Gold, Khourey, and Turak hosted their 15th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Thursday evening.

It all started with the arrival of Santa Claus via fire truck. This event meant a little more this year for the people of Moundsville, because GKT held the ceremony in honor of Moundsville Fire Chief Noel Clarke who lost his battle with cancer a few weeks ago, “It’s a great honor for us, obviously, Noel was a great man, he was a tremendous leader for our department, and even more so, he was a great friend for us,” said Moundsville Fire Chief, Gray Brandon.

 “Santa has graced us with his presence, we’ve opened our offices to the community, had all the local children come over and use this as an opportunity to let them let Santa know what they need for Christmas,” said Gold, Khourey, and Turak partner Jon Turak.

Officials with the law firm said they felt the need to honor Noel after his countless years of service to this community.