For the first time Easter Seals will feature a Fort Gordon landmark for its annual Ornament of Hope. Also for the first time the ornament will include color.
Brenda Floyd, special events manager for Easter Seals of East Georgia, said the group approached Fort Gordon officials about a building to feature on the ornament and finally decided on the signal towers.
“It’s a landmark,” Floyd said.
The nonprofit group also chose to add a color to the traditional 24-carat gold-over-brass ornament. An American flag adds a pop of color that the group has already noticed attracting attention.
Floyd said early interest in this year’s color ornament has been good.
“It really has made a big difference,” she said.
In 2012, the Augusta Country Club was featured. Other past landmarks included The Widows Home, Woodrow Wilson Boyhood Home, the old Arsenal Guardhouse and Enterprise Mill.
Ornaments will be sold for $16 at holiday events and a number of Augusta businesses, as well as at the Easter Seals office. The ornament includes a history of the site.
Proceeds from the sales go toward the Easter Seals mission: serving those with disabilities and special needs.