FREDERICKTOWN — The 10th Annual Fredericktown Christmas Walk commemorative ornament has been released and is available for purchase. The design this year depicts a horse and carriage. Previous ornaments have featured the Village Gazebo, the feed mill, the Historical Society building, the old school, the Bicentennial emblem, a Christmas scene, the Ball clock, and the old village firehouse.
These new and unique ornaments are designed and created by Paul Linhares, a local ceramics artist and former Fredericktown Christmas Walk chairman. The ornaments are paid for, in part, by a donation from the Fredericktown Village Council and will be for sale at local Fredericktown businesses throughout the Christmas season. These local businesses are: Grubb’s Feed Express, Huff’s Fine Jewelers, A Taste of Country and the Fredericktown Community Library. Ornaments will be for sale during the Christmas Walk on Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. in the Masonic Lodge next to the Senior Citizens Center. In addition to the new ornaments, a limited number of ornaments are still available from previous years. These ornaments will be sold on the day of the Christmas Walk and through the local merchants.
The first 25 ornaments have been stamped and numbered and are sold each year. The first three of this set will be auctioned off during the Food for the Hungry Charity Auction on Sunday at the Senior Citizens Center starting at 1 p.m. Families who have obtained particular numbered ornaments from previous years will be given the opportunity to reserve the same ornament number this year. A few limited addition numbers are still available. If interested, contact the village office at 740-694-9010. All proceeds from the sale of this ornament will be used to support the efforts of the Fredericktown Salvation Army and Interchurch Social Services.
For more information about hunger in Knox County and the Food for the Hungry drive, log on to FoodForTheHungryCares.org.
Published on December 1, 2011