Transylvania County 150th Collector’s Edition Ornament Now Available

Brevard, NC) – Transylvania County is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2011 and the celebration is almost ready to begin!  The Official Transylvania County 150th Anniversary Collector’s Ornament is already available for this holiday season.

The ornament is a limited edition 24K gold-on-brass design.  It features the 150th Anniversary logo designed by Katy Rosenberg, owner of Think It Studio, a local graphic and web design firm.  The logo and the collector’s edition ornament showcase the cultural diversity, recreational bounty, natural beauty and rich heritage of the county.  A large 150 is anchored by the Transylvania County Courthouse, a waterfall, a railroad, music and natural scenes of the area.  The years 1861 – 2011 display prominently reflecting the last century and a half of the county’s founding and continued growth.

“We are excited to offer this collectable in time for the 2010 holiday season,” said Mike Hawkins, chair of the sesquicentennial steering committee. “One bit of consistent feedback we have received in our planning sessions has been the desire for a commemorative collectable, and this is a beautiful piece of work.” 

The Charleston Mint, located in Brevard, is featuring the ornament as an exclusive product and each ornament is numbered and certified by E. A. Neiman, Mint Director. The 150th Anniversary Collector’s Ornament comes packaged in a green gift box with an imprint of the ornament in gold on the box cover.  A paper gift enclosure describes the ornament and provides a brief history of Transylvania County.  All ornaments are made and assembled in the U.S.A.

 Dee Dee Perkins, Chair of the 150th Marketing Committee, adds, "We are delighted with the quality and workmanship of this commemorative ornament.  This is a beautiful memento commemorating Transylvania County's 150th birthday celebration with lasting appeal.  It's a wonderful gift for the holiday season, or a piece of local history for your own collection."

Customers can purchase the 150th Anniversary Collector’s Ornament at many locations throughout the county.  Ornaments are available at D. D. Bullwinkel’s, My Favorite Season, Jarrett’s in Rosman, Pisgah Fish Camp, Steve Owen Realty (Brevard) and Transylvania County Administration.    In addition, the ornament will be for sale at many of the downtown galleries during the Friday, December 17 Gallery Walk in Brevard.  The price of the ornament is $15 and all proceeds are returned to the 150th Celebration. 

For more information about the year-long celebration, and a listing of the calendar events, historic information and other opportunities related to Transylvania County's Sesquicentennial, visit  A comprehensive and interactive website featuring our county's rich history, significant events and featured articles launches December 20th.  For additional information please call the Transylvania County Administrative offices, at (828) 884-3271.

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