"Let There Be Light." That's the theme for our 2011 Christmas season downtown. On Main Street, the lights on the buildings are going up as well as light pole decorations and lights on the trees. The Christmas Committee has been working hard over the last few months getting monies in to purchase the necessary items as well as deciding on what would be best for this year's holiday season.
The committee hopes to add to our downtown decor as monies continue to come in throughout the year. If you haven't donated and would like to, please send your check payable to: Create Buckhannon for Christmas decor to UCDA, 99 Edmiston Way Suite 102, Buckhannon, WV 26201.
The committee would like to especially thank Lowe's of Buckhannon for all of its support in ordering the pole and tree lights, garland and bows and giving us a discount to assist with our project and a big thanks for their donation of the colored lights for our tree located in our future "Town Square."
Thanks to Renny Hall for the use of his 45-foot boom truck to assist with the LED lighting and decorating. Thanks to the Kappa Alpha Fraternity guys and Opportunity House workers who showed up to assist with putting up the building lights.
And thanks to John Jenkins - Jenkins Ford for the prize money for the children's scavenger hunt program.
Special thanks to the city of Buckhannon not only for its substantial donation, but for the support of its crews for assistance in putting up some of the decorations.
The committee would also like to thank the following for their donation to help support this project: Becky Stemple-Jackson in honor of Earsel and Mardell Stemple; Daughters of the American Revolution; The Dance Factory; Sam and Kathy Nolte; Ralston Press; Melodie Stemple and Scott Tennant in memory of Linda Steerman; Mary Albaugh in memory of Col. and Mrs. Neil Albaugh; Rose Clutter in memory of her mother and sister; Julie Keehner and Niall Avison in honor of Merna Keehner; WVWC students; Trey, Bree and Desi Avison; The Koury family; Rondal Mitchell; Brenda Sonney; Jon Arbogast; Ross Arbocast; Betty Cos in memory of Cecil Arbogast; Trumps Salon; American Legion Post 7 for all veterans; The Waltons - Tex, Dolores, Bob, Sue, Kay, Lynn and families; Teter CEOS Club; Mt. Nebo CEOS in memory of Colton Dean; Pringle Tree CEOS; Chapman Technical Group; First Community Bank; Dean Everett; Griffin Real Estate; Hymes and Coonts in honor of Avis and Max Reed; Harper Family in honor Louise Keller; BISCO; Bud and Linda Wellings; Michael and Susan Aloi; Sandra Bennett in honor of Zoe Marie Harper and Kayleigh Sue Bennett; Toothman Rice PLLC; Rich and Lois Clemens; Buckhannon Chamber of Commerce; Modern Homettes CEOS Club; VFW Post 3663; Dairy Queen; Trinity Financial Group; Burton Hunter; Abel Family Eyecare; Dr. Pam and Patrick Balch; Buckhannon Stockyards; Fred Brooks Garden Club; Upshur County CVB; Roy and Leona Goff; and Corhart Refractories.
Downtown Christmas Committee