Thursday, September 9, 2010

New ornament to benefit Friends

President Tim Damon recently announced the arrival of a shiny new ornament in the Friends of the Library's series of historic ornaments. This one depicts the popular Holyoke landmark of Scott Tower.  The design was selected by long-time Friends volunteer Michael Baron. 

The sale of each ornament ($14) benefits the Friends and ultimately the Library,  helping to fulfill the Friends mission of supporting the Library.  You can buy the ornaments at the Library, in the Mayor's Office,  or whenever you see a Friends of the Library table at a community event.

The Scott Tower ornament made its debut at the Great Holyoke Block Party, Sunday September 5, 2010.    It was on display in Veterans Park along with the Civil War Memorial ornament honoring the statue that is being restored by Cesar Lopez in the center of that park.

Karlene Shea (pictured here) was one of the volunteers staffing the Friends table.

Walter Scott Memorial Tower is the official name of the tower, as noted in the information card that accompanies the new ornament. (See photo below).

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