The annual custom-designed 2016 city of Grand Prairie holiday ornament is a tabletop tableau and handmade by Rebecca Jensen, wife of Mayor Ron Jensen. Using natural materials from their Grand Prairie property and recycled books, Mrs. Jensen assembled, painted, adorned, glittered and decorated each for the holidays.
The 2016 ornament comes in a gift bag and sells for $10 each; or three for $25. Proceeds benefit the Lone Star Charitable Foundation, which grants money to Grand Prairie charities. The ornaments may be purchased at:
- City Hall, 317 College St., 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Friday
- Tourist Center, 2170 N. Belt Line Road, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday
- Warmack Library, 760 Bardin Road, hours vary, check gptx.org/library
- The Main Library, 901 Conover, hours vary, check gptx.org/library
- The Summit, 2975 Esplanade, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., Monday-Saturday
This is the 13th in a series of annual ornaments. Also available for $5 each, discounted from their original price of $15 each, are ornaments as available from 2004 to 2014.
Available are the 2004 “Lone Star Park World Thoroughbred Championship Breeders’ Cup” ornament; the 2005 “I Love Grand Prairie” ornament; the 2006 “Starry Nights” ornament; the 2010 “Willow Tree in Central Park” ornament; the 2011 “Farmers Market” ornament; 2012 “All Things Grand Prairie” ornament; and 2014 hand-made Victorian cone.
(The 2007 "Uptown Theater" ornament; the 2008 “Prairie Lights”; 2009 “Centennial”; 2013 “Mrs. Ruthe’s Christmas Tree”; and 2015 “Peace” ornaments are sold out.)
The ornament series was created by Janice England, wife of retired Mayor Charles England, as a way to celebrate Grand Prairie and raise funds for local charities. Mrs. Jensen is continuing the tradition. For more information, call 972-237-8369.
Annual Holiday Ornaments
Updated on 11/16/2016 2:22 PM
The city's annual custom-designed holiday ornament benefits the Lone Star Charitable Foundation, which grants money to Grand Prairie charities.
- 2016 Ornament: A tabletop tableau, this year's handmade ornament features natural materials from the Jensens' property and recycled books.
- 2015 Ornament: Mrs. Jensen used wood discs she cut from felled cedar tree branches on their Grand Prairie property, painted using blackboard paint, decorated for the holidays. The 2015 ornament comes in a bag of 3.
- 2014 Ornament: Hand made by Rebecca Jensen, the 2014 ornament is a cone shape with branches, pennants, glitter and cloth.
- 2013 Ornament: Celebrate Peace (Sold Out): Hand made by Rebecca Jensen, using recycled books, glitter and tinsel.
- 2012 Ornament: All that is Great in Grand Prairie: Designed by Janice England, celebrating Grand Prairie's entertainment venues, parks, lake, fire and police, families, airport, Farmer's Market, Uptown Theater, and Prairie Paws.
- 2011 Ornament: Farmers Market: Paying tribute to the Grand Prairie Farmers Market.
- 2010 Ornament: Central Park: Tribute to Grand Prairie's Central Park, available in silver or gold.
- 2006 Ornament: Starry Nights (Sold Out): An elegant gold decoration featuring the gorgeous night sky filled with stars.
- 2005 Ornament: I Love Grand Prairie: Tucked away within the three-dimensional gold filigree scrolls are stars and hearts, signifying Texas and Grand Prairie.
- 2004 Ornament: Lone Star Park Breeder's Cup. The inaugural ornament recognizes the pageantry and celebration of the Breeder's Cup with elements representing the state of Texas, Breeder's Cup, Lone Star Park and the city, encircled by a ribbon of stars and stripes cradled within a grid of longitude and latitudes. 2004- "Lone Star Park Breeder's Cup": The inaugural ornament recognizes the pageantry and celebration of the Breeder's Cup. It features elements representing the state of Texas, Breeder's Cup, Lone Star Park and the city.
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