Around Charlestown: Christmas cheer in Charlestown, plus a welcome to new activity committee members

Charlestown was bursting with excitement Saturday evening when Santa made his annual Special Delivery to some lucky kids in the township. Santa and Elf Kerri were chauffeured to 12 homes by our fabulous firefighters. I was able to experience it first hand when the fire truck pulled in my drive way with the lights flashing.

My three grandchildren, Duke Sophie and Hank, along with their parents, Erin and Joe Ruggles; great-nieces, Tristan and Kylar, along with their parents, Tracy and Kelly Burt: my sister and brother-in-law; Janet and Rick Burt and I had all gathered for a Christmas party.

Santa passed out gifts, Elf Kerri gave everyone a candy cane and pictures were taken. All the while the kids were giggling, squealing and hopping around! For the finale, they hit the siren on the way out the drive! It was a great party!

Charlestown United Methodist Church invites you to join with us in celebrating Christmas. Sunday service begins at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday. On Christmas Eve morning worship will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will feature a short play, “Who’s Birthday Is It?” performed by the children of the church. At 7 p.m. there will be a candlelight service to celebrate the birth of Jesus. All are welcome to attend.

Don’t forget to register for the Charlestown Christmas Lights Contest. You can register at [email protected] or via the Charlestown Activity Committee Facebook page. Leave your name, address and phone number. Judging takes place Monday, Dec. 18. Light it up, Charlestown!

The Charlestown Activity Committee is pleased to announce two new members of our team. Jesse and Kasey Kellar are excited to help plan our events. Jesse and Kasey live on Newton Falls Road. No stranger to Charlestown, Kasey (Warner) was raised here. Welcome to the team, Jesse and Kasey!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to All!

Please send your news, accomplishments or adventures. Text 330-281-3723 or email me at [email protected]

Ruth Ann Bartholomew
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