The 7th Annual Bristol Fall Classic is Saturday, Nov. 18 and will honor Bill Pezza as “Person of the Year.”

Pezza, President of the non-profit organization Raising the Bar, has been a staple in the Borough before and during the recent accomplishments. He is also a professor who teaches government and history at the Bucks County Community College.

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This year’s Fall Classic theme is “Revolutionizing the Spirit of Community Volunteerism.” The Advisory and Oversight Committee of the Bristol Borough Learning Centers runs the event and found it easy to find their choice.

Bill Pezza shows Gov. Tom Wolf around Bristol Borough

“It’s a tremendous honor and it’s humbling,” Pezza said.

Aside from honoring Pezza, the night’s purpose is to raise money for after-school and summer programs for Bristol Borough and St. Mark’s students.

“Anytime a group like the AOC can step forward and provide a guarantee that there’s going to be some enrichment going on, things the district wouldn’t necessarily be able to fund on a regular basis, it’s just a really big help,” he said.

Pezza is looking forward to the future of the Borough, especially since Governor Tom Wolf’s recent visit. His new book, How Bristol Won: and will keep on winning, hit shelves after the Small Business Revolution victory. However, Pezza noted the main focus is on the past.

“About a third of the book is dedicated to people who have been working for 30 years to keep our head above water, to mix a metaphor, while we were on life support as a town to just keep some good things happening and that laid the foundation for what we were able to do now.”

View from Bristol Borough’s newest addition, the day docks

Tickets are $50 per person or $60 at the door. All tickets include eligibility to win a $1,000 raffle. Tickets can be purchased during normal business hours at the Bristol Borough Tax Office, Great IDs by Anne, or Mignoni Jewelry.

The Bristol Fall Classic 2017 will be held at the Good Will Hose Co. #3 inside The Regency Room at 190 Miffle Street. King George II Inn will cater the 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. event.

Additional information can be directed to or 267-566-2300.