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Greenfield reveals latest holiday ornament

The new Greenfield Holiday ornament features Greenfield Community college.

The new Greenfield Holiday ornament features Greenfield Community college. Purchase photo reprints »

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community College has been chosen by the town’s business association as the subject for this year’s holiday ornament.

“The college is a rich resource for this region,” said Greenfield Business Association Coordinator Kate Snyder.

“Besides offering affordable educational opportunities for Greenfield’s residents, it provides our businesses with an educated labor force and fosters new entrepreneurs who begin businesses in town. The GBA is proud to offer this ornament celebrating GCC’s achievements.”

It also happens to be the 20th landmark ornament the GBA is releasing, as well as GCC’s 50th anniversary.

The local college’s new building is pictured and the year 2012 is engraved on the ornament.

Each year, the GBA produces a holiday ornament — this year it is pewter and in some years it has been gold-plated brass — to recognize an important Greenfield landmark.

The ornament, which was made in New Hampshire, is for sale at Wilson’s Department Store on Main Street and Raven Used Books and Imagine Jewelers, both on Bank Row.

The cost is $15.

Collectors of the Greenfield Landmark Ornament series look forward to the new ornament each year, said Snyder. She said she still gets requests for them from former Greenfield residents across the country each year.

Some other landmark ornaments featured in the
series have been the Garden Theater, Poet’s Seat Tower, the Pumping Station covered bridge, Greenfield Public Library, Town Hall, the Mansion House, the Franklin County Courthouse and the old Greenfield Railway Station.

Several ornaments from past years are still available at the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce at 395 Main St.

For more information, call 413-774-2791 or email: gba@franklincc.org.

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