Mrs. McCarty, grandmother of Dan McCarty, whose husband was gunned down in the streets over a land deal.

Walk with us on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 for the Main Street Fort Pierce Ghosts of Fort Pierce Past Historic Walking Tour. There is a $5. per person donation for the tour; children under 5 are free. The North & South Tours leave from the City Hall Plaza (between the new parking garage & City Hall building) on Orange Avenue in Downtown Fort Pierce. The Edgartown Tour leaves from the Platts/Backus House. Parking for this tour is at North Indian River Drive and AE Backus Avenue (Avenue C.) Space is limited. Reservations are required. Please call Main Street Fort Pierce at 466-3880 to set up your time of departure and your choice of tours. We suggest you arrive 15 minutes before your Tour. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Tour size is limited to ensure a high quality experience. The Ghosts of Fort Pierce Past Historic Walking Tour is fun for the entire family.

Volunteer Opportunity: Would you like to be a tour guide or an actor? No experience necessary. For more information or to volunteer contact Sue Dannahower at (772) 618-0155 or Sue_Dannahower@Bellsouth.net.

 

 

 

 

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