Minutes of the Avon Historical Society, 2-4-09

President Jack Smith called the meeting of the Avon Historical Society to order at 7:00 p.m. There were about 30 members and guests present.

The minutes of October 1, 2008, were read and approved with Jim Szippl making the motion and George Bliss seconding.

There was no treasurer's report. Jim Szippl presented bills to Jean Fisher for Christmas party liquid refreshments and for the purchase of florescent bulbs for the overhead light fixtures at the Old Town Hall.

Bob Gates reported that the Landmarks Preservation Commission continued with their work to gain certification of the local government for grant purposes.

Membership chair Thesera Szippl reported that there are 158 members.

Ralph White said that the application for National Register designation of the Avon Isle was reviewed by several independent entities including the author of the book called "The Last Dance." An addendum was created with information from the author and from Rickie and Eddie Herdendorf

There was a question regarding the bridge to the isle. Jack said the city had received a $50,000 grant and had $50,000 city money for the completion of the bridge. Bob Gates will check on the status of the bridge project with the city.

Jack said that Avon should be preparing for the bicentennial in 2014. He said all city organizations, the schools and the city should be beginning preparations for the event.

Jean Fisher said that Betty Lou Higgins will be presenting the March meeting about "Songs I Didn't Sing." Jean assured that Betty Lou would not be singing.

The meeting adjourned at 7:30 with George Bliss making the motion and Jim Szippl seconding.

Jean Fisher and Dr. Charles E. Herdendorf were the speakers. The subject was Avon's Lake Erie Islands.

Refreshments were prepared by Susie Cory and Carolyn Jordanoff.

Respectfully submitted, JoAnne M. Easterday, Secretary

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AVON HISTORICAL SOCIETY PROPOSED AGENDA, March 4, 2009

I. Reading of the minutes of the meeting of February 4, 2009

II. Treasurer's Report

A. Any outstanding bills to present.

III. Old Business

A. Report from the Landmarks Preservation Commission, Bob Gates

B. Landscaping Committee, Chuck Huene

C. National Register Application for the Avon Isle, Ralph White

D. 2014 Avon Bicentennial and baseball history, Jack Smith

E. __________________________________________

IV. New Business

A. Program for Wednesday, April 1, 2009, Jean Fischer and Stan Hawryluk

B. __________________________________________

V. Motion to Adjourn and Second

Jean Fischer will introduce Betty Lou Higgins who will present "Songs I Didn't Sing."

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Parking for meetings of the Avon Historical Society:

Next to Smitty's Barber Shop -- please disregard the "no parking" sign,

Across Detroit Rd. at Nemo's Restaurant (park close to Colorado),

Across Colorado Avenue (SR 611) behind Blue Chip,

On the east side of Buck's Hardware on Church Street,

Across Stoney Ridge at Lois Shinko's Country Store parking lot (just south of the Gazebo).

Of Interest:

MINUTES OF THE FRENCH CREEK DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION MEETING January 6, 2009

"2014 AVON BICENTIENTAL - It was noted that 2014 will be the Avon Bicentennial, it would be an opportunity for a special, major project -- possibly a covered Bridge to Avon Isle. The City is planning to rebuild the bridge. Ridgeville will have their bicentennial in 2010 and we could start a fund raiser or program in relationship to that. We could start looking at the Avon Isle building to renovate. Possibly turn into a place like Hale Farm, a farming museum with old equipment, a garden etc with dress of the time, a village/museum. We would need this to be an "all city clubs" event."

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Attention Antique Lovers!

The 12th Annual Heart of Avon Antique Show will be held Sunday, March 22, 2009, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., at the Avon Heritage School, 35575 Detroit Rd., Avon, Ohio, east of Rt. 83 on Detroit just across from the east entrance to Avon Commons.

General AdmIssIon: $4.00

Early Bird (9:00 - 10:00) $6.00

Door Prizes! Free Parking! Delicious Food!

This is a great show that you will not want to miss. Quality antique vendors from all over Ohio display their prize pieces -- all available for you to take home and start enjoying. Serious antique hunters, come early (the early bird gets the worm). Stay all day and enjoy delicious lunch on the premises, or have your hand stamped and come back later.

The show features more than 50 dealers, door prizes awarded hourly, and refreshments will be available.

Don't miss this opportunity for one-stop shopping for unique and one of a kind offerings. The dealers will help you find that special piece -- 50+ dealers featuring antique furniture, primitives, collectibles, china, glass, toys, jewelry and memoriblia, our 11th year.

Also visit the historic French Creek District shops along SR 254 from SR 83 to French Creek Road for specials to usher in the Spring thaw.

This is a great show that you will not want to miss. Quality antique vendors from all over Ohio display their prize pieces -- all available for you to take home and start enjoying. Serious antique hunters, come early (the early bird gets the worm). Stay all day and enjoy delicious lunch on the premises.

ATTENTION ANTIQUE DEALERS!!

For more information visit

www.frenchcreekdistrict.org

or call Lois Shinko at (440) 937-5204, (440) 934-6700 or (440) 934-1236 (for information about tables at the show).

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