Good morning Mannington!

I hope everyone has a very good week and you enjoy the Thanksgiving Holiday. If you are traveling, be careful. Hunters, hope you are all very successful but also, look before you fire. It is a time of family enjoying being together as well as all of the great food. Take care this next week and stay safe. Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Christmas Bazaar

The Mannington Middle School Y-Teens are holding the First Small Business Saturday Christmas Bazaar on Nov. 30 in the school cafeteria. They will be showcasing many local independent sales representatives, vendors, crafters/artisans. There will be a variety of handmade items, baked items and gifts perfect for your friends and family as you get a jumpstart on your Christmas shopping and you will be supporting a local business and the Y-Teens.

Trash Pick-Up

The Thanksgiving Schedule for Mannington Refuse is as follows: Monday, Nov. 25 and Tuesday, Nov. 26 will be picked up on Monday, Nov. 25. Wednesday, Nov. 27 and Thursday, Nov. 28 will be picked-up on Tuesday, Nov. 26. Friday, Nov. 29 will be picked-up on Wednesday, Nov. 27. Mannington Refuse will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 28 and 29. Wishing all hunters, a successful and safe hunting season. Happy Thanksgiving to their customers and everyone.

Shop Small Saturday

Plan to support our area businesses on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, which is Shop Small Saturday. Area businesses will have sales and discounts during the day. Then as you make purchases, keep your sales slip and take it to Citizens Square and it will be placed in the drawing for a gift basket from area businesses who are members of Mannington Main Street. Each purchase of $20 or more will be one entry for the gift basket. This is a way to shop locally and support our small businesses in Mannington. Make your calendars now.

Thanksgiving Service

The Mannington Ministerial Association will host a Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, Dec. 1 at the Mannington Church of the Nazarene at 6 p.m. The speaker will be Pastor Jim Ellis. There will be special music during the service and light refreshments served following. Everyone in the community is invited to attend.

Greenery Bazaar – Grave Blankets

The West Augusta Historical Society will host the annual Greenery Bazaar Dec. 6-8 at the Log Cabin by the Wilson School Museum. The group is taking orders for Grave Blankets now so that they will know how many to make and to have them ready. The cost is $50 for the grave blanket and grave pillows will be $35. The deadline to place an order is Friday, Nov. 29. There are a limited number available, so please get your order in as soon as possible. To place your order please call (304) 986-3144.

The Society will also have many plain and decorated live pine wreaths, live pine baskets and arrangements and handmade ornaments for sale. So, plan to stop by to get something for yourself or a gift for another.

Order Cookie Trays

Help out one of towns organizations and safe yourself some time. Yes, take advantage of cookies prepared by the West Augusta Historical Society. They are taking order for the cookies until the Greenery Bazaar. They will have samples of the cookies that will be available during the Bazaar at the Log Cabin. The cost will be $25 for a large tray. They will need your name and money by the end of the Bazaar and the date for delivery will be announced. To place an order please contact Carol at (304) 657-6348 or (304) 986-7547.

Mannington Christmas Celebration

Everyone is invited to Mannington on Saturday, Nov. 30 for the Mannington Candy Christmas Celebration. There will be something for everyone and fun for all. As you are enjoying the celebration be on the look out for “ole Mr. Grinch.” One of the first things you may want to do is from 9 am to 10 p.m. is visit Mannington’s first Gingerbread Village at Citizen’s Square. This will be open until Dec. 29. Christmas Card Lane will also be located at Citizen’s Square.

Take time to visit Santa’s Workshop at Nativibes. This will be going on from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The children can come in and make an ornament to take home.

After walking around and enjoying the celebration take a wagon ride, pulled by horses. Fred and his horses will be taking folks for rides through town from 4-6 p.m.

Also, from 4-6 p.m. stop by Mario’s for the Pizza Buffet for all you can eat for $5. They will also have specialty dessert pizzas.

More Goodies located between Creekside Bar and Grill and Mario’s will be serving sweets. Dummie Dum Cupcakes and Kittle Pop and Go will be available serving freshly made goodies.

The Mannington Christmas Parade will be held from 6-7 p.m. The line up will start at Bower’s Bride, move up High Street to Locust then left on Pleasants to Clarksburg then right on the bride and continue down Water Street to Mead Avenue, turning left on Railroad to the Moose Lodge Building.

Winter Raffle

The Mannington Woman’s Club has filled themed baskets and wreaths on display at the North Marion Senior Center. This is one of their fundraisers for the organization, and the proceeds are used to fund their community projects. Tickets for the raffle are on sale from members, Lora’s Shear Delight on Route 250 near Rainbow Plaza and the North Marion Senior Center. The basket themes are Holiday Truck Basket, Candle Basket, Candy Cane basket, Toy Basket, Holiday Baking Basket, Crockpot – Fix It and Forget It Basket, Holiday Zen Relaxation Basket and Sugar Cookie, Cookie Jar. The theme for wreaths is Winter Wonderland, Mountaineer Wreath, Blue Poinsettia Wreath, Primitive Wreath, and Traditional Wreath.

The cost of raffle tickets will be $5 each or 3 tickets for $10. You can then put your ticket in the container for your favorite.

Lunch with Santa

Just to let everyone know, Santa will be visiting the area very soon. He will be coming to town having 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.

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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