Bob Chapman Ford Community Events

Uptown Friday Nights

Featuring McGuffey Lane! Presented by Chapman Ford and hosted by the City of Marysville.

Uptown Friday Nights


On a cold and blustery December evening in 2014, Uptown Plain City Organization’s (UPCO’s) President, John Rucker, announced the kick-off of the Plain City Clock Tower Restoration Fund during the Christmas Under the Clock Tree Lighting Ceremony. With the goal of raising $30,000 the $2,000 check from UPCO was the first of many to be written to the fund that ultimately serves to restore the village’s symbolic clock tower that sits atop the building at 101 S. Chillicothe St.

Now, just ten months later, the goal has been attained with the generous donations from Tique Tock and Bob Chapman Ford completing the objective. The funds will go to the village of Plain City to help pay for a complete restoration of the tower that will last for years. Scheduled to begin in spring of 2016, the village will remove the clock tower from atop the building where it has resided since 1902. Only two times before has the clock been removed from the tower; in 1966 to repair storm damage, and in 1988 to repair a rotting base.

Not only has the goal been reached, but the goal has been exceeded with the $750 donation just received from the Plain City Business Association (PCBA). This allows the PCBA’s donation to be the start of the Plain City Clock Tower Maintenance Fund. Proposed to raise a minimum of $5,000, to be replenished as depleted, the fund will ensure the village always has an avenue to repair problems as they arise.

“What seemed like such a challenging goal turned out to be simpler than anticipated thanks to the remarkable support of the businesses, the organizations, and our residents,” said Rucker. “We can’t thank them enough.”


The Clock Tower Restoration Committee, UPCO, and the Village of Plain City appreciate the support of the community for each and every donation. For more information, go to the Plain City Clock Tower Restoration Fund Facebook page.

Uptown Plain City Organization (UPCO) is dedicated to the advancement of the Historic Uptown area, in part, as a means to maintain Plain City’s status as a community with a rich background and small town charm. The Uptown Plain City Organization (UPCO) is a local non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and revitalization of the historic uptown Plain City business district. For more information regarding participation, sponsorship, or volunteer opportunities, please contact Shannon Weigand with the Uptown Plain City Organization at 614.873.0233.


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Go Further Ford

Bob Chapman Ford Presents ‘Go Further with Ford Night’ Combining Fusion, Fundraising and American Idol

– Bob Chapman Ford presents “Go Further with Ford Night” on Thursday, Nov. 15 – a free fundraising event that will benefit Union County Care Train engaging consumers in the final “Random Acts of Fusion” adventure and offering them a chance to see the all-new 2013 Ford Fusion in person
– While at Bob Chapman Ford consumers will have an opportunity to test their judging skills with American Idol®and compete to win a unique VIP experience during the show’s 12th season
– Random Acts of Fusion is a unique transmedia marketing program that already has introduced Fusion to millions of fans by playing out a story arc through multimedia platforms
For each person who attends Go Further with Ford Night on Nov. 15,BOB CHAPMAN FORD will donate $10 – up to a total of $500 -to Union County Care Train.

Take a free test-drive on October 27th and Ford Motor Company will donate up to $6,000 to your school.

Drive 4UR School

Join us at the Marysville High School parking lot to test drive a new Ford and be entered to win an all-new 2013 Ford Escape. Ford Motor Company will donate $20 to Marysville High School Athletics for every test drive taken.

We hope to see you on October 27th from 10am – 3pm to help us reach our goal of 300 test drives and raise $6,000 dollars. Remember to arrive early to enjoy Coffee & Donuts along with free giveaways throughout the event.

Friday Nights Uptown Sponsor


The next sponsored Friday Nights Uptown event will be held the 3rd Friday of the month.

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