By Anna McFall
The Clay Historical Society announces their 2012 Christmas ornament, commemorating the former Clay Elementary School House. This ornament is the fifth in a series of ornaments created beginning in 2007.
“These ornaments recognize and honor the historical significance of different Clay community establishments,” Society Vice President Jackie Hambrick said.
Each year the society chooses a historic location in Clay and creates a unique Christmas ornament to sell during the holiday season. These sales help to raise money for some of the society’s projects throughout the year.
“Most people like to collect the set each year,” Hambrick said.
This year, the society is honoring the former Clay Elementary School House.
Jefferson County built a school on this site in 1913. The Clay PTA was organized between 1934 and 1936. The school began as a one room structure in 1940. A lunchroom was added in 1948. More additions were made in 1953 and 1959. In 1978, a new school was opened to meet the needs of a growing community
Past ornaments include: Taylor Memorial Church, Mount Calvary Church, Jafye Wear House,
Ornaments for this year, featuring the former Clay Elementary school will cost $12. Some previous versions of the ornaments are available for $10.
If you are interested in purchasing an ornament, or for more information about the Historical Society, contact Ron Self (807-1430) or Jackie Hambrick (680-2232).
The ornaments will be available at the City of Clay Library.