Press Release

First Night Bradford will not be held this year due to the financial inability to provide the quality and quantity of entertainment that our community is used to and expects. The First Night Bradford 501(c)3 status is currently on hold, pending documentation of past years. This impaired our ability to receive the amount of corporate donations that we have become accustomed to. It is important for us to state that the individual community support was outstanding. We cannot begin to thank everyone; individual and corporate, for the amazing support they have shown this project for nearly two decades. The First Night Bradford committee would like to apologize for the late release of this notification, however we were working very diligently, until the very last moment, trying to find a way to hold the Arts & Culture festival this year.

We have begun the process of refiling the past forms to get our Non-Profit status back in good standing. And we have also obtained the assistance of a grant writer to help First Night Bradford obtain proper funding for the coming years. The First Night Bradford committee is now concentrating their efforts on reorganizing and getting everything in line and scheduled for next year.

First Night Bradford would like to also make it known to anyone who made a donation for this year’s event and would like it refunded; they can contact us at First Night Bradford, PO Box 706, Bradford, PA 16701. Any unclaimed donations will remain in the First Night Bradford account to be used for next year.

First Night Bradford would like to sincerely thank everyone who has had a hand in making First Night Bradford such an amazing experience for so many years.

The First Night Bradford Planning Committee

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