For just one day, on the 15th of August, 2009 Foxburg added a new dimension to it’s many facets – a celebration of Scotland. The sound of bagpipes filled the air as the strolling bagpipers marched about throughout the day. Men outfitted in their finest kilts roamed the grounds while sheepdogs rounded-up all of the roaming sheep. There was Scottish music, food and crafts at every turn, and even Scottish clans – the theme of the day was that of a land so rich in cultural heritage that it was teeming at the Riverstone Farm. Rightly so it was, due to the fact that the original benefactor of Foxburg, Joseph Mickle Fox, was responsible for bringing the game of golf to Foxburg after enjoying it in St. Andrews, Scotland. So many years after he enjoyed the Scottish countryside, the Scottish countryside came to Foxburg. It was a day like no other Foxburg had ever seen. More
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On the evening of the last day of July, Lincoln Hall held a new kind of event. Tables adorned in candlelight dressed in swaying skirts encircled a smooth surface laid out before center stage. Attendees, clad in fine attire fit for a spin on the dance floor, jauntily moved to the stunning sounds of vocalist/guitarist Betsy Lawrence and pianist John Burgh. It was an experience which extracted and merged the best qualities of that of a nineteen thirties night club with the wholesome environment of a community social. More
A business networking event will be held at the Foxburg Inn hotel. This event is free to members of the Butler County, Clarion, Franklin and Venango Area Chambers of Commerce — contact your chamber to make a reservation. Food and drinks will be served, including samplings of wine, chocolate, and appetizers. There will be prize giveaways, including a Golf Package, Girlfriend Getaway Package, Foxburg Wine Basket, and more.
Download a flyer for more details or see the Foxburg Inn’s website.
A few days before July 24th, 2008 I had been trying to capture the “best view” of the old Foxburg Bridge that my modest Minolta Dimage Z1 would afford. Then I noticed this little flower planted among the bushes on the edge of the river. After assuming some awkward positions in an attempt to include the little flower within composure, I managed to take several shots from the perspective of someone who must have witnessed the Foxburg Bridge throughout the season leading to it’s end. More
If you listen closely, you may hear the waters calling out to you from the river’s edge. I could hear the beckoning when I moved to this quiet little town tucked in a valley of the Allegheny Plateau. Enchanted into dreaming, I saw visions of Lenape tribesmen gliding silently over the water. My senses drew inward like a breath, to a world that, one day, needed to be realized and after the passing of two summers, I could wait no more. More
Opportunities for kids to have fun continue this summer at the Foxburg Free Library. In addition to having thousands of children’s and young adult books and dozens of movies on VCR or DVD available for free borrowing, kids are invited to attend two programs designed to promote reading and eliminate summertime boredom through fun and educational activities.
All children are invited to attend either or both programs; preregistration is not required, nor does one have to be a member of the Foxburg Free Library. Visitors to the area are invited to attend. The programs are conducted on Tuesday evenings and Friday mornings. More
Summer Festival Schedule
Friday, July 10
8:00am-5:00pm Townwide Trash & Treasure Sale
10:00am-12:00pm Jr. Fishing Derby-Kahle lake
7:30pm “Emlenton’s Got Talent”- Crawford Center
Saturday, July 11
TOP OF THE HILL
8:00am-4:00pm- Antique Gas Engine & Farm Equipment Show- Cemetery Ballfield
8:00am Softball Tournament- Ballfield by pool
9:00am Duathlon- Starting at Hughes Park
10:30am Scavenger Hunt- Hughes Park
Noon-Dusk Arts & Crafts, Food Vendors, Kid games
2:00pm Baby Beautiful Contest Announced (voting at IGA)
12:00pm Kid’s Bike Race
2:00pm Frog Jumping Contest
2:00pm Cutest Pet Photo Contest
4:00pm-6:00pm Entertainment “Double Take”
6:00pm Summer Festival Parade
7:00pm-9:00pm Rock Band- “Ask a Stranger”
Sunday, July 12
12:00pm-4:00pm Car Cruise- Main Street
12:00pm-4:00pm Food Vendors