Christmas Events Help Bring Joy to Ohio Valley


Christmas is a time when we should all wish to spread cheer and joy, more-so than any other time of the year, and people right in here in the Ohio Valley are doing just that!

Dozens of people from all corners of the Ohio Valley are banding together this holiday season to show their love of humanity.

“We package and deliver 100 food baskets to needy families in both Marshall and Ohio Counties and we have spilled over into part of Brooke County and part of Belmont County in Ohio,” said Loris Haynes, Elks Lodge 28 Secretary.

A number of Christmas projects are underway right now to make sure that everyone can have an enjoyable Christmas, even if they don’t have the means to have a warm meal or buy gifts, because after all; Christmas is about far more than the presents.

“We want to show the love of God and this is a wonderful community and we help each other,” said Reverend Darrell Cummings of the Bethlehem Apostolic Temple.

Here’s a look at some of the events that are happening across the Ohio Valley over the next two weeks.

New Martinsville School Holiday Fun Night
Friday, December 11, 5:00 p.m.

Decorate Christmas Cookies with Mrs. Claus
Riesbeck’s of St. Clairsville, Friday, December 11, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Riesbeck’s of Zanesville, December 12, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Drive-Thru Live Nativity – Relevant Worship Center, St. Clairsville
Friday, December 11, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 12, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 13, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Christmas in the Villes Parade – Rayland, Ohio
Saturday, December 12, 6:00 p.m., lineup begins at 4:00 p.m.

Family Carol Sing – Salvation Army, Weirton
Sunday, December 13 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Live Nativity – Starkdale Presbyterian Church
Presentations at 5:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

Polar Express Night – Bellaire Public Library
Monday, December 14, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Christmas Basket Giveaway
Saturday, December 19, 10:00 a.m.
For more information call: 304-233-8899

Special Kids Program – North Wheeling Community Youth Center
Sunday, December 20, 9:00 a.m.

The Nutcracker Performance – Sacred Heart Community Center in Wheeling
Monday, December, 21, 6:00 p.m.

Santa’s Coming to America‘s Diner – Denny’s
Monday, December 21, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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