Good Morning Mannington!

I hope everyone is enjoying the Holiday Season.

The lights are being put up and the town is looking so festive. Last Saturday was a great day in town, with all of the activities and there are some still happening this weekend. I hope everyone had a chance to get out to enjoy. Have a good week and stay safe.

Greenery Bazaar

If you did not get to the Wilson School Museum on Friday, you can still stop by to attend the West Augusta Historical Society Greenery Bazaar today and also on Sunday. They have many live plant arrangements and other handmade items. This is the big fundraiser for the year and the folks have put in many, many hours preparing for this annual event.

The Log Cabin by the museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. They have wreaths with or without decoration, live pine baskets and other arrangements and some handmade ornaments. So, stop by to see what this great group of people have done and support them and enjoy some refreshments too.

Lunch with Santa

Just to let everyone know, Santa will be visiting the area very soon. He will coming to to have lunch at the North Marion Senior Center on Saturday, Dec. 7 from Noon to 2 p.m. The lunch menu consists of hot dogs and soup. The cost for those under 5 years of age is free, 5 to 12 years of age is $3 and children over 12 years of age and adults if $5, tickets are available at the door. Parents are urged to bring phone or camera to take pictures with Santa.

Christmas Bake Sale

The Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church in Mannington will host a Christmas Bake Sale in the Parish Hall on Friday, Dec. 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. They will offer mixed cookies trays, 2 dozen size for $8 and 4 dozen size for $18. They will also be selling their famous Nut Logs, candy and many other great baked items. They are sending wishes for a very Merry Christmas to everyone.

Congratulations Basket Winners

There was such a great turn out for Shop Small Saturday last week. Thank you to all who came to Mannington to support our businesses. Some folks were rewarded when the drawing was held for the gift baskets. If you brought your sales slip from participating businesses to the square you received a ticket for each $20 that you spent. These tickets were then entered into the drawing for one of four themed baskets from the businesses. The winners of the baskets were Tammy Shreve, Tina Blankenship, Joy Beveredge and Rosemary Root. Congratulations to these folks for supporting the Mannington Businesses

Thank You - Baskets

Mannington Main Street would like to say Thank You to the following businesses for contributing to the baskets that were given away during Shop Small Saturday. Thank you for your generous support of donations, there were four baskets made up to be given away during the drawings. Please remember to support these businesses: Nativibes, Chelsa and Hillary’s LuLu, Shop, North Marion Family Chiropractic’s, Baby B’s BBQ Café, Neve Enough Quilts and Fabrics, The Mustard Seed, Mountaineer Florist, Something Special, Mario’s, Ber-Teas, and Dog Tag Graphics.

Congratulations for the Light Pole Winners

If you have not gotten down town yet, the light poles along Market Street are decorated so very beautifully. The themes really depict the season. Nativibes was honored with the most prestigious award, which is the Peoples Choice. The Most Creative goes to North Marion Towing. Most Original goes to Mannington Little League. The Most Festive goes to North Marion Family Chiropractics.

Thank You – Light Poles

Mannington Main Street would like to say “Thank You” to those who participated in the Light Pole Decorating Contest on Market Street. Without our businesses, our Christmas Festivities would not have been near as magical. There are folks driving downtown at night to take pictures of the poles and then posting them. Thank you so much to the participants and especially to the many, many people who took the time to really look at the poles and then vote. Mannington is Blessed.

The following businesses participated: North Marion Family Chiropractic’s, First Exchange Bank, our soon to be Mexican Restaurant, North Marion Towing, Baby B’s BBQ Café, The Mustard Seed, Hunters Heritage, Mountaineer Florist, Dog Tag Graphics , Kerries Beauty Salon, Mannington Little League, Ber -Teas, Mannington Moose and Nativibies.

Christmas Eve Service

The First United Methodist Church at 118 Clarksburg St., will host their annual Christmas Eve Service, Dec. 24 at 11 p.m. at the church.

The evening will consist of singing Christmas Carols, Scripture reading, lighting of the Advent Candles and the Christ Candle, Communion and conclude with the candlelight Service.

The guest speaker will be Tom Myers and special music will be provided by Rosemary Snodgrass.

Come join us as we celebrate the birth of our Saviour. David Yanero is the Church Pastor.

Women’s Club

The holiday meeting of the Mannington Women’s Club will be Tuesday, Dec. 17 at the Frist Christian Church on High Street in Mannington at 7 p.m. The club will host the Mannington Middle School’s Show Stopper Chorus preforming their holiday program. This is always a thoroughly enjoyable and uplifting program. It is sure to get you into the spirit of the season. The performance is open to the general public. You will not regret attending.

The meeting will take place after the concert. Devotions will be given by Linda Blankenship. The evening’s hostesses are Linda Blankenship and Sabrina Efaw. The HUSH backpack food item is individual servings of Jello and fruit. Please join us for a fun evening and follow on Facebook at “Mannington Women’s Club.”

Trash Pick-Up

There is little change to the pick-up of trash for Mannington Refuse for Christmas. Christmas Day, Wednesday the Dec. 25 will be picked up on Thursday, Dec. 26. There are no other changes.

FYI

If you wish to e-mail information to me, please use the following email, johcar48@frontier.com. You may call me at (304) 986-2527 to see if I have received your e-mail or to give me information. I would like to receive the information by Wednesday before the column is printed in the Saturday edition of the paper.

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