In 1989 the Oregon Chamber of Commerce began the annual tradition of producing a keepsake Christmas ornament that celebrates a special anniversary, historic place or event within our community.
“This year our Chamber Christmas ornament will feature the 30th Anniversary of F.N. Smith - Celebrating Engineering Expertise and Manufacturing Excellence,” said Debbie Dickson, Chamber Director. “When talking to folks, many can’t believe that it’s only been 30 years as the company has such a strong presence in our community."
Past anniversary nods have included the Oregon VFW Post, Sinnissippi Forest, White Pines Ranch, the Oregon Library, the Ogle County Farm Bureau, and the Oregon Park District.
The Black Hawk Statue, the Soldiers and Sailors monument, the Historic Ogle County Courthouse, historic Chana School, the Oregon City Clock and Iron Mike are a few of the points of interest chosen for past ornaments.
Ornaments are $10 and can be purchased at Harvard State Bank, Stillman Bank, and at City Hall during regular business hours.
Ornaments are also available at the Chamber Office, located at 122 N. Fourth Street, Monday – Friday from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
"This is a limited edition, so call the Chamber at 815-732-2100 to reserve yours today!," Dickson said.