President Ralph White called the March 6, 2013, meeting of the Avon Historical Society to order at 7:03 p. m. There were about 13 members and guests present.
Two corrections were made in the February minutes. The treasurer's report should read $5,726. No insurance payment has been paid. In the Landmarks Preservation Commission report the brick house across from the east entrance of Avon Commons was seeking an historical landmark designation. The minutes were approved as corrected with Jean Fischer making the motion and Carol Smith seconding.
Christine White gave the treasurer's report at $5,657. 20.
Ralph said he'd received a letter and receipt from the city indicating the rental fee of $1 per year for the Old Town Hall of 1871 was paid from 1999 through 2028.
Ralph asked for a motion to appoint Jack Smith as publicity chairman to include notices of meetings and events to news organizations and to arrange for the dispersal of the minutes and the agendas. Jean Fischer made the motion with Christine White seconding. Motion passed.
Jack reported on the meeting of the Bicentennial committee. He said he favored the project involving the about-to-be-created new entrance to Schwartz Road Park. He said the roadway should be named Bicentennial Trail and include a series of permanent photographs of important historical homes. The markers would include text regarding the location and significance of the homes. There will be discussion of the project next month.
At 7:11 Jack made the motion for adjournment with Chris seconding.
Jean introduced the speaker Matt Weisman from the Black River Historical Society who spoke about the War of 1812.
Next months speaker is yet to be determined.
Respectfully submitted, JoAnne Easterday, Secretary
Jean Fischer will present "The Making of Avon's 1976 Bicentennial Quilt" at the meeting of the Avon Historical Society at 7 pm on Wednesday, 4-3-13, at the Old Town Hall of 1871, southeast corner of Detroit and Stoney Ridge. Guests welcome. For more information, contact Stan Hawryluk at 934-0224.
AVON HISTORICAL SOCIETY PROPOSED AGENDA, April 3, 2013
I. Reading of the minutes of the meeting of March 6, 2013
II. Treasurer's Report
A. Any outstanding bills to present.
III. Old Business
A. Landmarks Preservation Commission report, Joe Richvalsky
B. Vote on the Bicentennial Logo at 7 pm, 4-23-13, at Avon Isle, Jack Smith
IV. New Business
A. Program for 5-1-13, Jean Fischer
V. Motion to Adjourn and Second
Jean Fischer will present "The Making of Avon's 1976 Bicentennial Quilt".
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).
Vote on the Bicentennial Logo at 7 pm, 4-23-13, at the Avon Isle.
Avon seeks creativity for celebration
Published: Thursday, March 28, 2013
By ADRIANA CUEVAS acuevas@MorningJournal.com
AVON -- ... Avon is looking for local artists to design a logo to be featured in their upcoming 2014 bicentennial celebration.
"We have five entries so far," said Susan Beres, office manager of the Parks and Recreation Department [phone 937-7834].
The Parks and Recreation Department encourages all applicants to create an original design which will be used on banners, T-shirts, stationary, buttons and other advertising items.
The logo will also be made available for use in popular annual events such as the Avon Heritage Duck Tape Festival, Fall into Avon, and Taste of Avon should event coordinators choose to go with a bicentennial theme.
Though artists have artistic freedom when developing their design, the city of Avon is not looking for a revised version of the Avon seal logo.
"We want our bicentennial logo to be separate from the city of Avon seal," Beres said. "All we ask is that artists incorporate the word Avon, the number 200, and the years 1814 to 2014."
Applicants should submit an 8-inch by 10-inch design via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 18. There are no age restrictions on those eligible to apply. The winning design will be voted on by Bicentennial Committee members at the April 23  meeting.
The winner will receive exclusive artist credit for their design, as well as their own bicentennial advertising materials to keep.
"Anybody who feels they have an artist's flare is more than welcome to participate," Beres said. "We are hoping that this bicentennial logo contest will help the community become more involved with the city of Avon."
The city has set up a bicentennial link on the city's website. Those interested in volunteering for the city's 2014 bicentennial can contact Avon Parks and Recreation Department Director Diane Corrao at email@example.com.
4-21-13: Plant Swap at the Miller Nature Preserve
The Avon Garden Club will hold a plant swap and program on flower care at the Miller Nature Preserve, located at 2739 Center Rd (SR 83), on Sunday, April 21 at 3:00pm.
This free program is presented in collaboration with the Miller Nature Preserve staff. Come to learn about good gardening practices and bring your plants to exchange. Any questions, please call Fran Burik at 934-4420.