This year’s Ornament of Hope fundraiser for the Easter Seals will feature a custom-designed replica of the clubhouse at the Augusta Country Club.
“I think it’s exquisite. It’s gorgeous,” said Sheila Thomas, the president and CEO of Easter Seals of East Georgia.
For the past 20 years, Easter Seals of East Georgia has chosen a historic Augusta site to feature on an ornament. The proceeds from the sales go toward the Easter Seals’ mission.
All ornaments are 24-carat gold over brass.
In 2011, The Widows Home on Greene Street was featured. Other past designs include the Woodrow Wilson Boyhood Home, Augusta State University’s Arsenal Guardhouse, Enterprise Mill, the Old Academy of Richmond County and The Augusta Chronicle.
Thomas said a committee begins discussing designs for historic sites about six months before Christmas.
Ornaments can be purchased at a number of locations for $15. The purchase also includes a certificate that gives a history of the site.
Although the ornaments are typically purchased during the holidays, Thomas said they will be available throughout the year.
“They make wonderful gifts year-round,” she said. “It’s a small gift but a lovely and meaningful gift.”
Ornaments are being sold at Easter Seals of East Georgia, SunTrust and Georgia Bank and Trust locations, Windsor Jewelers, Sacred Heart, Century 21, Surrey Pharmacy, the Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau and Fred’s Stylon.