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Brenda Lucas: Community news for Wednesday, Nov. 28

November 28, 2018

CANDLES: Spring Hill Cemetery hosts its annual holiday candlelight service at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. Co-sponsored by Greater Huntington Park and Recreation District, available luminaries can be placed for individuals unable to attend but wish to participate in honoring lost loved one. Light refreshments are served. Contact 304-696-5516 or pnewlon@ghprd.org.

STAR: “Little but loud” wasn’t a fitting description for Ronnie Allen “Little Ronnie” Adkins, but he did have the charisma to draw attention everywhere he went. His laugh was contagious and his smile won every heart. Despite his disability in height, this “little” man never gave up on his accomplishments and worked as hard as any other man determined to find success. This first cousin of mine passed away Nov. 28, 2008, at age 49 (short of 50 by about six months) and what a void his loss has left in many lives. Precious and fond memories often flood our mind as he was one of the sweetest and most loving individuals one would ever want to meet filling many hearts with joy.

BEST: Lewis Memorial Baptist Church offers “How to Have the Best Christmas Ever” at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, and 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2.

EVENT: Local vendors and crafters are featured during the Christmas Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Lincoln County Fairgrounds, Trace Creek Road, Hamlin, West Virginia. Santa visits from noon to 2 p.m. A toy drive is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission and parking are free. Call 304-778-7125.

TREASURE: May I have your attention, please? An awesome lady in South Point, Ohio, celebrates a birthday Wednesday, Nov. 28, and doesn’t look a day older than when we met 13 years ago. Roberta Holbrook, a great friend and mentor, is worth more than a million to me with her wisdom, love, compassion and friendship. May this amazing Christian mother, grandmother, sister and friend enjoy a fun-filled day with many blessings to follow.

OPERA: The children’s opera, “Little Red Riding Hood,” is presented by Marshall University’s opera program, Opera at Marshall, at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Smith Recital Hall. The event, sponsored by Marshall University School of Music in the College of Arts and Media, is free.

PARADE: Huntington Christmas Parade of Lights begins at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at 12th Street and proceeds on 4th Avenue to 8th Street, turning right on 8th Street to 3rd Avenue.

PARTY: Roll-A-Rama hosts its Christmas party from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at 137 7th Ave. The cost is $10, including skates.

CHORAL: “Christmas Carols with Choral Union” begins at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at First United Methodist Church, Huntington. Marshall University Choral Union, Musical Arts Guild Singers and Marshall University Singers are featured, accompanied by Lincoln Brass and Dr. Johan Botes, organist. Goodies follow in the fellowship hall.

CONCERT: Renaissance, directed by Sherry White, presents its “The Story Never Changes” concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Grace Gospel Church.

VILLAGE: Heritage Farm Museum and Village offers its Christmas village from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Nov. 30-Dec. 1. Santa, live nativity, wagon rides and more are featured. The cost is $10; $5 children.

SANTA: Breakfast with Santa is from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at IHOP, Barboursville.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Elizabeth Allman, Jennie McKinney, Jack Wilson, Cynthia Beal, Heather McKenna, Andy Tschop, Jonathan Hager, Ashley Summers, Judy McCormick, Kay Davis, Jennie McKinney, Hannah Banks, Rod Asbury leaves the 70s behind to try number 80.

TODAY’S ANNIVERSARY: Joe and Bibi Preece (1980)

THURSDAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Carolyn Smith, Andy Bennett, Wylma Skean, Timmy Burlingame Danielle Ray, Mel Cummings III, Mike Brown, Stan Arthur, Korey Long, Bill Watson, Josh Williamson, Colby Spears hits double 2s at 22, Megan Ashton, Megan Ashton, Kim Wooten is double nickels at 55, Helen Tomblin, Vickie Goodall turns 76, Zeta Lawson,

THURSDAY’S ANNIVERSARIES: Mike and Stacy Albers, Joe and Lisa Northup (1997).

FRIDAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Pam Dean, Jamie Levy, Sophia Richmond, Chip Merritt, Gert Johnson, Dave Blackwood, Crystal Merritt, Jamie Henry, Toby Wheeler, Dan Wells, Fox Heaberlin, Greg Kiser, Don Staker, Kimberly Bailey, Michael Lucas, Sara Summerfield-Dempsey, Stacie Meadows, Candy Ciccolella, Matin Khan, Robert Hutton, Anne Conley, Patty Damron Blevins, Barbara Baker, Mother Johnson is a special 91, Danny Smith,

FRIDAY’S ANNIVERSARY: David and Virgena Dillon of Milton celebrate number 50.

CHUCKLE: The old church pipe organ had seen better days. After one particularly out-of-tune song, the pastor turned to his assistant and said, “I don’t know if we need an organ tuner or a plumber.”

Send items to Brenda Lucas, P.O. Box 596, Ona, WV 25545; fax to 304-526-2857; or email to bklucas53@aol.com.

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