TPL Friends Christmas Ornaments on sale

Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Troy Mayor Jimmy Lunsford is traditionally the first person in line to purchase the latest edition of the Friends of the Troy Public Library Christmas Ornaments.

And this year was no different from the past 15 years.

When the ornaments arrived the mayor was at the head of the line.

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“Mayor Lunsford has been our first and one of our must dependable customers,” said Juanita Rogers, Friends president. “We always look forward to him getting our Friends Christmas ornaments sale off to a good start.”

This year’s Friends of the Troy Public Library Christmas Ornaments will feature a street scene from downtown Troy.

“The scene is of North Court Square that includes Douglas Bros. Jewelry and Byrd’s Drugs, which are historic buildings,” Rogers said. “The ornaments are very colorful and are great additions to our Friends Christmas ornament collection.”

The North Court Square scene will be the 16th edition of the Christmas ornaments offered for sale by the Friends of the Troy Public Library.

“A lot of people purchase the ornaments for Christmas gifts and others purchase them as part of their holiday collections,” Rogers said. “A complete set will now be 16 ornaments that date back to 1995 because there was one year that we didn’t do an ornament.”

The first Friends Christmas ornament design was of Troy City Hall followed by the Pike Pioneer Museum, Pike County Courthouse, Enzor Theater, Union Station, Kilby Hall, Troy Post Office, Beard Hospital, Edge Hospital, Starlite Drive-in, Wood-Spann House, Troy High School, First United Methodist Church, First Baptist Church, Southside Baptist Church and the North Court Square Street Scene.

“We will also have several ornaments from year’s past available through the silent auction,” Rogers said. “These are the last of these ornaments. There is only one Beard Hospital ornament left and a couple of Troy City Hall ornaments. We also have a few Pike Pioneer Museum, Wood-Spann and Edge Hospital ornaments on the silent auction list. You can bid on these at the Troy Public Library beginning next week.”

There are several of the church designed ornaments still available and those are only $7.

The funds raised by the Christmas ornament sale are used for library needs that are not budgeted.

“Last year, we purchased three filing cabinets for microfilm,” Rogers said. “Just whatever the needs are we try to help fill them. We appreciate everyone who supports our Christmas ornament sale.”

The ornaments are $15 each and are available at the Troy Public Library, Douglas Bros. Jewelry, Bryd Drug Co. and Wilma’s Beauty Salon.