The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

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December 9, 2012

Geneva’s Community Improvement Corporation releases its 2012 holiday ornament

GENEVA — The nation’s shortest covered bridge is a big deal in Geneva, and now it is immortalized on the Community Improvement Corporation’s annual Christmas tree ornament.

In its fifth year, the Christmas ornament series has become a tradition for many local families, CIC member Terri Vincent said.

The ornaments are clear glass with the bridge etched on the glass. They are limited to 200, and are designed by Winner’s Circle Trophy Shop owner Randy Thompson.

“Randy is very talented,” Vincent said. “We give him a picture of the landmark we want on the ornament and he just does a fantastic job of making the most beautiful, collectable ornaments.”

The West Liberty Street Bridge is the fifth in the series, which includes the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Eddie’s Grill, Rees’ Drug Store, and the Old Mill.

Vincent said nearly half of the 2012 ornaments are already pre-sold.

“You really have to act on it if you want one,” she said. “A lot of them are already spoken for, maybe even half are pre-sold. This is a tradition everyone wants to continue.”

Vincent said there are still a few Old Mill ornaments left over from last year, if anyone is interested in purchasing one.

The ornaments began as a fundraiser for the CIC, which develops community projects and supports city planning.

“When we first started the ornaments, we wanted to always look at city or area landmarks as the subject,” Vincent said.

While the smallest bridge is a new landmark in the city, Vincent said it is among one of the most exciting.

“The shortest bridge is something that will become historical,” she said. “Our city will be known for this bridge, among our other bridges and wineries and historical spaces. It is another piece of the Geneva area to celebrate.”

The ornaments are $15 each and are available at Crawford’s Insurance, Geneva City Hall, Central Hardware, The Winner’s Circle, and Catherine’s Christmas, or by calling Vincent at 813-4417.

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