Christmas Happenings

Paw Paw announces holiday parade

The Paw Paw Parade Committee will be having a holiday parade at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 in Paw Paw. The parade will begin at the four-way stop sign at Moser and Winchester streets, travel down Winchester Street and end at Paw Paw branch of The Bank of Romney. A ceremony will follow at 5:30 p.m. to light the Lights of Love tree. If interested in donating $5 to have a loved one’s name read and displayed at the ceremony please complete a form located at the Paw Paw post office, Town Hall or Paw Paw Country Store by Nov. 30. Questions, please contact Natale Crabtree, 301-478-5894.

Grassy Lick Community Center holding Christmas Party Dec. 1

The annual Christmas party at the Grassy Lick Community Center in Kirby will be Saturday, Dec. 1 beginning at 5 p.m. Santa will be there with gifts for the children.

First Baptist Church Christmas Concert Dec. 2

The First Baptist Church in Romney will be holding a Christmas concert on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. There will be live music by Chris Chambers, Colby Nichols, Sarah VanMeter, Adam Stinespring, The Hampshire County Cabin Musicians, Arnold and Buddy Dunlap and Jimmy Kountz, Dave Phillips and more. An offering will be received to go toward helping those in the community with heating and other needs. All are welcome.

Slanesville Community Mennonite Church hosts Christmas caroling Sunday, Dec. 2

The Slanesville Community Mennonite Church is happy to host its annual Christmas carol singing on Sunday evening, Dec. 2, at 6:30 p.m. All are invited to attend and bring your friends and neighbors. Refreshments will be served after the service.

Capon Bridge Open House Sunday, Dec. 2

The Capon Bridge Community Center will be hosting an open house from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2 to celebrate the holiday season and 60 years of supporting the Capon Bridge Community.

WVSDB Celebration of Lights, Monday, Dec. 3

WVSDB Celebration of Lights, a campuswide event will be held on the evening of Monday, Dec. 3. Students and staff and community will gather at the Administration Building for music and then will move to each of five buildings ‑ School for the Blind, Keller Hall, Secondary School for the Deaf, Seaton Hall and Elementary School for the Deaf. At each stop, students will turn on the lights of the display they have created and helped assemble at that building. Then, all will return to the superintendent’s house to light the campus tree and have cookies and hot chocolate. The best part is that the lighted buildings will be enjoyed by all throughout the month of December.

Capon Bridge Library holding Christmas Tree Lighting Friday, Dec. 7

On Friday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. there will be a Christmas Tree Lighting at the Capon Bridge Library followed by hot chocolate from Greg’s and treats provided by the Capon Bible Fellowship.

Santa visiting Capon Bridge Community Center Saturday, Dec. 8

On Saturday, Dec. 8 from noon – 3 p.m. Santa will be at the Capon Bridge Community Center to greet children.

Mount Olive Christmas program Saturday, Dec. 8

The Mount Olive Church will have its Christmas program Saturday, Dec. 8, at 6 p.m. The program will be held at the Mill Creek Ruritan Building on Route 220 in Purgitsville.

The church will also be having an Advent dinner on Dec. 9. Church services will be at 11 a.m. and Sunday school will be at 10 a.m. The meal will follow church services. Bring your favorite covered dish.

Annual Romney Christmas parade Dec. 8

The annual Christmas parade in Romney will be held at noon, Saturday, Dec. 8. The parade will form on Rosemary Lane at the FNB Bank at 11 a.m. The parade route will begin on High Street traveling south to the stoplight where it will turn west on Main Street and ending on School Street. The Hampshire Review and the Romney Volunteer Fire Department sponsor the parade. For more info., call Sallie at 304-822-3871, Ext. 35 or G.T. at 304-671-8558.

The day will begin at the Romney Fire Department with Breakfast with Santa for children and their families from 8-11 a.m.

At 10:30 a.m. the Hampshire County Public Library will host a craft event where kids can make a gingerbread house.

Following the parade, FNB Bank will host its annual Christmas party beginning at 1 p.m.

Trinity United Methodist Women hold annual Christmas covered dish dinner, Dec. 10

The Trinity United Methodist Women of Fort Ashby will hold their annual Christmas covered dish dinner on Monday, Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. They will host some of the residents of Sycamore Run for dinner and have a Christmas party.

Charlie Brown’s Christmas Dec. 10

The Paw Paw Public Library will present Charlie Brown’s Christmas program on Monday, Dec. 10. Book reading will begin at 6 p.m. with the movie viewing at 6:30. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served. Call or stop by to register 304-947-7013. Join in for the true meaning of the holidays by bringing a donation to add to a basket for a needy family this holiday season. If you know someone in need, enter their name for a chance to win the basket. Children 11 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Annual Christmas dinner Dec. 11

Augusta Volunteer Fire Company will hold its annual Christmas dinner at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the fire hall. The community is welcome to attend. Please bring a covered dish.

Tri-State Women for Christ holding Christmas reflections luncheon Dec. 12

The Tri-State Women for Christ invites all women to our Christmas Reflections Luncheon on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 11:45 a.m. at the Ali Ghan Shrine Club in Cumberland. There will be a speaker, music, and an art presentation. Reservations and cancellations may be made by contacting Connie at 814-767-9528 or Dolores at 304-298-3238 by Monday, Dec. 10.

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