Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

The first Sunday in Advent is behind us. Now, the pace picks up until Christmas Eve. Everyone is extra busy. With all the hustle and bustle of the season, we can do ourselves a favor by remembering the real joys of Christmas. Simeon, a devout man, waited for the consolation of Israel. Anna came giving thanks unto the Lord, and spake of Him to all who looked for redemption.

Jesus (really is) The Reason for Season.

Having said that, you know men would rather go to the dentist than put up Christmas lights. Nevertheless, I can’t say enough about how Star and the town crew have worked together, getting the town decorated for this holiday season. I have had more compliments than ever before and employees have made it happen while other work was going on.

Because of their efforts, we will be ready for you to come to town and enjoy the Open House at the Town Office from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, December 7. 

The annual Christmas Parade begins Friday evening at 7 p.m. at the Marlinton Elementary School and will end at the gazebo area, where moms and dads can drink hot chocolate, while the children visit with Santa.

Also, Friday marks 77 years since the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. We should never forget Pearl Harbor Day – a surprise attack on our country’s naval fleet woke up our country, and the greatest generation won the victory for all of us. Without those who have served in the past and those in service today, there would be no parades here in this free country.

FYI: The storage container on the vacant lot/Discovery Junction location will be there through the end of December only.

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