Women's Club offers Bay Village-themed items
The Bay Village Women's Club Foundation announces it has a new landmark building available, the Huntington Water Tower by Cat's Meow. It is being sold for $15. Other buildings sell for $10 each.
The water tower and a large stone that passengers used in stepping out of their carriages are the only two features remaining from John Huntington's farm and can be seen at Huntington Park.
The Foundation also has other hometown-themed items available including afghans, Bay Traditions ll Cookbook, and Bay Village playing cards.
The Bay Village Historial Landmark Afghan that was custom-designed from the illustrations of artist Jo Theis includes depictions of the Community House, the Gazebo, Rose Hill Museum, Bay Village City Hall, Huntington Playhouse, BAYarts Station, Huntington Water Tower and the historic Reuben Osborn House. The available color combinations are cranberry/cream, hunter green/cream and navy/cream and sell for $45.
Bay Traditions ll Cookbook includes recipies submitted in the past such as those from Mrs. Jimmy Dudley, Mrs. H.G. Steinbrunner, and Elberta Fleming, founder of the Lake Erie Nature and Science Center, as well as current club members.
The cookbook opens with a history of Bay Village where Joseph and Lydia Cahoon and their five children were the first settlers arriving on Oct. 10, 1810. Throughout the cookbook are sketches of historic Bay Village buildings and homes. Marge Gulley drew the cover sketch of the Huntington Water Tower, as well as the drawing of the Lake Erie Nature and Science Center. The Little Red Brick School House was drawn by Ethel Saddler, a descendent of early settlers. R. Drew Sondles, son of long time member, Janet Sondles, did the numerous drawings of significant homes and buildings that precede the eight categories of recipies. For those wanting to see the various sites, addresses are included. The cookbook is available at Fragapane Bakery, 626 Dover Center Road, for $12.
Two decks of Bay Village playing cards come in a plastic case and are being sold at the Dwyer Senior Center, 300 Bryson Lane, for $10.
Profits from the sale of the keepsakes support scholarships for select Bay High School graduating seniors and civic contributions to groups and projects within the city of Bay Village that are announced in the spring each year.
For more information and purchase of all items call 440-892-4344 or 440-334-7539.
Mary Kay McLean
I am a member of the Bay Village Women's Club and publicize our events.