Original Courthouse is Civitan Ornament

The Tuscumbia Civitan Club announces production of the 2019 Civitan Christmas Ornament featuring Colbert County’s original courthouse. It is the 24th ornament in the on-going series that showcases historical sites and landmarks in the community.

TUSCUMBIA – The Tuscumbia Civitan Club announces production of the 2019 Civitan Christmas Ornament featuring Colbert County’s original courthouse. It is the 24th ornament in the on-going series that showcases historical sites and landmarks in the community.

Colbert County was created in 1867 from the northern part of Franklin County. The original red brick courthouse was built in 1882 at a cost of $14,750. A fire of unknown origin gutted the building on May 14, 1908. The current Colbert County Courthouse was completed exactly one year after the fire and incorporates the original walls and window openings.

Ornaments are available at Cold Water Books, Fiddledee D!, The Palace and financial institutions in town where they will be for sale throughout the Christmas season. The price is $15. Inventory from previous years will also be offered as long as available. Ornaments may also be purchased from Civitan Club members.

Tuscumbia Civitan Club supports many worthwhile charitable endeavors in the community through sales of the Christmas ornaments and Claxton Fruitcakes. Fruitcakes are on sale at local grocery stores and from Civitans. Among the recipients of funds raised are Safeplace, CASA, Meals on Wheels, the Cerebral Palsy Center, Boy’s and Girls’ State, and much more.

For more information, call 256-383-4401 or 256-710-1440.