Brenda Lucas: Community news for Tuesday, Nov. 27
PARADE: A Christmas parade begins at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, in downtown Gallipolis, Ohio.
MUSICAL: First Stage Theatre Company presents “A Christmas Story: The Musical” at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Nov. 30-Dec. 1 and 2:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 1-2, at Huntington High School Auditorium. Tickets are $12; $10 ages 12 and younger.
JAZZ: Directed by Jeff Wolfe, Marshall University’s Jazz Ensemble I presents a concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Smith Recital Hall. The free event is sponsored by Marshall University School of Music in the College of Arts and Media.
YOUNG: Phyllis Gould nears the young age of 100, as she turns 97 Tuesday, Nov. 27. May this ‘youngster’ enjoy a day of livelihood, good health, happiness and other blessings.
CONCERT: The Ione Guthrie Christmas event, “A Patriotic Christmas,” is performed by Appalachian Children’s Chorus at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Charleston Baptist Temple. The concert, sponsored by Children’s Dentistry and Huntington Bank, also includes a guest performance by Martin Luther King, Jr. Male Chorus. Tickets are $15; $10 ages 60 and over; free to anyone with military ID. Proceeds support ACC. Contact www.wvacc.org or 304-343-1111.
MISSED: Vivian Mills of Huntington, oldest sister to my mother, is still missed within the family although she has been gone for some time after suffering from lung cancer. She would have celebrated a birthday Tuesday, Nov. 27. She definitely is not forgotten and lives on in the hearts of many.
CAROL: Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” is presented at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Ashland’s Paramount Arts Center. Tickets are $55, $45, $35 and $25. Call 606-324-0007.
OUTSTANDING: Bruce Crockett of Wayne County was named 2018 Outstanding 4-H All Star earlier this fall. The 4-H club leader and coach for Wayne County 4-H Shooting Sports program also helps lead monthly club meetings and trains youth for shooting sports competition at the county, regional and state levels. Crockett has been active with the program since the mid-2000s.
LIGHTING: City of Huntington’s tree lighting begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Big Sandy Superstore Arena with Cabell Midland High School Collegium Musicum presenting chorales. Mayor Steve Williams and First Lady Mary officially light the City of Huntington Christmas tree at 6:24 p.m.
FELLOW: I recently met a fellow that immediately swept me off my feet a little younger than me but is the only kind of gentleman for me. Graham Patton, three-year-old son of Brian and Sunny Patton, stopped in while he was at work with his dad. It was a true joy to show him how things worked and watch his eyes glisten with excitement. Here’s hoping he liked me well enough to visit again soon.
HERD HOLIDAY: The official Marshall University holiday tree lighting takes place during Herd Holiday from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, within MU Memorial Student Center. Refreshments, giveaways and music are offered.
WINNERS: What do Charles Simpson, Mason Flynn, Isabella Parsons, Seth Reed and Hailey Elder have in common? They are winners of the West Virginia Pumpkin Festival Scholarships presented in early October at Pumpkin Park, Milton. Each received a $2,000 scholarship. Congratulations to these five winners.
COUNTDOWN: The second annual Countdown to Christmas Extravaganza, featuring more than 50 small businesses, live entertainment and photos with Santa, begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Big Sandy Superstore Arena Convention Center, Grand Ballroom. Donations (monetary, nonperishable food, pet supplies and new toys) are accepted for local families and organizations in need. Admission is free.
CLASSIC: “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” is performed at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Charleston’s Clay Center. Tickets are from $37 to $69.
“NUTCRACKER”: “The Nutcracker” is performed at 7 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, Nov. 28-30, at Mountain Arts Center, Prestonsburg, Ky. Tickets are $10.
BELATED BIRTHDAYS: Steve Ramey, Nov. 5; Amy Rexroad, Nov. 8; Jennifer Rice, Nov. 9; Donna Rumbaugh, Nov. 11; Colt Scarberry, Nov. 16; Brenda Browning, Susan Pelfrey, Ron LeMaster, Nov. 19; Dwight Icenhower, Nov. 20; MaKayla Roberts turned double toothpicks at 11, Nov. 21; Charlotte Rice, Ryan Ramey, Nov. 23.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Jack Hensley, Heather Stull, Glenn Van Atta, Jack Black, Luke Kinker, Jacob Queen, Kim Davis, Jacob Lilly, Angie Nesmith, Tracey Patterson, Benjamin Russell, Gene Hodges, Austin Stiltner, Ethel Qualls, Brittany May, Maxwell Harris, Bill Adams.
TODAY’S ANNIVERSARIES: David and Sandra Watkins, David and Cindie Riggs (1976), Jim and Bettye Grady, Ray and Peggy Scarberry celebrate number 61.
CHUCKLE: Michael was talking to his pastor about his dad. “Pastor, my father should be a minister.” The pastor asked why he would think that. The seven-year-old boy answered, “Every day he gives us a sermon about something.”
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