Minutes of the Avon Historical Society, 4-6-11

FALL INTO AVON, 9-10 -- 11-2011

President Jack Smith called the April 6, 2011, meeting of the Avon Historical Society to order at 7:08 p. m. There were about 16 members and guests present.

The minutes were approved as read with Carol Smith making the motion and Stan Hawryluk seconding.

Treasurer Christine White said the account balance was $5,383.45.

Because there was no heat in the building the business meeting was abbreviated. Jack said the May meeting would be held at Avon Isle and would be a conducted tour by architect Ron Landig. The slag parking lot should be completed by then and there is parking in the animal hospital parking lot.

Stan gave a brief talk about the July 10 field trip to The New Indian Ridge Museum. The participants will gather for car pooling at Lois Shinko's Country Store Antiques for the 2:00 p.m. departure. (This may change because this would be during the store's operation time.)

The meeting adjourned at 7:20 with Ralph White making the motion and Jean Fischer seconding.

The speaker for the evening was James Smith from the Lorain County Historical Society. His topic was "Ohio Historical Markers in Lorain County."

NOTE FIELD TRIP CHANGE BELOW:

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Mark your calendars for a field trip to the Firelands Archeological Society Museum, Sandstone Village Grange Hall, 763 Milan Avenue, Amherst, at 1 pm on Sunday, 7-10-11. Current plans are to assemble at noon on 7-10-11 at 3450 Long Rd. for carpooling and caravaning.

For more information, contact Jean Fischer at 934-6106 or Stan Hawryluk at 934-0224.

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2011 FALL INTO AVON -- Fall Festival - Taste of Avon - Farmers Market - Kids Pavilion

"Fall into Avon"

www.fallintoavon.com

September 10 and 11, 2011

Saturday, 11am to 6pm

Sunday, 11 noon to 5pm (merchants' hours may vary)

Where: French Creek District.

From Cleveland: Go west on I-90. Exit at SR 83 -- Avon Commons -- or at Ohio 611 (Colorado Road/Stoney Ridge Road).

Go south to Detroit Road. The French Creek District extends from SR 611 to just east of SR 83 -- Vintage House Cafe. Other Avon businesses also participate in the 2011 Festival.

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blog.cleveland.com/thesun/2011/09/fall_into_avon_scarecrow_compe.html

Fall Into Avon scarecrow competition will highlight city's historical sites

Published: Friday, September 02, 2011,

By John Bisesi, Sun News Sun Sentinel

A new scarecrow competition at this year's Fall Into Avon festival will highlight the historically significant sites that are spread throughout the French Creek District of Avon.

Festival attendees are welcome to explore, learn and take home a scarecrow by bidding on their favorite straw man during a silent auction. Money raised will benefit the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Lorain, and the designer of the winning scarecrow will receive a portion of the proceeds.

Lori Miles of Details and The Littlest Details said her Olde Avon Village business will partake in the scarecrow competition. Her design is a cow and a scarecrow in a dairy farm scene because The Lewis House, now Details, was originally constructed on a dairy farm in 1843.

'It's a way to include a fun and competitive event during the festival,' said Miles, who organized Fall Into Avon as president of the French Creek Merchants Association. 'We've always used scarecrows as one of the identities that is linked to the fall festival, and we wanted to do a fundraiser.'

Other exhibits will be at the recently renovated Avon Isle Pavilion, whose scarecrow was made by Avon's Garden Club.

Shinko's Country Store on Stoney Ridge Road, Goddard School on Hale Street and Village School on Detroit Road will have scarecrows on display.

The Pinehaven Garden Center and Greenhouses will put their scarecrow on display in front of Avon Baptist Church.

Old Town Hall's scarecrow was created by the Avon Historical Society. This building is a small, simple town hall that resembles a typical one-room schoolhouse of the late 19th century. The Township Trustees purchased the land for the Avon Old Town Hall from Clemons Alten in 1871 for $400.

The Alten-Casper House, which now houses the Treehouse Gallery and Tea Room, is a participant. In 1896, Rosa Alten married Peter Casper. Peter was a farmer and also ran a grocery store at the corner of Detroit Road and Colorado Avenue. The designation 'Alten-Casper House' is used to indicate the first and last families to actually use the house as a family home.

Jia Li Salon and Spa will put their exhibit in front of the Stella Building at 36840 Detroit Road.

The Kelling House is one of four pre-Civil War stone cottages located in Avon. The interior of the house has been remodeled to serve as the home of Catherine's Chocolates, who has created a scarecrow farm scene for the festival.

The bungalow-style Knight's Farmhouse that serves as the home of Countryside Antiques is also a participant in the scarecrow competition.

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Saturday, September 10 & Sunday, September 11

Specials & Savings at your local merchants!

Details ~ 36840 Detroit Road, Olde Avon Village

Sidewalk Sale: Friday, 9/10 - Sunday, 9/12 Hours: Thursday, 10am-8pm; Friday & Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 12-5 "Fall in Love" with your home all over again, with beautiful accents for your home & Garden. Save up to 75% on Decorative Accents, Seasonal Decor, Gifts, Furniture and more at our Sidewalk Sale. The sale starts Friday for more time to save!

The Littlest Details ~ 36840 Detroit Road, Olde Avon Village Sidewalk Sale: Friday, 9/10 - Sunday, 9/12 Hours: Thursday, 10am-8pm; Friday & Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 12-5 Adorable fashions for Preemie to Toddler, including Coats, Hats, Shoes and Boots.

Save up to 75% off clothing, furniture, baby bedding, decorative accents and gifts at our Sidewalk Sale. Start your Christmas shopping early with our "Santa Shops Here Sale" ~ 30% off Toys and Stuffed Animals (some restrictions apply) inside the store. The sale starts Friday for more time to save!

Countryside Antiques ~ 36290 Detroit Road Hours: Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 11am-5pm 30 Antique Dealers gather to display their treasures. Furniture, Wicker, Collectibles, Decorative Accents, Vintage Clothing and more. Music from 1 to 3pm. Shop our 20-50% off Sale inside the store.

Avon's Original Country Store ~ 2536 Stoney Ridge Road Hours: Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 11am-5pm 20-50% Off Sale

Catherine's Chocolates ~ 36718 Detroit Road Hours: Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, Noon-5pm Fresh Caramel Apples. Caramel Corn. Jelly Belly Featuring Fall & Halloween sweets & decor. Specialty food & wine items to entertain your guest, or for gifts. Stop at the NEW Jelly Belly display featuring 24 flavor selections. also available ~ our famous fresh caramel apples & caramel corn.

Sassy's ~ 36840 Detroit Road, Olde Avon Village Hours: Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 11am-6pm Save under our Sale Tent! Women's Accessory Boutique

Tree House Gallery & Tea Room ~ 36840 Detroit Road Hours: Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 11am-6pm Save under our Sale Tent! Enjoy a relaxing Lunch & a glass of wine.

Strip Steakhouse ~ 36840 Detroit Road, Olde Avon Village Hours: Open for dinner Saturday & Sunday. Dine in the elegance of our 1850's barn or relax on our patio.

Avon Eye Design ~ 36840 Detroit Road, Olde Avon Village Dr. John Novak & Dr. Brooke Bader Stop in for a free Welcoming Gift. We match online contact lens prices! 50% off Sunglasses.

Coleone's Pizza & Subs ~ 2424 Ridgeland Drive "Half off" any Pizza when you dine in September 10th & 11th!

Long Long Ago Antiques ~ 36923 Detroit Road ~ Way in the back! Hours: Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 11am-5pm Storwide Sales on Antiques, Collectibles, Furniture, Seasonal Decor and more.

French Creek Medical is providing hand hygiene stations for Fall Into Avon.

These hand hygiene stations will be placed in the Taste of Avon area and at the Kids Pavilion.

For more information, see

www.frenchcreekmedical.com/Articles.asp?ID=124

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Kids Pavilion Schedule

Sat, 9/10 - 11 AM to 4 PM

Bounce House with Party Perfect

Coloring Contest - Lori Miles/FCDA

Craft Table with Lakeshore Speech Pathology

Face Painting with Goddard

Fall Photo Scene

Magic Show @ 1PM with Paul Gerber

Recycled City Display with Lake Ridge Academy

Tumbling with Little Gym

Kid's Safe ID with Avon Police from 12pm-4pm

Avon Fire Engine Display from 11am - 1pm

Sun, 9/11 =96 NOON to 4 PM

Bounce House with Party Perfect

Coloring Contest - Lori Miles/FCDA

Face Painting with Goddard

Fall Photo Scene

Recycled City Display with Lake Ridge Academy

Tumbling with Little Gym

For more information contact

The Goddard School

2555 Hale Street

Avon, OH 44011

Phone: (440) 934-3300

Fax: (440) 934-7038

www.goddardschools.com

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Fall Into Avon Schedule

SATURDAY, September 10, 2011

9:00 am - 6:00 pm: Avon Shops open for business (hours may vary) as indicated. See the display ads for stores offering specials and sidewalk sales.

Restrooms are marked "R" on the Map. The Map may be obtained from participating merchants.

11:00 am - 6:00 pm: Taste of Avon, ToA on Map

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Historic displays, "H" on Map: the Old Town Hall of 1871, (south-east corner of Detroit and Stoney Ridge)

SUNDAY, September 11, 2011

12:00 am - 5:00 pm: Avon Shops open for business (hours may vary) as indicated

11:00 am - 6:00 pm: Taste of Avon, ToA on Map

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Historic displays, "H" on Map: the Old Town Hall of 1871, (south-east corner of Detroit and Stoney Ridge

2:00 pm - Commerating 9-11-2001 at Centennial Plaza, in front of the Old Police Station on Detroit Road.

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Taste of Avon contact Information:

Call Jason Smith or Dave Vasu

36610 Detroit Road

Avon, Ohio

(440) 934-9181

Jason@jlsmithgroup.com

jlsmithgroup.com

Band Schedule at the Taste of Avon

Biasella Trio - band playing Saturday 11:00-1:00

Shadow of Doubt - band playing Saturday 1:00-3:30

Wildkatz - band playing Saturday 3:30-6:00

Hipsters - band playing Sunday 12:00-2:30

Yellow Delicious - band playing Sunday 2:30-5:00

Donations:

Aroma Restaurant Costco Heinens P&J Sanitation

Dave Vasu & Vasu Communications - generators, stages for band, tables, etc.

Jason Smith & The JL Smith Group - facilities, water, cash donation to charities from beverage sales, etc.

Other activities planned for this year's event will be a Farmers Market and Pet Adoption.

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Guide to the North Ridge Scenic Byway, Lorain County, Ohio

by Charles E. Herdendorf, Ph.D.

Professor of Biological & Geological Sciences

The Ohio State University

This 276-page full-color guidebook describes in detail the fascinating natural setting and cultural history of The North Ridge Scenic Byway along State Route 254 in Lorain County, Ohio. It presents a mile point-by-mile point log of noteworthy attributes and vistas of the North Ridge Scenic Byway.

Topics covered include scenic, geological, botanical, native wildlife, archaeological, historical, agricultural, recreational, and cultural features of the corridor. The guidebook is 276 pages in length and is richly illustrated with new color images, historic photographs, explanatory diagrams, and easily-followed maps.

Features: 276 pages; Spiral-bound; Full-Color; Guide pages are 6" x 9"

The Guide may be purchased at the Old Town Hall of 1871 on 9-10 - 9-11 2011.

The Guide may also be purchased online from French Creek Medical at

www.frenchcreekmedical.com/byway

or

www.frenchcreekmedical.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=SCENICBYWAY

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We thank our 2011 Fall into Avon Sponsors

Two Press Papers

www.goddardschool.com/Default.gspx

www.jlsmithgroup.com/

www.bravowell.com/index.php

Bravo Wellness Company. Wellness Incentives. Done Well.

tomscountryplace.com/

www.lorainccc.edu/

kimsprofitness.com/

Kim's Professional Fitness

firstfedlorain.com/

First Federal Savings of Lorain

detailsforyourhome.com/

www.sylvestertire.com/

Sylvester Truck & Tire Service Inc.

www.vfwwebcom.org/oh/post7035

VFW OH Post 7035

Veterans of Foreign Wars Department Ohio

ssgavonlaw.com/

Stringer, Stringer, and Gasior

FALL INTO AVON, 9-10 -- 11-2011

Letter from the FRENCH CREEK DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION:

P.O. BOX 111, AVON, OHIO 44011

www.avonhistory.org/org/fcnews.htm

www.frenchcreekdistrict.com

"Playing an important role in the development of your community"

Dear Business Owner,

Your company is an important part of Northeast Ohio and we are grateful that you have chosen to provide goods and services to our growing community of Avon. Have you considered the advantages you would receive by being a sponsor of our local festival this year?

French Creek Development Association is working in concert with the French Creek Merchants Association to continue the annual event "Fall into Avon", scheduled for September 10 & 11, 2011. This annual favorite draws crowds in excess of 5,000 from our community, and from all of Northern Ohio.

Your business can make a contribution to the success of "Fall into Avon" by seeking a Platinum, Diamond, Gold, Silver or Bronze Sponsorship. Your sponsorship will be contributing to the growth and sustainability of locally owned small businesses, and to maintaining the integrity of the French Creek District.

Event sponsorship gives you the opportunity to be seen as a business who is an enthusiastic supporter of your local community. It also affords you the opportunity to have your business seen by thousands of people in Avon and Northern Ohio.

The advertising program for this event has been designed to introduce your business and "Fall into Avon" to more than 100,000 households. The attached form explains the sponsorship levels. Should you have any questions, or if you'd like to meet with a member of our advertising committee to discuss your sponsorship, please contact Lori Miles at 440-934-3778, or by e-mail at: info@frenchcreekdistrict.com.

To secure your sponsorship level, and to be included in advance promotional opportunities, please complete the enclosed form and send your check payable to French Creek Foundation (dba French Creek Development Association). Please mail it to the following address by July 1, 2011: French Creek Foundation; PO Box 111, Avon, OH 44011

Of course, if you wish to support the cause but do not wish to be included in the advertising opportunities, your contribution (any value) will be just as equally appreciated.

On behalf of all those involved in the planning of "Fall into Avon", thank you very much for your consideration.

Sincerely, Fran Burik

President, French Creek Development Association

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SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES (Check option)

_____ Platinum $5,000:

Direct Mail Program to 52,000 homes.

4 " x 8 " space on flier for sponsor information.

On-site representation; Booth Presence & Presentation opportunity

Anchor Logo included on all printed collateral materials for event (posters, fliers, banners)

Logo included in all Newspaper ads.

Logo and business slogan on Event Website with link to your site

_____ Diamond $3,000:

Official Sponsor of French Creek Garden Tour.

Sponsor would be exclusive "name" sponsor of Garden Tour.

Banners with your logo and message on side of trolley.

On-site representation; Booth Presence & Presentation opportunity

Anchor Logo included on all printed collateral materials (excluding Direct Mail) for event (posters, fliers, banners)

Logo included in all Newspaper ads

Logo and business slogan on Event Website with link to your site

_____ Gold $1,500:

Official Sponsor of the Kids Pavilion.

On-site representation; Booth Presence & Presentation opportunity

Banner with your logo at entrance to Kids Pavilion

Logo included on all printed collateral materials (excluding Direct Mail) for event (posters, fliers, banners)

Logo included in all Newspaper ads

Logo and business slogan on Event Website with link to your site

_____ Silver $500:

Logo included on all printed collateral materials (posters & fliers)

Logo included in all Newspaper ads

Logo and business slogan on Event Website with link to your site

_____ Bronze $250:

Logo included on all printed collateral materials (posters & fliers)

Logo and business slogan on Event Website with link to your site

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Please indicate information as it should appear in collateral materials:

Sponsor Name: _________________________________________

Business Description/Slogan:___________________________

Address: ______________________________________________

Phone No.: ____________________Website: _______________

Contact Info (will not be shown, unless requested):

Name: ____________________________ Phone #:___________

E-Mail: _____________________________________________

Cell Number (optional):_______________________________

Logos (.jpg) should be submitted to the following e-mail: info@frenchcreekdistrict.com

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Dear Friend,

The "Fall into Avon" Festival, scheduled for September 10 & 11, is fast approaching. We have expanded on The Taste of Avon, Fall Festival and Kid's Pavilion, and added fun activities to this year's event.

We have developed a "Scarecrow Point of Interest Tour" to add to the 2011 festivities. Locations of historic significance in Avon's French Creek location have been selected to display Scarecrow exhibits. This event has been designed to be educational, entertaining, and engaging for the citizens of Avon and surrounding communities. Visitors to the exhibits will be given historical information regarding the site, the exhibit developer and overall tour sponsor.

We are looking for organizations, businesses or individuals who would be interested in creating the exhibits, demonstrating the historic significance of the site. The exhibits will be on display for the public to view, judge and purchase. A silent auction will be held at each location, with the exhibit being purchased by the highest bidder at the end of the festival. Prizes will be awarded to the best exhibits, with a share of the auction proceeds going to the #1 exhibit.

The balance of the auction proceeds will be used by the French Creek Development Association and the French Creek Merchants Association to enhance future events, and for beautification projects in the French Creek District.

As an exhibitor, you would be playing an important role in the development of your community. You may also choose to use this as an opportunity to expose your business or organization to potential members or customers. If you wish to participate, please complete the Scarecrow Competition Entry Form and mail to the following address by July 1, 2011: French Creek Foundation; PO Box 111, Avon, OH 44011. Should you have any questions, please contact Lori Miles at 440.934.3778.

Thank you for taking the time to review this information. We hope you will join us in our enthusiasm in creating a memorable and fun-filled event for our community.

Sincerely, Lori Miles

French Creek Merchants Association

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Scarecrow Competition Entry Form

Official Rules & Regulations

1. Fill out the entry form and return to the following address by July 1, 2011. Indicate your exhibit preferences, with #1 as the most preferred. Exhibit preferences will be designated on a "first come, first serve basis. Site locations and themes have been selected based on their historical significance. You must adhere to the designated theme, or petition for an alternative site and theme in the French Creek District.

2. Your exhibit must be freestanding, sturdy and weatherproof in order to qualify for displaying and judging. Consider the wind and rain when choosing and securing materials to your creation. We strongly encourage you to visit the display during the weekend for a "check up" to ensure it is looking its best. No perishable goods may be used in the construction of your exhibit (i.e. pumpkins, squash). Since your creation will be auctioned off, it must be reusable and must be able to be transported in a few pieces.

3. Fall into Avon and the exhibit site owners are not responsible for the security of the scarecrows on display.

4. Exhibits must be set up between 10 a.m. Friday, September 9, 2011 & 9 a.m. Saturday, September 10, 2011. Any damage to the site property is at your expense. Please take care during set up and be respectful of the grounds and structures at the property.

5. Fall into Avon reserves the right to take photos of the exhibits and use these photos for future promotion, without reimbursement to the designer(s). Photographs become the property of the French Creek Development and French Creek Merchants' Associations.

6. The exhibit will be auctioned off at the end of the event. Therefore, your ownership of the exhibit is relinquished at this time.

7. The public may vote for their favorites. Prize winners will be notified the week following the event. First Prize winner will receive a 50% share of the auction proceeds. Minimum values will be established for each exhibit, but there is no guaranteed dollar value for First Prize.

Site Locations & Themes:

1. Avon Isle, Ballroom Dancing in Period costume

2. Shinko's Country Store, Country Store

3. Catherines' Chocolates, Homestead Gardening

4. Details, Dairy Farmer

5. Avon Baptist, Religious or Biblical reference

6. Countryside Antiques

7. Old Town Hall of 1871, Agriculture Innovation

8. Village School, Classroom

9. Goddard School, Favorite Watering Hole

10. Long Long Ago, Library

Please PRINT clearly. Completed forms may be mailed to French Creek Foundation - PO Box 111, Avon, OH 44011

Entrant's Name: ______________________________

OR

Company/School/Troop/Group Name (also include Primary Contact Person's Name):

_________________________________________________

Address: ________________________________________

City:________________________

State ____________________

Zip ______________

Email Address:_____________________________________

Contact Number________

Site Preference (#1 being most preferred): #1_______

#2__________________________________

#3________________________________

If you wish to suggest a site and/or change in exhibit, please contact Lori Miles at 440.934.3778.

My signature indicates that I understand and agree to all of the rules of the Fall into Avon Scarecrow Competition:

Signature

Date

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