Santa Claus Lane Ornament
Fourteenth Santa Claus Lane Ornament Now Available
Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce has unveiled its newest Santa Claus Lane ornament, a depiction of The Chuck Wagon Restaurant. Through the ornament sales, holiday lights are funded and can be lit in Olean from November to early January. The ornament, the fourteenth in a series created by artist Kathleen McDonald, is $20.00.
Ten of the thirteen previously made ornaments are still available with a limited inventory. The first to be unveiled, the Olean Municipal Building in 1999 is sold out and not available. In 2000, the Fannie E. Bartlett House was depicted, followed in 2001 with St. Mary of the Angels Church. Olean High School came next in 2002 (and is sold out at GOACC but is sold by the OHS Alumni Association), St. Stephen’s Church in 2003 (sold out), St. Bonaventure University in 2004, and in 2005, a depiction of Santa Claus Lane. In 2006, the Olean General Hospital was created, in 2007, the ornament was the Olean Post Office, 2008 was Community Bank, NA 2009 was Ivers J. Norton, 2010 Castle Restaurant, and last year was the St. Francis Hospital. These past ornaments are available at the Chamber office.
Every year, the Santa Claus Lane committee chooses the landmarks to be designed on the 3 1/2 inch circular resin ornament. The artist sketches the layout from photos provided by Chamber officials and a prototype is created. Once the prototype is approved, work begins with the process of pouring and hand-painting each piece. The ornaments arrive in Olean, individually boxed and numbered, with a brief description of the ornament.
The new ornaments are available at the Chamber office at 120 North Union Street, at Seasons at the Olean Center Mall, and at The Chuck Wagon Restaurant on the North Union Street Extension in Olean. Ornaments can also be shipped outside Olean for an additional $6 for shipping/handling charges per ornament. For more information on the ornament or Santa Claus Lane activities, please call GOACC at 716/372-4433, stop in the office, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Past Santa Claus Lane Ornaments|