Pike Road Kiwanis Club Offers Historical Christmas Ornament Featuring John Hall Grocery

The Kiwanis Club of Pike Road is starting a holiday tradition of Christmas ornaments featuring artist Bruce Brannen’s most popular drawings of Pike Road history.

The first etched glass ornament features Brannen’s drawing of the John Hall Grocery, a century-old landmark that has been a country store, a Post Office and now a barbecue restaurant. The keepsake ornament comes in a protective box to keep it safe between holidays.

Dela McBrayer, president of the Kiwanis Club, said the ornament will be available for $20 starting Nov. 4 at SweetCreek Farm Market, Tammy’s Market and Pye Bar, and Local and Bloom gift shop. The ornaments may also be ordered through the Facebook page for the Kiwanis Club of Pike Road.

McBrayer said the organization is planning a 10-years series of ornaments featuring Brannen’s work. Brannen is well known for his drawings of Pike Road landmarks, his cowboy art and his Western performances in the 2B Ranch Wild West Show.

Proceeds from the ornament sales will provide college scholarships for Pike Road students.

“Kiwanis Club of Pike Road is part of a global organization raising $133 million and dedicating more than 19 million service hours. Our club, while still in it’s infancy, is committed to serving the children of Pike Road. We are excited to offer our students scholarships through this annual fundraising event. We thank you in advance for your participation in this effort and invite you to join us as a Member of Kiwanis Club of Pike Road,” McBrayer said.