Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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December 9, 2012

Ornaments won't be available for holidays

Club fundraiser featuring Central Park fountains not expected until next month

ASHLAND — For the past five Christmases, the selling of specially designed Christmas tree ornaments featuring local landmarks has proven a popular and successul fundraiser for the Ashland Breakfast Kiwanis Club.

But there is a major problem this year: New ornaments featuring the Central Park fountains are on back order and will not be available until January, said club member Jacqui Thornburg, who has chaired the project since its inception.

How do you sell Christmas tree ornaments after Christmas?

“There are a number of people who have been collecting the ornaments, and I think many of the collectors will buy the ornaments even in January,” Thornburg said. “However, we will probably keep most of the ornaments and sell them for next Christmas.”

The delay also gives the club an opportunity to offer the ornaments for sale at Summer Motion, Poage Landing Days and other community events, Thornburg said. “That will give the ornaments more exposure and could help increase sales.”

While the new ornaments won’t be available until January, the club still has ornaments featuring the Bluegrass Grill and the C&O Railroad building from previous years. They are available at the Ashland Alliance in the old Henry Clay Hotel at 18th Street and Winchester Avenue and at the Highlands Museum and Discovery Center in the former C.H. Parsons Co. building in the 1600 block of Winchester Avenue, Thornburg said. They also are available from club members.

The ornaments are sold to raise funds for local youth activities, including the First Book program, an annual track meet at the Ashland Area YMCA and support of family resource centers in the Ashland, Fairview and Boyd County school districts.

“We appreciate the community’s support for the last five years, and we hope to continue to provide landmark ornaments of the city of Ashland for many years to come,” Thornburg said.

“We have already received a lot of questions about when this year’s ornaments will be available because the past ornaments have been so popular,” Thornburg said. “Unfortunately, this year’s ornament, which we think is beautiful and will be very popular, won’t be ready in time for Christmas.”

JOHN CANNON can be reached at jcannon@dailyindependent.com or at (606) 326-2649.

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