The Annual Moorefield Community Christmas Tree Lighting is set for

Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Moorefield parking lot across from the Hardy County Library. The celebration is hosted by the Moorefield Lions Club and the Hardy County Historical Society, and is sponsored by local businesses who give generously to help offset expenses incurred.

The evening begins with the Christmas Parade, which starts earlier this year, at 3 p.m. The lineup will begin on Jackson Street in the lot next to Moorefield High School and will proceed south on Main Street. The parade will end at the light next to the library where the Community Christmas Tree will be standing in the parking lot. The parade is hosted by the Town of Moorefield. Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will arrive by a horse drawn carriage and will be accompanied by Christmas Elves.

Entertainment will begin at 3:30 p.m. There will be a number of talented local singers that will entertain the crowd, including Emily Sherman, Kelly Crites, Isabelle Nesbit, Monica Shirk, Crystal Lynn Miller, Agustina Villalobos and Oswald Thomas. There will also be other entertainers including

Neil and Jan Gillies and the local Keplinger band.

The Christmas Tree will be lit at 6 p.m. by Santa Claus and the elves, who will declare the beginning of the Christmas season in Moorefield. The Christmas Party starts at 6:15 p.m. in the auditorium of the Duffey United Methodist Church. There will be food and drinks for the families, Christmas gifts for the children, and a magician will be on hand to pass out candy cane balloons and entertain the children. If you would like to make a donation for this event please mail your check payable to the Moorefield Lions Club, P.O. Box 452, Moorefield, WV 26836, or for more information contact William H. Bean at 304-257-7901.

If you are interested in participating in the parade contact Bill Fitzwater at 304-851-4499.