The James A. Garfield Historical Society, meeting in the historic Mott Building, Main Street, Garrettsville on July 16, 2012, began their proceedings by accepting several donations to their collection of documents and artifacts.

From former resident, Virginia Quale, an Underwood portable typewriter (Remember those?),  a Garrettsville H.S. graduation cap with  classmates’ signatures, postcards and a mystery object which will require investigation.  From Tony Scarl came a milk bottle and a jar of spices from the now-defunct Doc’s Restaurant on Main St.  Julie Fredrickson contributed a book of court records from the late 1800’s.  Jhon Kline’s donation was a 1949 Ford automobile advertisement from the Hecky-Pollock dealership in Garrettsville. A painting by local artist Celia Thomas was donated by Dennis Eberhart.

The society’s regular monthly open house will be on August 4.  The summer picnic will be held on August 20 at the home of Iva Walker. The September meeting will be a popcorn and movie night.

This is the year for the biennial Christmas Walk in Garrettsville.  Advertising and ticket sales will be managed by Connie Knop and Lynn Fry and will begin yesterday…well, the Christmas Walk IS on the first two weekends in November, coming up quickly!  Ideas for the window display in the Mott Building until that time were discussed and so was the Candle Light Tour, a limited admission (only 200) preview conducted on the Thursday evening prior to the official opening of the Walk itself; flyers will be going out, don’t be left behind!  Christmas ornaments commemorating the 2012 Walk and the one coming in 2014 were opened and admired.

Start wrapping packages!