The Friends of the Library are now selling our new pewter Christmas ornaments.
Several years ago, the American Business Women’s Association sold these historical ornaments, and when they disbanded, they gave the Friends the ones they had left. Last year, we sold the Trenton Methodist Church Ornament. This year, our new ornament is of Davis School.
We have extras of all 14 ornaments as well. We only have five complete sets for sale. All ornaments are available at the library, and the Davis School ornaments are available at Davis School, as well.
We can only take payment by check or cash, as the Friends don’t currently have a way to take payments by debit or credit card.
Here is a complete list of our historical ornaments: Dade County Courthouse, Dyer Mercantile (currently Gross Furniture), Sitton’s Mill, Dade County Jail (the old one), New England Community Church (now the Catholic church), Trenton Depot, Old Dade County High/Elementary School, The Commissary in Rising Fawn, Castle Above the Clouds, McBryar House, The Oddfellow’s Building, Old Case Hardware, Trenton Methodist Church and Davis School.
Pictured above is Vanessa Simmons Kinsey, our first customer, who purchased five of the new ornaments. Vanessa is a 1975 graduate of Davis High School. 1975 was the last graduating class at Davis. Her mother, Innes Crisp Simmons, was in Davis's first graduating class in the early 1940s. Mrs. Simmons taught at Davis for 37 years, then retired and was a substitute teacher there for another 20 years. Vanessa's grandfather, J.D. Crisp, helped build one of the buildings at Davis. This family obviously has a long history at Davis School and I'm sure many of you do as well. The new ornaments are available at the Dade County Public Library and in the office at Davis School. They are $15 each. They make great Christmas gifts.
If you need any of these to complete your set, we have them. Individual ornaments are available for $15. A complete set is $195.
Wednesday, November 27, is the last day to bring in food for fines. One can of food equals $1 in library fines, up to $10.
Join us at the library on November 30 from 4 to 7 p.m. for the Grand Illumination on the Square. We will have hot chocolate at the library, caroling, and a free craft for kids to work on. Santa Claus will be here at 4:30 p.m. for kids to have their pictures made with him. This year we will take pictures with Santa Claus, but we will not print them that night. We will email the pictures to you and you can print them yourself, or come back to the library later and print them here. You may also take your own pictures.
At 7 p.m. the Grand Illumination will take place and all the trees and lights in Veterans Park and in front of the library will be lit. Bring the family and enjoy the fellowship.
Linda Wilson is everybody's favorite retired English teacher and a faithful library volunteer.