For the rest of the world, Christmas is seven weeks away. For folks in South Charleston, the holiday comes early.
Christmas in South Charleston is set for Dec. 5. Once again, the host of the annual celebration is the Community Club, which is diligently laying plans for another fun-filled night.
As always, the Catholic Church will kick off the night at 4:30 with a soup and sandwich supper. The Methodist church is planning a cookie walk. The Presbyterian church will serve cinnamon rolls and at 6 p.m. present a live nativity.
From 6 to 8 p.m., the bookmobile will be parked and open in front of Houston Library. Inside the library, children and teens will be invited to work on Christmas crafts.
Security National Bank and South Charleston Town Hall will offer free hot chocolate and cookies. For a food donation to the local food pantry, visitors can take a ride in a horse-drawn wagon. Crafters will sell their wares at the Presbyterian Church or Town Hall; the location is yet to be finalized. Santa will arrive at 6:30.
The raffle will feature two dozen or more prizes, including a $500 grand prize. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5 and may be purchased from any Community Club member or at the Shoemaker Shopping Center between 10 a.m. and noon every Saturday through Dec. 1.
To close the evening on Dec. 5, winners of the raffle will be announced at 8:30 p.m. at Delong’s Mechanical.
For more information, to volunteer, or to make a donation to Christmas in South Charleston, contact Jo Ann Wright at 937-462-8773 or Karl Loveless at 462-8129.
This year marks the 11th annual celebration. The Community Club’s next planning session is set for 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at Karl Loveless’ home.