President Jack Smith called the February 6, 2013, meeting of the Avon Historical Society to order at 7 p. m. There were about 60 members and guests present.
The minutes of October 3, 2013, were approved as written by Christine White and then posted. Nancy McGhee made the motion with Theresa Szippl seconding.
Ralph White gave the treasurer's report. After an insurance payment, the balance reads $5,726.96. There were no outstanding bills to present.
Ralph proceeded with the Landmark Preservation Commission report. The Commission received an application for demolition of a brick house across from the east entrance of Avon Commons. Because there was not enough information on the application, the request was tabled.
Ralph said there was a discussion regarding the Avon bicentennial celebration next year. The discussion of the progress of the Certified Local Government declaration was tabled because one member of the Commission was absent
Ralph moved that $30 be paid to the City for payment of the contract for use by the Society of the Old Town Hall. Jean Fischer seconded. The money would pay for the $1 per year fee that had not been collected for the past numerous years and for several years in advance. Motion passed.
Jack announced a February 20, 2013, meeting for the Avon Bicentennial at Avon Isle park at 7 p.m. He urged people to visit
to view some posted ideas for the Bicentennial celebration.
Jean Fischer said the speaker for March 6, 2013, would again be Matt Weisman. The topic will be the War of 1812 with particular emphasis on local battles in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.
Jack announced that at the adjournment of the meeting he would be resigning his position as president of the Avon Historical Society.
At 7:07 Dan McGhee moved for adjournment. Rosemarie Banfield seconded. Motion passed.
Jean Fischer introduced the speaker Matt Weisman from the Black River Historical Society who spoke about "Ship Building on the Black River."
Respectfully submitted, JoAnne Easterday, Secretary
Spring Into Avon
March 15 - 17, 2013
Saturday, March 16th
Pancake Breakfast and Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny
On Saturday, March 16th, two seatings will be available, 8:00 and 10:00am, with the Egg Hunt at 9:30.
Pancakes, Sausage, Juice, Milk and Coffee will be provided by Tom's Country Place.
When: Saturday, March 16 at 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
Where: Avon Isle, 37080 Detroit Rd
Cost: $6 Adult, $3 Ages 2-8, under 2 FREE
$2 extra for ticket purchases at the door
Advance Tickets may be purchased at The Littlest Details and Avon Eye Design in the Olde Avon Villlage at 36840 Detroit Road or at Secret Garden Floral Design, 36951 Detroit Rd.
You can also call Lori Miles to reserve your spot at (440) 934-4420 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids, visit with the Easter Bunny for a photo (Mom and Dad, remember to bring your cameras), have your face painted, and make a craft.
Details and Littlest Details will sponsor face painting. Cheddar representing First Federal Savings of Lorain will come to help the Easter Bunny.
Coloring Contest: Kids up to age 8, color the Easter Bunny (entries available at participating merchants or at the event) for a chance to win valuable prizes.
The Egg Hunt will be held at 9:30 a.m. (between the breakfast seatings) at the Avon Isle.
French Creek Merchants also are offering store specials, prize drawings, and an Adult Egg Hunt for district shoppers March 15 -17 during Spring into Avon, our spring festival.
Parking will be available at Nemo's Grille, French Creek Tavern, Frank & Ellie's Bar & Grill, Avon Animal and Bird Hospital and The Country Store.