2009 Fall Program of the Avon Historical Society

Avon Historical Society

Research - Preservation - Education

Letter from Theresa Szippl, Membership Chairperson

Dear Member/Members:

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 2009 -- August 2010 year.

Mrs. Jean Fischer and Mr. Stan Hawryluk our Program Chairmen have again been hard at work getting our fall topics and speakers lined-up. Thank you to Jean and Stan for making our programs so enjoyable. If you know of a program that might be of interest to our group, please share that with Jean and Stan for possible future programs.

The Historical Society will be participating in this year's Fall Festival - September 12 & 13. We'll have tables at Romes Lake Pointe Office [George Clifton House], Ron Larson's Olde Avon Village and the Old Town Hall. More information will be announced at the September 2nd meeting.

As a reminder, our REGULAR meetings will be held on the first Wednesday of the month at the Old Town Hall at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 20 6:00 p.m. Potluck Picnic -- Mill Hollow, Shelter #3, Vermilion Lorain County Historical Society will provide hot dogs & beverage. Bring a dish to share and table service.

Wednesday, September 2 Amanda Romeo and Jeff Siegler, Heritage Ohio Director of Revitalization -- House Restoration

More on Jeff Siegler and Heritage Ohio

Saturday, September 12 & Sunday, September 13 City of Avon Fall Festival

Wednesday, October 7 Jean Fischer -- Early Avon History "What's in a name?"

Wednesday, November 11 6:00 p.m. Intersociety Tureen Dinner -- Carlisle Reservation Bring a dish to share and table service:

[The Intersociety Committee of Lorain County Historical Society announces its Annual Meeting and Potluck Dinner Wed., November 11, 2009 (Veterans' Day), Beginning at 6:00 p.m. At the Carlisle Visitors Center (Lorain County MetroParks), Diagonal Road, west of S.R. 301

Hosted this year by the Elyria Historical Association (an affiliate of the Lorain County Historical Society)

The program is "Old Glory: A Short History of the Flag," Presented by Jim Smith, Lorain County Historical Society Education Coordinator

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).]

Wednesday, December 2 Christmas Party -- V.F.W., Mills Road at 6:00 p.m. Bring hors d'oeuvre or finger food to share. Drinks will be provided.

Saturday, December 5 10:00 a.m. -- Decorate Old Town Hall for Christmas -- 6:00 p.m. Santa at Old Town Hall

January 2010 No Meeting

Theresa Szippl -- Membership Chairperson


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, 2009-2010, Avon Historical Society

Mark Choice: [] Individual $5; [] couple $7.50; [] family $12.



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Please send your check to The Avon Historical Society, 2623 Stoney Ridge Rd., Avon, OH 44011.

For more information, call (440) 934-5933.


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Jeff Siegler, Heritage Ohio Director of Revitalization


Heritage Ohio was developed as a statewide, not-for-profit organization dedicated to encouraging and assisting people and organizations to protect and preserve our heritage.

Heritage Ohio is the Statewide Main Street Coordinating Program in Ohio, as designated by the National Main Street Center.

Statewide Main Street assists cities and towns within the state with downtown and neighborhood business district revitalization.



Director of Revitalization: Jeff Siegler Jeff attended Ohio Wesleyan University where he recieved his bachelors degree in economics management. While working for a historic tax credit developer In Richmond, Virginia Jeff completed his Masters of Urban and Regional Planning at Virginia Commonwealth University with a concentration in urban revitalization. Prior to becoming the direcor of revitalization at Heritage Ohio, Jeff worked as the director of the Lancaster Special Improvement District and Main Street Lancaster.

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