Research - Preservation - Education
Letter from Theresa Szippl, Membership Chairperson
August 16, 2006
Fall is quickly approaching and it's time again for the Avon Historical Society membership drive. We sincerely appreciate your support during this past year and ask for your renewal of that support for the coming September 2006 -- August 2007 year.
Some of you may have noticed that this letter is not coming from Dr. Del Fischer this year. Dr. Fischer decided this past May to retire as the Membership Chairman. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Fischer for all the years he chaired the membership drive, and also for his dedication and hard work on behalf of the Avon Historical Society.
Mrs. Jean Fischer, our Program Chairman, has again been hard at work over the summer months, getting our fall topics and speakers lined-up. A big thank you to Jean for all the time and effort she dedicates to making our programs so enjoyable.
As a reminder, our regular meetings will be held on the first Wednesday of the month at the Old Town Hall of 1871 at 7:00 pm, 9-6-06.
Wednesday, September 6: Lorraine Ritchey will present a "History of Charlestown Village (Lorain,Ohio)"
Saturday, September 9: Scenic Byways Tour -- see below
Wednesday, October 4: Dave Cotton as Capt. Wilford
Wednesday, November 1: Bette Lou Higgins "You're A Grand Ole Flag"
Wednesday, December 6: Christmas Party, V.F.W., Mills Road at 6:00 pm. Bring hors d'oeuvre or finger food to share. Drinks will be provided.
January 2007: No Meeting
Theresa Szippl, Membership Chairperson
SCENIC BYWAYS TOUR OF NORTHEAST LORAIN COUNTY
SEPTEMBER 9, 2006 10 AM TO 4 PM
On line reference: www.avonhistory.org/tour6/tour6.htm
Listen to History Speak! And Support Your County and Local Historical Societies
Donation: $15 per person or $23 for two Passports.
Children 18 and under free if accompanied by a parent or grandparent.
Call 440-322-3341 for group rates.
Order Your Passport from
The Lorain County Historical Society
The Hickories Museum
509 Washington Avenue
Elyria, Ohio 44035
Or pick some up at the meeting of The Avon Historical Society on Wednesday, September 6, 2006, at 7 pm.
Scenic Byways Passports may be ordered on-line by credit card at www.frenchcreekmedical.com. The passports will be delivered by U. S. mail.
Order Passports one-at-a-time ($15) or two-at-a-time ($23) or for a group of 10 or more people at $10 each please contact French Creek Medical at 800-274-6163
Passports will be available at each of the Stops on 9-9-06.
POSTSCRIPT: Our four historic Avon videotapes are available. Call (440) 934-6106 if you would like to preview or set up a program for your group or organization. Also available are Rose Mitock's signed and numbered prints of her paintings of the WIlford Hotel, the Old Mill and Kelling Barn. This is quite a fundraiser for us. Rose takes only the cost and donates the rest to the Historical Society.
The "Images of America: Avon" picture book depicting the city, past and present, will be available at the meeting on 9-6-06 and all day during the Scenic Byways Tour on 9-9-06 at the Old Town Hall of 1871.
The book is on sale at 2536 Stoney Ridge in The Country Store, which is shown on the cover when the store was May Webber's Millinery Shop. Call 934-6119 to make sure books are in stock before visiting The Country Store.
Parking for meetings of the Avon Historical Society:
(7 pm on first Wednesdays at the Old Town Hall of 1871, corner of Detroit and Stoney Ridge)
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 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).
Membership Application, 2006-2007, Avon Historical Society
Mark Choice:  Individual $5;  couple $7.50;  family $12.
Please send your check to The Avon Historical Society, 2623 Stoney Ridge Rd., Avon, OH 44011.
For more information, call (440) 934-5933.
We are a 501(c)3 ORGANIZATION: DUES AND DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE.