The nine other ornaments in the collection are the Walker County Courthouse, First United Methodist Church, Boshell’s Mill, Sunset — the Bankhead home, Walker County High School, Sherer’s Drive-in, Walker College, the Bankhead House and Heritage Center and Woolworth’s and V.J. Elmore’s.
A few of the ornaments, such as Boshell’s Mill and Sherer’s Drive-in, sold out quickly and have been reordered several times.
Club members expect the depiction of Posey’s will be just as popular.
“It’s a great landmark that means a lot to everyone,” Gina Nichols said.
Posey’s was founded in 1924 by G.W. Posey and his son Andrew.
The building was constructed mostly by local laborers who were paid with merchandise from the store.
Andrew’s son, Hershel, ran the family business from 1946 until 2006. Posey’s is now owned and operated by Hershel’s son, Randy, and his wife, Janice.
It is a throwback to general merchandise stores of days gone by, specializing in everything from plumbing and cookware to Radio Flyer toys and a line of wine making and home brewing supplies.
Posey’s reputation extends far beyond the city and county limits. “People from out of town will come by and say, ‘They told me to meet them at Posey’s store’ because everyone knows where it is,” Randy Posey said.
To order the 2011 ornament, call Nichols at 221-2576, ext. 222. The ornament will also be available at the Pilot Club’s Tour of Homes, which is scheduled for Sunday from 1 until 4:30 p.m. The cost of the ornament is $18.