In the heart of our be- loved town of Broadway, a local non-profit organization has been working behind the scenes to entertain, beautify, and develop our community. The Broadway Home- town Partnership’s mission is to host community events, beautification projects, and perform economic development initiatives. Often referred to as “BHP” the group has just completed a remarkably successful year filled with notable achievements and memorable gatherings.
The latest event that exemplified the Broadway Hometown Partnership’s dedication to fostering community was the “Autumn Days Main Street Festival & Car Show.” This event, which took place on Main Street, captured the essence of our town’s charm. With over 120 vendors lining the streets, it provided an excellent platform for local artisans, entrepreneurs, and small businesses to showcase their products and services. Fam- ilies and friends gathered to enjoy delicious food from local vendors, while the lively atmosphere was further enhanced by exceptional live entertainment. This year’s festival was the largest that Broad- way has ever hosted. Special thanks for this success is given to Brenda Whitmore who served as the events main coordinator and to Cari Orebaugh who worked diligently to make this event such a success!
One of the event’s high- lights was the impressive car show that drew automobile enthusiasts from far and wide. Vintage cars, custom-built hot rods, and classic beauties graced the streets, offer- ing a nostalgic journey through au- tomotive history. WW Motor Cars, a longtime Broadway business, was instrumental in holding the car show. Clark Bauserman with his 1960 Chevrolet Impala was this year’s winner. Another remarkable suc- cess story for The Broadway Hometown Partnership was the “Red White & Brew” event. With a record-breaking crowd of over 1500 people in attendance, the atmosphere was electric. The crowd was treated to a spectac- ular performance by the talented “Spencer Hatcher & The Ole Son Gang,” whose music had everyone tapping their feet and dancing the night away. However, the event was about much more than just entertainment.
The Broadway Home- town Partnership is committed to making a tangible impact on our community, and “Red White & Brew” was no exception. This event raised over $15,000 for various community projects. The funds collected are earmarked for vital initiatives that will enhance our town’s appeal and economic prospects. It’s a testament to the partnership’s ability to blend fun and purpose seamlessly.
The third major event on the partnership’s calendar was the lively and colorful “Octoberfest.” The event will feature traditional German cuisine and beverages and attract a diverse crowd of locals and visitors alike. Attendees enjoyed the vibrant atmosphere, delicious food, and live music performed by “Big City Band” and Justin Hensley Music. Some of the past and future projects that BHP contributes to are the college scholarships, tree and flower planting, LOVE sign, Welcome to Broadway Mural, which will serve as a beautiful landmark greeting residents and visitors alike. Additionally, the partnership aims to contribute to park improvements, such as the much-needed restroom facilities at Heritage Park, further enhancing our town’s appeal.
The success of The Broadway Hometown Partner- ship in the past year is a testament to the passion, dedication, and vision of its members and volunteers. However, like many things in our world BHP is an ever-changing and dynamic group of people. This year the group will select 2 new board members and hire a new Executive Director. Anyone wishing to serve on the board or apply for the Executive Director position is encouraged to contact one of the current board members or visit broadwayhometownpartnership.org and apply online.
As we look ahead to the future, we can expect even greater accomplishments from The Broadway Hometown Partnership. With their unwavering commitment to community events, beautification projects, and economic development, our town is sure to continue thriving and evolving into a place we are all proud to call home. So, here’s to The Broadway Hometown Partnership, and to many more successful years of making our community stronger and more vibrant than ever before.