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Short Line, Hundred Plan Christmas Celebrations For This Weekend

December 6, 2017
Wetzel Chronicle

Short Line Christmas Weekend

Plans are well underway for Short Line's annual Christmas weekend, with most activities being held Dec. 9. The main event, the parade, will commence at 1 p.m., with line-up set for 12:30 p.m. Walking units and parade marshal are to line up at the Church of Christ. Motorized units will line-up along the road on Alley Addition, and in the camping area, if needed.

For more information on the Short Line area's Christmas parade, contact Robyn Yeager on Facebook or at 304-386-4567.

The rest of the Dec. 9 events are as follows: 9 a.m., vendor set-up; 10 a.m., National Anthem and Flag Raising at the middle of town; 10 a.m., Vendor booths open; 12:30 p.m., parade line-up; 1 p.m., parade, featuring Grand Marshal Leslie Lively and his Engineer Energy kids; 2 p.m., tree lighting with caroling by Pine Grove Baptist Church choir.

Also, the late Davey Sivert will be honored with the "Fill the Buggy" event on Dec. 9. Over 80 area children benefited from the gifts packed into the buggy last year. Those who wish to participate can notify Leah Briggs on Facebook or at 304-815-3203.

Those who wish to participate as a vendor can also contact Briggs. So far, 28 vendors have signed up for the Christmas festivities. Vendors include Valley High School Sportsman's Club and Pine Grove Senior Citizens.

Prior to Saturday's events, the Miss Christmas pageant will take place Friday, Dec. 8. The event will start at the Byrd Center, 6 p.m. The pageant venue opens at 5 p.m. Entertainment for the pageant will be "The Pickin' Daisies." Pageant age groups include Princess, Little Miss, Teen, and Queen.

Following the pageant there will be a beautiful display of fireworks. Winners will also ride in the Christmas parade on Dec. 9. For more information call 304-904-6274.

Short Line Christmas weekend events conclude on Sunday, Dec. 10. At noon, there will be the opportunity for the wee tikes to have their photos taken with Santa Claus. Santa will have special gifts for each child, infant to 10-years-old.


Hundred's Old Fashioned Christmas

Hundred's fourth annual Old Fashioned Christmas will be held the evening of Dec. 9, with the main event - the parade - set for 5:30 p.m. Line-up for the parade will be at 5 p.m. at Hundred High School. The town's tree lighting ceremony will take place at 6 p.m., between Alpine Theater and Hornet's Nest.

The Old Fashioned Christmas will feature live music, Santa Claus at the fire hall, a live nativity scene, ugly sweater contest, carriage rides, and plenty of tasty treats - pie and baked goods, chili and soups, burritoes and hoagies, chicken and dumplings, and s'mores. There will also be crafts, games, pole decoration contest, Pampered Chef, culinary arts, and raffles. Those who wish to participate in the gingerbread house contest are asked to contact Sasha Simpson.

Event-goers can also visit the Memorial tree and hang an ornament in memory of a loved one. Resident Jennifer Kolat has organized a great musical line-up for the night.

Event organizers said that their goal is to bring "Main Street back to life, even if it just for one night."

"There aren't many buildings that have not recovered from the flood, so almost all activities will be outdoors, along the sidewalks."

Organizers added, "We are hoping this year's Old Fashioned Christmas brings joy back to our town, and pride... We hope the night will be magical for everyone."

Mayor Chip Goff added, concerning the parade, "The bigger, the better!"



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