Around Charlestown: Santa sightings, holiday cheer and new job openings

Kylar Burt, Hank Ruggles, Mrs. Claus, Santa, Duke Ruggles, Tristan Burt and Sophie Ruggles in front.

My home was full of Christmas joy Saturday night when Santa surprised five excited kids with a special visit. I was hosting a family dinner when, chauffeured by the Charlestown Volunteer Firefighters, Santa and Mrs. Claus rolled up in a fire truck with the lights flashing!

They were greeted at the door by my grandchildren, Duke, Sophie and Hank Ruggles and my great nieces, Tristan and Kylar Burt. Sitting by the tree, each child received their special gift from Santa. A lot of pictures were taken and then it was time for Santa to go to his next stop.

All the kids went out on the porch and waved as he rode out of sight, yelling Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night! (Sorry, I couldn’t resist.)

If you haven’t registered for the Christmas Lighting Contest yet, it’s not too late. Email your name, address and phone number to [email protected] by Friday, Dec. 16. Judging will take place Sunday, Dec. 18.

The township has an opening for a part-time custodian for the town hall. If you are interested or have any questions call 330-371-5782.

The congregation and Pastor Norma Bates of Charlestown United Methodist Church invite you to join them for Christmas Eve Service. The service begins at 7 p.m. and will be a traditional candlelight service with lots of carols. All are welcome to attend to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

Hoping everyone has a merry Christmas and a happy and safe New Year!

Contact Ruth Ann Bartholomew at [email protected] or 330-281-3723 with Charlestown news.

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