BAKERSFIELD CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS
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Bakersfield Christmas Ornament
2014 Fifth Edition
Father Garces


In 2014, the Fifth Edition of the Bakersfield Collector's Christmas Ornament will be available through members of the The Exchange Club of Bakersfield and their chosen outlets throughout the community. The Father Garces statue which stands in Garces Circle in Bakersfield, California, is the theme of this year's Christmas Ornament.




Bakersfield Christmas Ornament
2013 Fourth Edition
Kern River Oil Field 1910


In 2013, the Fourth Edition of the Bakersfield Collector's Christmas Ornament will be available through members of the The Exchange Club of Bakersfield and their chosen outlets throughout the community. The Kern River Oil Field of 1910 is the theme of this year's Christmas Ornament.


Bakersfield Christmas Ornament
2012 Third Edition
Majestic Fox Theater


In 2012, the Third Edition of the Bakersfield Collector's Christmas Ornament will be available through members of the The Exchange Club of Bakersfield and their chosen outlets throughout the community. The Majestic Fox Theater of Bakersfield is the theme of this year's Christmas Ornament.



Bakersfield Collector's Christmas Ornament
Third Edition
Majestic Fox Theater





Bakersfield Christmas Ornament
2011 Second Edition
Beale Clock Tower


In 2011, the Second Edition of the Bakersfield Collector's Christmas Ornament will be available through members of the The Exchange Club of Bakersfield and their chosen outlets throughout the community. The Beale Clock Tower is the theme of the 2011 ornament.

Bakersfield Collector's Christmas Ornament
Second Edition
Beale Clock Tower




Bakersfield Christmas Ornament
2010 First Edition
Bakersfield Sign


Bakersfield Collector's Christmas Ornament
First Edition 2010

Limited Quantities Available


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All Five Historical Bakersfield Ornaments

Five Ornaments - $89.75 ($10.00 Savings)
Sales Tax - $6.50
Total - $96.25
Shipping and Handling - $9.90

TOTAL - $106.15 (Four Ornaments)



To order four ornaments from past years (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) by credit card, use your PayPal Account:

Four Historical Bakersfield Ornaments from past years

Four Ornaments - $74.80 ($5.00 Savings)
Sales Tax - $5.61
Total - $80.41
Shipping and Handling - $7.90

TOTAL - $88.31 (Four Ornaments)



Note: Ornaments may sell out quickly, and when they are gone, back orders will not be accepted.

Orders will be accepted only as long as ornaments are available.




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Single Ornaments for Any Year

Single Ornament - $19.95
Sales Tax - $1.50
Total - 21.45
Shipping and Handling - $4.90

(Shipping - $1.00 for each additional ornament)

TOTAL - $26.35 (Single Ornament)

Single Ornaments

Two Ornaments from Different Years

Two Ornaments - $39.90
Sales Tax - $2.99
Total - 42.90
Shipping and Handling - $5.90

TOTAL - $48.79 (Two Ornaments)

Two Ornaments


Three Ornaments from Different Past Years

Three Ornaments - $59.85
Sales Tax - $4.49
Total - $64.35
Shipping and Handling - $6.90

TOTAL - $71.24 (Three Ornaments)

Three Ornaments


Two or More Ornaments from Same Year

Father Garces

Two or More Ornaments



Two or More Ornaments from Same Year

Kern River Oil Field

Two or More Ornaments

Two or More Ornaments from Same Year

Fox Theatre

Two or More Ornaments

Two or More Ornaments from Same Year

Clock Tower

Two or More Ornaments

Two or More Ornaments from Same Year

Bakersfield Sign

Two or More Ornaments




The Bakersfield Christmas Ornament

may be found in Bakersfield, CA at a number of convenient sites. Some of the Bakersfield locations where the Ornaments will be sold beginning in November, 2014, are:

CHRISTMAS TOWN
at Sam Lynn Ballpark


North Chester Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Hours: 6 - 9 pm Thurs. & Sun.
6 - 9 Fri. & Sat.
Dates: Nov. 28, 2014 - Dec. 23, 2014

Kern County Board of Trade,
2101 Oak Street

Bakersfield Assoc. of Realtors,
4800 Stockdale Suite 100

Kern County Museum,
3801 Chester Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301

Beads Unique,
308 Roberts Lane

Confidential Bookkeeping Service,
5405 Stockdale Hwy, Suite #106

Flower Bar,
13043 Stockdale Hwy., #400

Rambling Rose Interiors,
5880 District Blvd.

Skywriter Promotions
3720 Easton Drive, Suite 10, Bakersfield, CA 93309

In addition, Exchange Club members and a few of the community outlets will also have the 2010, First Edition Bakersfield Christmas Ornament with the Bakersfield Sign, the 2011, Second Edition Bakersfield Christmas Ornament with the Beale Clock Tower and the 2012 Third Edition Bakersfield Christmas Ornament with the Fox Theater available.



The Fifth Edition of the Bakersfield Collector's Christmas Ornament, Father Garces was chosen.


The Fourth Edition of the Bakersfield Collector's Christmas Ornament, Kern River Oil Field 1910 was chosen.

In May 1899, the first crude oil was hauled out of the Kern River field in whiskey barrels. By the end of July, the Kern River field was producing almost 1,000 barrels a day.

The wooden oil rig is still a symbol of an earlier time of innovation and hard work, booms and busts, as well as the rise and fall of financial empires.



For the Third Edition of the Bakersfield Collector's Christmas Ornament, The Majestic Fox Theater was chosen.

The Majestic Fox Theater is located at 2001 H Street in Bakersfield, CA 93301.

The Fox Theater opened on Christmas Day, 1930. The Fox was one of the last of its kind built in the gilded age of great theaters. The featured film was "Just Imagine", a sci-fi tale set 50 years into the future.



Today, the Bakersfield Fox is recognized for its fine acoustics and as the only remaining Fox with its Skouras signature intact -- a now classic art form exuding a rare mystique.

Beginning at the sidewalk on a rainbow of polished terrazzo and then inside amid towering gold leaf, she is the exquisite blend of Spanish Colonial and Art Deco. She beckons you away from reality into twilight enchantment -- a galaxy of star lights floating in the neon glow of an indigo sky -- a place where your dreams of romance can come true!!



For the Second Edition of the Bakersfield Collector's Christmas Ornament, The Beale Clock Tower was chosen.

The Beale Memorial Clock Tower was donated to the City of Bakersfield by Truxtun Beale in memory of his mother, Mary Edwards Beale, in 1904. Mr. Beale received his inspiration for the tower when he was ambassador to Spain and presented the plans to the City for the Tower to be erected at the intersection of 19th and Chester Avenue. Many people were against building the Tower, citing traffic flow problems, and the city denied his request. After a month of discussions, the city agreed to allow Mr. Beale to move the Tower two blocks south at 17th and Chester. From its dedication until 1952, the Tower was used to showcase patriotic posters (during WW I and II), civic announcements and was always decorated for the Christmas Season (once as a bright red, brick chimney with Santa coming out of the top).

On July 21, 1952, a powerful 7.3 earthquake hit the surrounding areas of Bakersfield and on August 22, 1952, Bakersfield was directly hit by a 5.8 earthquake, destroying many buildings, including the Beale Tower. The only original parts to survive the quake were the clock works, bell, iron stairway, balcony railings, arch grillwork and some bricks.

In 1961, local citizens formed the Beale Memorial Clock Tower Restoration Committee in order to build a replica of the Tower. The original parts were used in the rebuilding of the Tower at the Kern County Museum on Chester Avenue. The new Beale Memorial Clock Tower was dedicated on December 13, 1964 and continues to represent the best of Bakersfield as a wonderful landmark.




For the First Edition of the Bakersfield Collector's Christmas Ornament, The Bakersfield Inn and its sign was chosen.

The Bakersfield Inn was built in 1929 and at one time was the world's largest motor inn. Located on Union Ave. when it was a part of the Golden State Highway (US 99): the main connector between northern and southern California through the San Joaquin Valley. The sign, Bakersfield, for 50 years was a symbol to travelers when they had arrived in the city.

The Inn expanded over the years with another wing being built across the highway. In 1949, an arched walkway was constructed over the highway as a foot bridge to connect the two halves of the hotel to which the big letters spelling "Bakersfield" were attached.

The construction of the sign also served another purpose. Most of the central valley communities along US 99 had an arched sign spanning the highway to welcome drivers to the towns and cities they were entering. The Bakersfield Sign (also known as the Bakersfield Arch) is one of the more recognizable landmarks in Bakersfield.

By the late 90's, the Bakersfield Inn had closed down and no one was maintaining the sign. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), fearing the sign could collapse onto the road, wanted to remove it. It would have been destroyed except for Buck Owens. He renovated the sign and moved it to Sillect Avenue, next to the Buck Owens Crystal Palace. Unfortunately, the old sign had fallen in such a state of disrepair, that the only components that could be saved were the blue porcelain letters. By moving the sign, it was again visible to the important Golden State Highway route, which was now the Golden State Freeway (CA State Route 99, located next to Oak St. and Buck Owens Blvd). The renovation occurred in 1999 on the 50th anniversary of its original construction.


In previous years the Bakersfield Christmas Ornament sale was a huge success with many disappointed shoppers due to our limited supply.



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Exchange Club of Bakersfield


The Bakersfield Collector's Christmas Ornament is a project of the Exchange Club of Bakersfield to raise money for Community Service Projects.

The Exchange Club of Bakersfield is one of 700 Exchange clubs throughout the United States and Puerto Rico and has been active since 1939. Exchange is an all-volunteer, national service organization for men and women who want to serve their community, develop leadership skills and enjoy new friendships.

The club meets on the 3rd Tuesday for lunch at The Bistro at the Four Points Hotel by Sheraton, 5101 California Ave. in Bakersfield and has an activity on the first week-end of each month. Guests are always welcome.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these ornaments will go to help support the Exchange Club of Bakersfield programs of Community Service, Youth Activities, Americanism and its national program—The Prevention of Child Abuse.


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Agencies with Child Abuse Prevention Programs In Bakersfield

Agencies with Child Abuse Prevention Programs In Bakersfield which the Exchange Club of Bakersfield support are usually a private, non-profit organization whose goals are the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect in Kern County.

A non-profit should be a member of the Kern County Network for Children, a countywide network of leaders of departments and agencies involved in protecting and serving children and families. The non-profit should work directly with families at risk of child abuse and neglect. Through a combination of parenting education, family counseling, case management and guided visitation they should have a history of helping heal families and make them safe and loving places where children and families can thrive.

A non-profit should depend largely on volunteer participation in programs to provide services, public information / presentations regarding child abuse and neglect, support of legislation related to child abuse, provide speakers and sponsorship of the interagency Child Abuse Network (CAN). CAN is a countrywide network of leaders of departments and agencies involved in protecting and serving abused children.

The mission of the Non-Profit should be an organization dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect through advocacy and education.

Non-profits who would like to apply for donations from The Exchange Club of Bakersfield, are welcome to attend a meeting or get-together and volunteer to be a speaker at our luncheon.

For more information about the Exchange Club's
Bakersfield Collector's Christmas Ornament,
Contact Larry at 661-327-2072 (Confidential Bookkeeping).

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The Exchange Club of Bakersfield