The first OurTownAmerica festival was held in 1979. Originally the OurTownAmerica event was sponsored by the Coral Springs Chamber of Commerce.
In 1997, a group of non-profit organizations and private individuals banded together to reorganize the event and established OurTownAmerica, Inc., a not for profit 501(c) 3 organization whose board has put on the event ever since.
With the reorganization in 1997, a program of giving back to the community with the OurTownAmerica proceeds was established. Non-Profit organizations involved with the festival receive funding from the proceeds for their various worthwhile charities.
Though the weekend event is known for its amusements, classic car show, the Our Town's Got Talent show, and booths, this very important purpose of giving back to the community has made the event very meaningful for the community.
As OurTownAmerica, Inc. Board Chairman Ernie Kubasek states, "OurTownAmerica has one mission in mind: to provide a quality family event for our tri-county community while providing financial assistance to needy non-profit organizations."
Ernest Kubasek, OurTownAmerica Chairman, Knights of Columbus
Joe Pozzuoli, OurTownAmerica Vice Chairman, Mrs. P's Broadway Dancers
Mary Boast, Kiwanis
Richard Kendall, SOS Children's Village
Lois Margolin, American Business Women's Association (ABWA)
Nancy Mariani, Miss "OurTownAmerica" Beauty Pageant Chair
William Otto, Boy Scout Troop 246