Minutes of the Avon Historical Society, 9-5-12

  • 10-3-12: Steve Korpos from the Midwest Railway Preservation Society will present "Cleveland's Railroad Heritage" at the meeting of the Avon Historical Society

  • 11-1-12: Avon Historical Society November meeting at the InterSociety

  • 11-30-12: November 30 -- December 2, 2012 Avon's Candlelite Walk Weekend

  • 12-1-12: Gingerbread House Contest

    Minutes of the Avon Historical Society, 9-5-12

    President Jack Smith called the September 5, 2012, meeting of the Avon Historical Society to order at 7:02 p.m. There were 19 members and guests present.

    A motion was made by Ralph White and seconded by Marion Kennedy to approve the minutes of the meeting on 5-2-12 as published. Motion passed.

    Christine White gave the Treasurer's Report stating a balance of $5407.11 in the checking account. Theresa S had previously submitted a bill to the treasurer for postage for the annual membership campaign in the amount of $63. Payment issued.

    Chuck Huene had previously submitted a bill to the treasurer for plants/flowers for the 2 window flower boxes outside the Town Hall in the amount of $100. Payment issued.

    Ralph White gave a brief update to the Landmarks Preservation Commission. The Commission had approved a request for demolition of a garage on Julian Street.

    Jack Smith thanked Chuck and Cheryl Huene for their purchase and planting of the 2 flower boxes outside the Town Hall.

    Jack Smith asked Ralph White to coordinate with Jim S to rehang the third painting in the back of the hall. Ralph did this at the end of the meeting. Jean Fischer also asked Ralph to coordinate with Jim to hang all 4 of Rose Mitock's paintings at the back of the hall.

    Jack Smith discussed the upcoming Fall into Avon Festival for the weekend of Sept 8-9. He circulated a clip board to sign up volunteers to help at the Old Town Hall for both Saturday from 11-6 and Sunday from 12-5.

    Highlights of the Festival to include a vintage car show at the Village School, merchants of Old Avon Village and a Kid's Pavilion at the Goddard School.

    In new business, there will be a program on October 3 at 7 pm at the Old Town Hall. Stan Hawryluk has arranged for Steve Korpos from the Midwest Railway Preservation Society (active since 1955) to be our speaker regarding the history of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad.

    There was discussion regarding trimming the tree outside the hall next to the old fire station. Jack asked Ralph and Jim to coordinate with the Parks Department. There was further mention of cracks in the brick over one of the outside windows. It was recommended that be brought to the attention of the City (Diane Camaro?) rather than outsource the repair by the Society itself.

    Susie Cory moved for adjournment. Mary Berges seconded. Jack concluded the meeting at approximately 7:25 pm and introduced the speaker, Dr. Eddie Herdendorf, who presented "Adventures in Paradise: Exploration of French Polynesia from Captain Cook to Today".

    Respectfully submitted, Christine White, Acting Secretary

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    Steve Korpos from the Midwest Railway Preservation Society (active since 1955) will present "Cleveland's Railroad Heritage" at the meeting of the Avon Historical Society at 7 pm on Wednesday, 10-3-12, at the Old Town Hall of 1871, southeast corner of Detroit and Stoney Ridge. For more information, contact Jean Fischer at 934-6106 or Stan Hawryluk at 934-0224.

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    Parking for meetings of the Avon Historical Society:

    On the east side of the Old Town Hall,

    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).

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    www.midwestrailway.org/

    Midwest Railway Preservation Society.

    Preservation is the largest and core effort of MRPS. The 4070 steam locomotive, the roundhouse, the turntable and Glenwillow Station are long-term and ongoing preservation projects. This image may look daunting but MRPS sees a vision in this picture. We hope you do too.

    Educating the public is perhaps the most important thing we do - telling the story of the importance of railroad's in America's growth. School groups make field trips to see and learn first-hand what they read about in the classroom. We also provide hands-on education in training machinists for careers with today's railroads.

    Once again MRPS is offering rail trips through a partnership with Uncommon Journeys. We receive 10% of every trip sold through us. Take a great rail trip and help MRPS in the process! Click here to see the flyer, or click here to go to our Uncommon Journeys page.

    Over fifty years of dedication to restoring, preserving, displaying and educating - Cleveland's Railroad Heritage. The best is yet to come from the Midwest Railway Preservation Society.

    Midwest Railway Preservation Society.

    2800 W. 3rd St. | Cleveland OH | 44113

    (216) 781-3629

    email: midwestrailway@gmail.com

    www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2012/05/the_bo_railroad_roundhouse_on.html

    [Steve Korpos from the Midwest Railway Preservation Society]

    Sunday, May 20, 2012, 12:00 PM

    By Brian Albrecht The Plain Dealer

    ... Korpos said the group recently got a major contract with a wealthy private railroad car owner to restore about 15 of his vintage cars. He added that if you can remember playing as kid with toy Lionel or HO trains, "This guy does it with real ones."

    Korpos said anyone interested in their work can visit the roundhouse, 2800 West Third Street, on Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. A site tour is $5.

    The society recently held one of its regular open house events where the public can visit its facilities and collection of more than 20 railroad cars and locomotives. The next open houses are set for Sept. 29 and Nov. 24.

    Additional details about the Midwest Railway Preservation Society can be obtained by calling 216-781-3629.

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    AVON HISTORICAL SOCIETY PROPOSED AGENDA, OCTOBER 3, 2012

    I. Reading of the minutes of the meeting of September 5, 2012

    II. Treasurer's Report

    A. Any outstanding bills to present.

    III. Old Business

    A. Landmarks Preservation Commission report, Ralph White

    B. Santa -- 250 juice boxes 12-1-12; Gingerbread House -- Sat 1pm 11-3-12, Sat 11am-4pm 12-1-12, Fran Burik

    C. __________________________________________

    IV. New Business

    A. Inter-Society meeting on 11-1-12 and the Christmas Party (6 pm, 12-15-12), Jean Fischer

    B. __________________________________________

    V. Motion to Adjourn and Second

    Stan Hawryluk will introduce Steve Korpos from the Midwest Railway Preservation Society who will present "Cleveland's Railroad Heritage."

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    The Minutes of 9-5-12 may be read at

    www.avonhistory.org/histmin/5sep12.htm

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    Steve Korpos from the Midwest Railway Preservation Society (active since 1955) will present "Cleveland's railroad heritage" at the meeting of the Avon Historical Society at 7 pm on Wednesday, 10-3-12, at the Old Town Hall of 1871, southeast corner of Detroit and Stoney Ridge. For more information, contact Jean Fischer at 934-6106 or Stan Hawryluk at 934-0224.

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    The Avon Historical Society November meeting is at the Inter-Society on 11-1-12.

    The Intersociety Committee of Lorain County Historical Society

    Announces its Annual Meeting and Potluck Dinner Thursday, November 1, 2012, Beginning at 5:30 p.m. (dinner at 6:00).

    WHERE: at the Lorain County Metroparks Carlisle Reservation Visitor Center, 12882 Diagonal Road, LaGrange, Ohio 44050, west of S.R. 301:

    Take Routes 10/20 west to the Route 301 South (LaGrange Road) exit. Turn left on to 301 South. Drive a short distance to the second intersection on your right, Nickel Plate - Diagonal Road, which is across from the red brick Carlisle Township Fire Department, and drive 0.7 mile to the Duck Pond Picnic Area entrance, which will be on your right. Drive 0.8 mile farther on Diagonal Road and the entrance to the Carlisle Visitor Center will also be on the right.

    Hosted this year by the Avon Historical Society.

    Program:

    "The Election of 1912: The Year of the Bull Moose"

    By Jim Smith, Lorain County Historical Society Education Coordinator

    Teddy Roosevelt wants his Oval Office back. William Howard Taft won't give it up; and Woodrow Wilson takes advantage of the Republican split to win the presidency.

    Jim will show images from 1912 and from the lives of all three of these famous American presidents, including Lorain County's connection to the Progressive Era.

    Representatives of ALL Historical or Genealogical Groups throughout Lorain County are Invited to Attend -- and Tell What Your Group has been Doing Lately!

    Bring a dish to share, your own place service, and beverage -- coffee will be provided.

    Jeff Sigsworth wrote:

    As I told Jean Fischer recently at another meeting, all Avon has to do as host group is to provide a small "crew" of maybe 4-6 people to set up and clean up the food and beverage tables (and kitchen area).

    The host group generally supplies one or several beverages (coffee, iced tea, lemonade, pop, etc.) and cups -- there is a coffee urn in the kitchen -- and sometimes extra paper products or plastic ware (for those who forget). Some groups have provided placemats (for 50-60 seats), but that's optional.

    I believe the set up starts as early as 4:30 or 4:45. There are extra tables and chairs stored in a large "closet" next to the kitchen, if needed.

    That's about it; let me know if you have any other questions.

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    At 1 pm on Saturday, November 3, 2012, at the Old Town Hall of 1871, there will be a demonstration of how to make and decorate a gingerbread house by Becky Rink, owner of "All about the Cake". On December 1st, Becky will be in charge of the gingerbread house contest at the Old Town Hall. There will be prizes for the different age groups.

    Avon's Candlelite Walk Weekend

    November 30 -- December 2, 2012

    Friday, 11/30 -- 6 to 9 pm "Candlelite Wine Walk"

    Sample Wines and Appetizers at participating merchants as you stroll the French Creek District.

    $10 per person -- available for purchase November 1st.

    Friday, 11/30 -- Sunday, 12/2

    Shop, stroll and celebrate the splendor of the Holiday season. French Creek Shops offer "candy cane" specials and refreshments. Caroling, seasonal characters and shopping fun.

    Saturday, 12/1 -- Santa Stroll

    Follow Santa as he strolls through the French Creek District to Avon's Tree Lighting. Kids meet with Santa at The Avon Isle after the Lighting. Train Displays and Refreshments.

    See

    FrenchCreekDistrict.com

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    Santa comes to Avon 2012

    Santa will meet the kids at the Avon Isle.

    The event will have model trains running on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at the Avon Isle. There will be a gingerbread house contest going on at the Old Town Hall of 1871, south-east corner of Detroit and Stoney Ridge, from 11am to 4pm that day.

    At 1 pm on Saturday, November 3, 2012, at the Old Town Hall of 1871, there will be a demonstration of how to make and decorate a gingerbread house by Becky Rink, owner of "All about the Cake". On December 1st, Becky will be in charge of the gingerbread house contest at the Old Town Hall. There will be prizes for the different age groups.

    The Santa Stroll will start around 5pm on Saturday, 12-1-12, with Santa lighting the tree at the Gazebo at Stoney Ridge and Detroit Road. The kids will then follow Santa over to Avon Isle for a visit, refreshments, crafts and entertainment.

    Contact the French Creek Development Association Co-chairs for more information.

    Mary Berges -- 937-0292

    Fran Burik -- 934-4420

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    On Saturday, December 1, 2012, from 11 am to 4 pm, Becky Rink, owner of "About the Cake", will be in charge of the gingerbread house contest at the Old Town Hall of 1871. There will be prizes for the different age groups. Later, the winning entries will be displayed at the Avon Isle while Santa talks with the children.

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    2012 Gingerbread House Competition Rules

    Please call 440-934-4420 with any questions.

    ALL CONRESTANTS MUST BE PRESENT at 3:30 pm on 12-1-12 in the Old Town Hall.

    Each Gingerbread house must be delivered to the Old Town Hall of 1871, south-east corner of Detroit and Stoney Ridge Roads, between 9:30 and 10:30 am, Saturday, December 1, 2012, for judging.

    All entries must be delivered in their completed form, attached to a base enabling it to be put on a table for display and judging. The overall base size for entries in all categories cannot exceed 18" x 20".

    Provide two (2) 3" x 5" cards listing your name, address, phone number, e-mail and category you have entered. Both cards must be handed to the staff upon registration of your gingerbread house.

    Any architectural structure -- real or imaginary -- is eligible for entry (e.g. farmhouse, train station, bridge, toy shop, mushroom cottage).

    Gingerbread kits are eligible and all visible parts should be edible.

    Judging for competitive divisions will take place December 1st.

    Winners will be announced at 3:30 pm at the Old Town Hall and at the Tree Lighting ceremony at the Gazebo, south-west corner of Stoney and Detroit Roads, at 5:00 pm.

    ALL CONRESTANTS MUST BE PRESENT at 3:30 pm in the Old Town Hall. The winners only in each division are responsible for taking their houses to the Avon Isle for display during the visit with Santa from 6 - 8 pm, December 1st. All others must be picked up at 4 pm. The Old Town Hall will close after 4 pm.

    The French Creek Development Association reserves the right to photograph entries for promotional purposes. Photography becomes the property of French Creek Development Association and may be published in the newspapers with write up and winners' names.

    The French Creek Development Association and the Avon Historical Society are not responsible for lost or damaged gingerbread houses.

    Competition Divisions:

    Ages 6 -10 years

    Ages 11 -17 years

    Ages 18+

    Prizes will be awarded at 5 pm at the Gazebo (across from the Old Town Hall). First prize will be a cash prize; 2nd and 3rd prizes in each division will be gift cards from area merchants and restaurants.

    Criteria for judging the Gingerbread Houses:

    Open to all Themes

    Originality, includes Gingerbread House and yard

    Neat and clean, including the Gingerbread House and yard

    Use of color, pattern and detail, includes the Gingerbread House and yard

    All visible parts must be edible

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    Gingerbread House Competition Entry Form

    Make it a great family fun project!

    December 1, 2012 Old Town Hall of 1871 - Detroit and 611, 11am - 4pm

    Application for Competition Entry

    Name

    Address

    City

    Zip

    Phone Number

    Email

    Divisional Competition (check one)

    Ages 6 -10 years ___

    Ages 11 -17 years ___

    Ages 18+ ___

    Sign and Print Name:

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    .

    My signature above gives permission for pictures to be taken of my entry and printed in news publication or used for promotion.

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    Registration forms need to be mailed in by November 24, 2012.

    Please mail to FCDA, P.O. Box 111, Avon, OH 44011

    Sponsored by French Creek Development Association, the Avon Historical Society, the Avon Lions, and the French Creek Merchants Association.

    Thank you for shopping locally this holiday season!

    For more information see

    Frenchcreekdev.com

    FrenchCreekDistrict.com

    www.aboutthecake.com

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