Columbus, OH (PRWEB) October 17, 2012
It was 2002; the venerable A.D. Farrow Co. needed to grow. A decision about where to build needed to be made. A ten-acre site east of Pataskala was the final choice. The 491 West Broad store that had served generations would now be accompanied by a location in the country. The new location would have a different look and feel, yet still continue serving the area in the tradition of the original. A peaceful ride to the newest location through the fields and farmlands would remind riders of the beauty all over the state of Ohio. The name "Centennial” was selected in honor of Harley-Davidson's then 100 years of service. Given the location and beauty of the site the natural conclusion was to call it a “Park”.
Centennial Park, a decade later, has served thousands. It is living up to its mission to grow and serve the motorcycling community. It has served the area by hosting and supporting countless causes. Centennial is a place where a warm and friendly "Welcome to the Park" is heard upon entering the store. It is a place that is proud of its heritage, and a place where going the extra mile is part of its daily business.
A.D. Farrow Co. Harley-Davidson, America's oldest Harley dealer, is putting a close to its own 100 year anniversary, a year that was full of celebration and tradition. We could think of no better way to mark this milestone than by making big changes to Centennial Park. On October 2, a massive new parking lot was opened. The lot will provide space for events, community fundraisers and serve as a meeting point for thousands of rides to come.
The investments made this year at Centennial will total over $500,000, and there is a real sense of excitement about the people, systems, and physical changes taking place.
Thanks to Charles Hagy, prominent local conservationist and farmer, the land has been sculpted and the site is ready for what's to come. Pataskala mayor David Butcher recently granted permission to really put the "park" into Centennial Park. This fall will see 100 specimen trees planted. It is the hope and belief of all of us that as this grove of trees thrives and grows, Centennial will too.
One hundred years from now as later generations stand in the grove and enjoy this special place, we hope that they feel the same pride and optimism for the future that was planted "way back in 2012!"
In order to celebrate the completion of the parking lot, the planting of these one hundred trees, and the eventual building expansion the company will celebrate with a Fall Party in the Park benefitting Flying Horse Farms. On November 3rd there will be a variety of activities at the Fall Party. Local bands will be in attendance to provide entertainment as customers take hayrides, go down blow up slides, and enjoy food hot off the grill. The Company will host a chili cook off, beer will be available for purchase, and five turkeys will be given away. Bon fires and smores will complete the day’s festivities. Centennial Park is proud to announce that 100% of all event proceeds will benefit Flying Horse Farms.
Stay tuned for more and “Get to the Park!”