As the holiday season rapidly approaches, the Crosby/Huffman Chamber of Commerce announces their annual Christmas ornament. This limited edition ornament is the second in what is turning out to be a promising series of commemorative collectibles. Last year, the inaugural ornament portrayed the Crosby Fair and Rodeo Association; this time, the ornament depicts a 1923 Crosby ISD school bus. “It doesn’t look like a bus we’re familiar with today, it looks more like a truck with a cab on the back,” said Judy Richard, chamber spokesperson. The idea to sell these ornaments as a fundraiser to contribute to the chamber’s building fund originated with Dr. Ryan Konarik, the chamber president. As the idea began to shape out into reality, the board voted on what would be depicted on the ornaments. “We wanted each year’s ornament to depict something of historical significance,” said Richard. “Something unique to our area.” Richard said three ideas were proposed for the project, two of which have come to fruition: the Fair and Rodeo Association, and one of the oldest photos of the Crosby ISD school bus. The third possible image to be depicted is the Huffman Heritage Oak, which is estimated to be greater than 325 years old, making it one of the oldest trees in Texas. This year’s ornaments are already in stock, and are being sold for $12.50. There is also a special deal for those in the community who missed out on last year’s unique ornament; with an extremely limited number of first edition ornaments left, the chamber is offering them for an additional $5 with the purchase of this year’s ornament. Described as perfect gifts for history buffs, friends, family, employees, or those who have moved from the area but stay in touch. These ornaments are sure to become cherished keepsake heirlooms, according to Richard. Do not miss out on the chance to garnish your holiday season with a bit of local history. For more information, or to purchase your own copy of these limited edition ornaments, contact the Crosby/Huffman Chamber of Commerce at 281-328-6984 or via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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