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Easter Seals selects official Christmas ornament

The official Albany 2011 Christmas Ornament is plated in 24-carat gold and is available for $15.00, according to Rosalyn Kirk, developmental director for Easter Seals of Southern Georgia.

The official Albany 2011 Christmas Ornament is plated in 24-carat gold and is available for $15.00, according to Rosalyn Kirk, developmental director for Easter Seals of Southern Georgia.

ALBANY, Ga. — Easter Seals of Southern Georgia unveiled its annual Christmas ornament on Monday with Mayor Willie Adams proclaiming it Albany's Official City Ornament for 2011.

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Jim West

Rosalyn Kirk, left, developmental director of Easter Seals of Southern Georga, helped select the work of Albany photographer Don Fisher to represent this year’s official Christmas ornament. The ornament has been named the 3rd Avenue “Through the Eyes of Don Fisher.”

For the 20th year, The Albany Easter Seals organization has provided a special ornament for city and has benefited from its sale, said Rosalyn Kirk, development coordinator for Easter Seals of Southern Georgia.

This year, the ornament, was named the 20th Anniversary 3rd Avenue "Through the Eyes of Don Fisher" ornament, because of it's simple depiction of Third Avenue in Albany by local photographer Don Fisher.

According to Kirk, the ornament is a limited edition of 1000 copies produced by the Chem Art company in Rhode Island. The delicate metal ornament is plated in 24-carat gold, Kirk said, and those interested may purchase their own for $15 each.

"We do this every year," Kirk said, "and this year we settled on Don's Third Avenue picture. I had seen it before and thought it would be perfect for what we wanted."

After the proclamation, Adams said that he was pleased to work with Easter Seals of Southern Georgia.

"Easter Seals does a lot of very good things," Adams said. "I remember back in 1959 I had some trouble with my back and was sent to Easter Seals for help. They were great."

Kirk said the ornaments may be purchased at the Easter Seal Center at 1906 Palmyra Road, and also at Royal Collection and Carriage Trade in Albany.