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Deck the Halls

Christmas lights are once again lighting up the dark winter nights in Marlinton. At the center of town, the gazebo beckons residents and visitors to step inside its sparkling white glow and experience its Christmas magic.
the 4th avenue Mason Jar is truly decorated “to the nines” for the Christmas season. Browsing through the store is like taking a trip through Santa’s workshop. There’s nothing like toy pickup trucks parked in front of the tree and a pair of decorated skis standing beside it to say “Have a Merry Country Christmas.”
Whether you’re driving through town or walking along the sidewalk on Main Street, it’s impossible not to notice Delores Cutlip’s fetching window displays at The Flower Garden. This fanciful winter scene is completed by a gorgeous gingerbread house that looks almost good enough to eat. L.D. Bennett photos
Rayetta Barnisky and Anna Landis have been greeting customers and passersby at Rayetta’s Lunchbox with this cheerful white Christmas tree situated at the front door of their restaurant. L.D. Bennett photo
The Sharp family at Glades Building Supply is known for their elaborate Christmas decorations. Besides the life size nativity scene and antique train set Christmas tree, this year they are also featuring a Frosty the Snowman Christmas tree, which is sure to delight children of all ages. Photo courtesy of Glades Building Supply
Mitchell Chevrolet shares the joy of the season with beautiful red and green lights which light up the front of the building at Christmastime. Their waiting room is always a nice place to sit and relax, but it’s especially cozy this time of year with the warmth of the wood stove and a lovely Christmas tree. Photo by Stephen Simmons
(4) As soon as they enter the main hallway of Pocahontas County Courthouse, visitors are met by the beautiful Christmas tree, shown at right. Decorated by courthouse custodian Sandy Rader, the tree embodies a message of Christmas joy from all the courthouse employees to each other and to the community they serve. L.D. Bennett photo

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