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November 22, 2017

11/20/2017 1:47:00 PM

Wellston, Coalton Fire Departments Kick Off Annual Toy Drive

The Wellston and Coalton Fire Departments are teaming up for another year to do what they can to provide kids in the Wellston City School district with Christmas gifts. "We will be accepting any new, unwrapped toys between now and Friday, Dec. 8," a spokesman noted. The following are drop-off points for toys: The Store in Wellston; the Wellston City Building; the Coalton Mayor's Office in Coalton; and the Wellston Fire Department Station 1. "If you are looking to sign up for the program you can do so online," the spokesman added. "This year we hope to go all digital in an effort to streamline the process. If anyone has any questions please let us know. We will be taking applications until Friday, Dec. 8."

"Breakfast with Santa" at Jackson Fire Station Dec. 2

The Jackson Firefighters Association's "Breakfast with Santa" is set for Saturday, Dec. 2 from 8 to 10:30 a.m. at the Jackson Fire Station, 152 Pearl Street with all-you-can-eat pancakes. Price for adults is $4; for children age 10 and under, $2. Each child will receive a gift from Santa. All proceeds will benefit the Jackson Firefighters Association.

Jackson City Schools Band Booster Bingo Fundraiser Dec. 9

The Jackson City Schools (JCS) Band Boosters Bingo Fundraiser is set for Saturday, Dec. 9. Doors open at 5 p.m. with games starting at 6 p.m., at the Jackson Memorial Building -- 20 regular games for $25; 3 special games for $5. Presale tickets are available for $20 each at Ratliff Pool and Spa; at the Holiday Band Concert on Dec. 7; and at the Band Booster meeting to be held on Dec. 2.There will be concessions, a Chinese auction, a 50/50 raffle and grab bags also available. Come early to the vendors' event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. "Please join us for an evening of games, prizes and musical entertainment by the JHS Jazz Bands, and thank you for supporting the JCS Band program," a spokesman said.

Holiday Craft Bazaar at Elevate Ministries Nov. 25

A Holiday Craft Bazaar will be held on Saturday, Nov. 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Elevate Ministries, 2063 Kessinger School Road, Jackson (across from the Jehovah Witness Church off of SR 32). For an application, call 740-418-3476 or 740-988-7244. Homemade apple butter, candies, buckeyes, pumpkin rolls, pies, cookies, salsa and many more baked goods will be available. Merchandise will include beautiful crafts, Lularoe, Scentsy, wooden signs, candles, children's books, Paparazzi jewelry, teacher gifts, hand-woven rugs and more for fall and the Christmas season.

"Goodies with the Grinch" at Markay Dec. 2

Goodies with the Grinch, starting at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, will be hosted at the Markay. The furry, green recluse, living in seclusion on a cliff overlooking the cheerful and optimistic town of Whoville, will be visiting the Markay for a special holiday experience. The Grinch will be posing for pictures, which you may take home after the movie. During the event you can enjoy sweet treats, activities and kids will get a stocking filled with goodies. The Goodies with the Grinch experience is $12 per child and $5 per accompanying adult. Adult price includes the sweet treats and Grinch Punch only. To reserve tickets or inquire about upcoming events, call the Box Office at 740-577-3841 or go on-line at www.markayjackson.org.

Free Showing of "The Grinch" at Markay Theater Dec. 2

There will be a free movie showing of The Grinch, starring Jim Carrey at The Markay Cultural Arts Center, on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 3 p.m. and at 7 p.m.; fun for all ages. The movie showings are sponsored by Nea S. Henry, Appalachia Realty.

17th Annual Christmas Tree-Lighting at HMC-Jackson Dec. 4

Holzer Medical Center - Jackson, located at 500 Burlington Road, Jackson, will hold its 17th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Monday, Dec. 4, with caroling beginning at 5:30 p.m. Caroling will be provided by Jackson High School and Wellston High School Choirs. "Lighting the tree has become a special tradition at the hospital for our staff as well as our community to help kick off the holiday season," a spokesman said. "Everyone is welcome to attend. The first 100 in attendance will receive a commemorative ornament." Refreshments will follow the performances. For more information on this year's event, call (740) 395-8500 or 740-446-5901.

"Grandpa's Attic," A Family Christmas Spectacular at Markay Dec. 16

The D. M. Davis Choirs will present "Grandpa's Attic," A Family Christmas Spectacular, written by the Markay's own Ralph Brown and supported by Frances Gibser and Evelin Harley of the new Apple City Players on Saturday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. Mark Burdette of the Kanawha Valley Pipes and Drums will be a special guest as he performs on his great highland pipes for the finale of "A Highland Carol." Tickets are on sale now, $5 advance and day of show. Reserve your tickets by calling the Box Office at 740-577-3841 or reserve on-line at www.markayjackson.org.

Jackson City Tourism

Wildlife and Equine Art" at Markay Now thru Dec. 22

Merry Cibula's "Wildlife and Equine Art" exhibition will be on display from Nov. 17 to Dec. 22 in the Markay Cultural Arts Center's Gallery, 269 E. Main St., Jackson. Living in Cameroon, West Africa for six years, where, as a Peace Corps Volunteer, Cibula photographed and recorded the art and culture of the people of the Bamenda Grasslands. Her interest in wildlife began with a small collection of animals rescued from the local markets and traders. The Markay Gallery is open noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Friday and on weekends from 1 to 3 p.m. or by appointment.

Jackson Presbyterian "First Friday Feasts" Nov. 24 & Dec. 1

A "First Friday Feast" at the Presbyterian Church of Jackson, located at 225 Church St. (across from Apple Tower), will be held on Friday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Dec. 1, with serving from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The First Friday Feasts are held regularly each month. All are welcome; come and enjoy food, fellowship and entertainment. The menu varies each time. With any questions, call the church at 740-286-1928.

Jackson Area YMCA First Annual Vendor Fair Dec. 2

The Jackson Area YMCA announces its first annual Vendor Fair, set for Saturday, Dec. 2 at the "Y" from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (594 E. Main St., Jackson). "Join us this holiday season and shop local!" a spokesman invites. The first annual Vendor Fair will have everything from jewelry to clothing, to skincare products, to wax melts, to homemade crafts, to fitness and more... all from local vendors. "You will be supporting your friends and neighbors in our community; this is your one-stop shop spot for gifts for everyone on your list." Admission to attend the event is free. With questions, call the YMCA at 740-286-7008.

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