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WMH Auxiliary debuts new Ornament

May 8, 2014
Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

The WMH Auxiliary Board is pleased to announce that their 2014 Ornament is now available and will make its debut at the annual "Celebrating Spring"event to be held on May 10 at the Shorewood Country Club in Dunkirk. This is the 10th year in the limited edition series. This year's ornament features "Eason Hall." This prominent Westfield building has an interesting history.

In 1919, Clara Eason bequeathed $23,000 to the village of Westfield for a municipal building in memory of her parents, David and Margaret Eason. "Backman's Skating Auditorium & Dance Hall" on Elm Street was purchased and remodeled, adding a stepped facade, stone lintels and sills around the windows, a three bay portico with four banded Egyptian columns, and front double glass doors with side lights, transom and wood entablature. Stately "Eason Hall", dedicated on Jan 15, 1925, houses a courtroom, offices, meeting rooms, and an auditorium. It is still one of Westfield's busiest buildings.

In addition to the ornament, the "Eason Hall" image may also be purchased as a magnet or thimble. If you wish to add this new ornament to your collection, or start a collection, they will be available at the "Celebrating Spring" event, at the Westfield Farmers Market and various other functions in the community or by contacting any WMH Auxiliary Board member.

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