Good Morning Mannington!!

Today will be very busy in Mannington, so try to take time to come out and support the area and enjoy the events taking place.

Congratulations to all hunters who have gotten deer during this first week of the season. Please remember to be careful and stay safe. Those who will be traveling over the next few days, watch those around you and be careful. Hope everyone has a great week.

Christmas Bazaar

Mannington Middle School Y-Teens host their First Small Business Saturday Christmas Bazaar today in the school cafeteria from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. They will showcase 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 of Mannington Middle School.

Time Change

To those who plan to attend Mass on Saturday evening at Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church, the service time has been changed for just this evening. Due to the Christmas Parade, Mass will be held at 4:30 p.m. The service will return to the regular time next week.

Come Downtown Today

Santa wants you to know that today is a very special day in Mannington indeed! It will be a Very Magical, Candy Land Day for all to enjoy. Plan to start early and end late, as it is a very full day for the entire family to enjoy.

First up, Shop Small Saturday in Mannington. Stop by the Main Street booth by the clock at the Square to show your receipts for purchases from merchants and get tickets to enter to win one of the beautiful door prize baskets designed by our merchants. The more receipts, the more tickets, the more chances to win, the more fun.

The Gingerbread Village will debut at Citizen’s Square for all to enjoy starting at 9 a.m. The Christmas Committee has worked many hours to create the village and decorate the town along with so many wonderful activities for the day that have been planned. Take a few minutes to enjoy the atmosphere.

Starting at 11 a.m. today, NatiVibes will host Santa’s Workshop and a Make & Take Ornament Class for children of all ages, even adult children for the day at the Depot. Shop Small and enjoy everything that Mannington has to offer!

Dinner is served at Mario’s – a wonderful buffet is planned for your enjoyment between 4 and 6 p.m. Goodies can also be found on the sidewalk between Mountaineer Florist and Mario’s including DumDum Cupcakes and Kettle Corn. Baby B’s will also offer specials for Shop Small Saturday.

A Magical Afternoon can be found at North Marion High where the local schools have organized a fun filled afternoon of activities including Sugar Cookie Make & Take, Make Reindeer Food, a Christmas Bells Make & Take, Face Painting and an Ornament Make & Take. The Magical Afternoon will also include carolers, raffle stockings, concessions and, of course, Santa. The Magical Afternoon ends at 5 p.m. with the lighting of the Christmas Tree at North Marion High School by Everett Wolfe.

Santa then returns to Mannington where a day of fun and festivities is capped off with the annual Mannington Christmas Parade which begins at 6 p.m. on High Street and ends at the corner of Railroad and Market Streets. The lineup will start at Bower’s Bridge, move up High Street to Locust then left on Pleasants to Clarksburg then right on the bridge and continue down Water Street to Mead Avenue, turning left on Railroad Street to the Moose Lodge Building.

Santa will then visit with all good children in the Moose Ballroom. Santa will have cookies and hot chocolate to enjoy!

Gosh so much fun in one day, only in Mannington. Enjoy!

Mannington Small Business Saturday Specials for Nov. 30 – Shop Small, Shop Local.

“Something Special” at 104 Buffalo St., Mannington – 20 percent off storewide excluding door busters – 30+ door buster, door prizes, free food /drinks, First 15 receive a goodie bag, first 10 get a 5 minute early admission. Doors open at 8 a.m.

“Mountaineer Florist and Gifts” at 11 Market St., Mannington. Refreshments, drawing for special arrangement/gift item (one entry for every $20 spent) First 10 customers receive fresh cut flower bouquet with purchase. Doors open at 9 a.m.

“Miller’s Hardware” at 103 West Main St., Mannington. Sale black contractor bags, 20 piece $6.49; Sale Go Green surge protector strip $3.99; Sale 4 foot LED Utility Light $19.99; Doors open at 8 a.m. today.

“The Mustard Seed” at 122 Market St., Mannington has door prizes, 10 percent off Swan Creek Candles, Select Melissa and Doug toys 25 percent off, Wax Warmers 25 percent off. Doors open at 8 a.m.

“Baby B’s BBQ at 126 Market St., Mannington will have $1.50 biscuit and gravy, $3 Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Doors open at 8 a.m.

“NatiVibes” at 104 Railroad St., Mannington wil have kids ornament painting, caricatures, face painting, gift certificates available. Doors open at 9 a.m.

So much to do and so much to see. Stop in our small businesses and at least look around. They will appreciate your support.

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 and light refreshments served following. Everyone is the community is invited to attend.

Greenery Bazaar

The West Augusta Historical Society is planning the annual Greenery Bazaar which will be held Dec. 6-8 at the Log Cabin by the Wilson School Museum. The Society will also have many plain or decorative live pine wreaths, live pine baskets or arrangements and handmade ornaments for sale. So, plan to stop by to get something for yourself or a gift for another. They just might have some good refreshments too.

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 the fund raisers 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 is $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 come to town for Lunch at the North Marion Senior Center on Saturday, Dec. 7 from Noon to 2 p.m. The lunch menu will be 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.

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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