Child Development Center Holds Ornament Fund Raiser

Posted: November 2, 2011 at 1:01 am, Last Updated: November 1, 2011 at 3:37 pm

Help support Mason’s Child Development Center fund raiser and get an early start on your holiday shopping. Sales of the 2011 White House Holiday Ornament begin this week in the Johnson Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dates are as follows:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 2, Kiosk H
  • Monday, Nov. 7, Kiosk A
  • Thursday, Nov. 17, Kiosk D
  • Tuesday, Dec. 6, Kiosk B

The 2011 White House Christmas ornament honors the administration of Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States, reflecting the excitement that President Roosevelt, his wife Edith, and their lively young family brought to life at the White House. The front face of the ornament is a color illustration derived from a political cartoon drawn by William A. Rogers in 1901.

The reverse side of the ornament features a second color image inspired by a period illustration. It captures the moment in 1903 when young Archie (the second youngest of Roosevelt’s children) reveals to his family a Christmas tree he had hidden in a seamstress’s closet in the White House.

This keepsake makes a perfect gift for parents, friends, relatives and co-workers. For pricing and ordering information, see the Child Development Center website.

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