The third in a series of holiday ornaments depicting the history of Liberty Township is now available.
Liberty Elementary School – now known as the Liberty Early Childhood School – has been created for the Liberty Township Historical Society and is now available for purchase.
The ornament will make its debut at the Liberty Township Fire Association’s Friday fish fry at the Lakota Freshman School, 7630 Bethany Lane. From 5-8 p.m., residents can view, order, or purchase the ornament.
“We try to find buildings we think may be of interest,’’ said Paul Stumpf, president of the historic society and Liberty Township’s fire chief.
“We think this Liberty Elementary ornament is going to be our biggest seller since (the school) has been opened since 1928. There’ve been thousands of people who have gone through there.”
Some of the ornaments will also have magnets on the back, Stumpf said. All will sell for the same price, $10.
“The idea is they’re a ornament,” Stumpf said. “We put magnets on the back of half of them so more people might be able to use them.”
Previous Barker, hand-painted ornaments in the series include the Hughes, one-room school, which opened in 1887, and the original Liberty Township hall, constructed in 1894.
Descriptive labels about each of the ornaments have been put on the back of each.
Ornaments can be ordered by mail from the historical society at a cost of $10 each plus a $3 shipping and handling fee. The cost for a set of all three is $25.
Send mail orders to: Liberty Township Historical Society, %Paul Stumpf, 6400 Princeton Road, Liberty Township, OH 45011 or firstname.lastname@example.org