New Carlisle hosting Heritage of Flight festival this weekend

Heritage of Flight Festival – this weekend

One of the great things about the Springfield and Clark County area is our many unique festivals.  I certainly don’t claim that we are the only location with many local festivals, but I do claim that ours are some of the most interesting.  The Heritage of Flight Festival in New Carlisle is one such festival.  Of course, there are all the standard trappings of fun – food and vendors galore, a parade, a cruise-in of classic cars, carnival rides and games, and live entertainment.  But there are some unique things, like horsedrawn carriage rides, helicopter and hot air balloon rides, golf cart, motorcycle, and tractor cruise-ins, model rocket blastoffs, and entertainers from around the world.

About New Carlisle

New Carlisle is a city of about 6,000 people located in the western part of the Springfield, OH MSA, about 15 minutes from Dayton, Springfield, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, and the Dayton Airport.  It was the birthplace of Spanish-American war General Frederick Funston.  On June 10, 1933, the infamous John Dillinger committed his first bank robbery, taking $10,000 from a bank that occupied the building at southeast corner of Main Street and Jefferson Street (state routes 235 and 571) in New Carlisle.  This location is now the Candle House store.  Actress Amy Harber hails from here as well. 

Great location, open to growth

The city is open to new development, just having created a new Enterprise Zone tax exemption program earlier this year to spur growth.  The Twin Creeks residential housing subdivision is continuing to develop, and the Honey Creek Industrial Park expects to open next year.  The Rotary is very strong, and over $1 million is being put into new bike trails as well as road and infrastructure improvements.  The Tecumseh Local School district, which includes New Carlisle, had the largest school building project of 2007, with over $87 million invested into new schools.  As far as existing industry, New Carlisle is particularly strong in landscaping with three large commercial producers – Scarff’s, Studebaker’s, and Meadow Grow.  Existing manufacturers like FabMetals, Tetra Mold, Carlisle Plastics, Mad River Steel, Pfi Precision help balance the economy.   The city also has its own private airport, in keeping with its aviation heritage.

Springfield News-Sun article on EZ (6/9/2009)

NEW CARLISLE – Officials hope that an enterprise zone agreement approved by Clark County Commission Tuesday, June 9, will draw more business to the City of New Carlisle. The agreement “was the next logical step,” said New Carlisle City Manager Bob Bender.  Described as “fifteen minutes away from everything,” – including Springfield, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and Dayton – New Carlisle has annexed property over the years and established water and sewer connections, as well as electrical resources, Bender explained.  “We’re ready (for new business),” he added. “We’re one of the most ready areas in the county.”  A Tax Incentive Review Council will be formed for the city, with members appointed by both New Carlisle and the county commission.

>> Heritage of Flight website

>> Springfield News-Sun article (9/21/2009) on festival

>> City of New Carlisle website

>> Haitian Dance Troupe (St. Joseph’s family)

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  1. […] New Carlisle Heritage of Flight – I blogged about this event and some of the international dancers appearing at this really neat festival with a parade of […]

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