The 2013 Main Street Christmas ornament is now available and features the historic Union Station in downtown Texarkana. The Union Station was selected as part of the celebration of Texarkana’s 140th birthday.
As the description on the ornament reads: Union Station represents the importance of the railroad to the city of Texarkana. The city was planned and developed around the
railroad 140 years ago(1873) with the arrival of the first train
The ornament is eighth in the series of collectible ornaments that Main Street Texarkana produces each year to recognize the city’s oldest treasures. Many people collect the ornaments throughout the year as gifts to visitors or for personal display, said Ina McDowell, director of Main Street Texarkana.
“We usually sell several at a time with purchasers keeping a tradition of giving the ornaments to family and friends each year. People begin calling weeks in advance to find out which building or attraction will be featured,” she said.
Previous year’s ornaments include: U.S. Post Office/Courthouse, Perot Theater, Ace of Clubs House, Municipal Building, Ensign Fountain, U.S. Federal Courthouse(TRAHC Building), and the Offenhauser Building(Museum of Regional History).
Each ornament is made of pewter and sells for $15. All are available through the Main Street
Texarkana office located at the Texarkana Chamber of Commerce, 819 N. State Line Avenue, Texarkana, Texas. In addition, ornaments are available at Fan Fare Gifts, 2315 Richmond Road, Texarkana, Texas, and Logan Electric, 206-208 E. Broad St., Texarkana, Arkansas
For more information or locations, call 903-792-7191. Or email, firstname.lastname@example.org.