Looking for a few more stocking stuffers before Christmas?
The annual custom-designed 2013 city of Grand Prairie holiday ornament is hand made this year by Rebecca Jensen, wife of Mayor Ron Jensen. Mrs. Jensen recycled books into hand-made Christmas trees, glittered and adorned with a tinsel top.
Ornaments made with books from the library of former Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Mrs. Ruthe Jackson are available for $15 each and 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, click here for hours
- The Summit, 2975 Esplanade, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., Monday-Saturday
This is the 10th in a series of annual ornaments. Also available for $10 each, discounted from their original price of $15 each, are ornaments from 2004 to 2012, which include the inaugural 2004 ornament, recognizing Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie's World Thoroughbred Championship Breeders’ Cup; the 2005 "I Love Grand Prairie" ornament; the 2006 "Starry Nights" ornament; the 2010 "Willow Tree in Central Park" ornament; and the 2011 "Farmers Market" ornament. The 2009 "Centennial" ornaments, the 2008 "Prairie Lights" ornaments and the 2007 "Uptown Theater" 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.
For more information, call 972-237-8086.