Stories tagged with: Christmas

December 7, 2013 - 5:36pm
37 weeks 5 days ago

Hundreds of people came out to Bishop Rosecrans High School in order to complete their Christmas shopping at the annual Craft Bazaar.

The school was filled with vendors selling a variety of hand crafted and home made goods, decorations and jewelry. One local artist says participating on Saturday gave him a chance to showcase his unique drawings and sketches to the public.

I really started out drawing a lot of Jesus drawings," said Bobby Shaw. I've just worked on a lot of...

December 6, 2013 - 7:02pm
37 weeks 6 days ago

There are some children and teenagers in Muskingum County that won't open anything this Christmas, but you can help change that.

A local organization called Adopt-A-Child has been working hard since October to find donors willing to purchase Christmas gifts for children involved with Muskingum County's Children Services. Adopt-A-Child Chairman, Annie England, says so far 300 people have donated Christmas gifts to children through their organization, but says there are still at least 25...

December 4, 2013 - 5:33pm
38 weeks 1 day ago

The Muskingum County Center for Seniors is hosting a "Country Christmas to Remember" this Saturday featuring both Christmas and country music by Nashville artist, David Church.

"We will be holding our Country Christmas with David Church and Terri Lisa, his lovely wife," said Activity Supervisor Carol Morgan. "And that will be held on Saturday, December the 7th. We'll probably open the doors around 6 o'clock and the show will go on from 7 o'clock to 10 p.m....

November 18, 2013 - 5:20pm
40 weeks 3 days ago

Three years ago, The United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan Counties recognized an unmet need in our area during the holidays.

Countless organizations raise money, host benefits, and provide Christmas gifts for children in families who require extra help but there was a window left unopened.

"So we are targeting teens and those families that maybe did not get registered for the other programs and we do cross reference all of our names, and the names we took last year...

November 13, 2013 - 6:04pm
41 weeks 1 day ago

This Christmas, an organization called Toys for Tots is collecting new Christmas presents to give to local children. Toys for Tots Coordinator Opal Lambert says she has received requests from area churches, schools and other organizations for over 4,000 presents, which is double the amount needed last year. Lambert is asking the community to help make the toy drive a success and to help every child have a Merry Christmas.

"The need is real," explained Lambert. "I know...

December 24, 2012 - 4:00pm
1 year 35 weeks ago

Those that practice the Christian faith the Christmas season is a special time of the year.

Dr. Herbert Hicks is a pastor at Zion Reformed Church in Thornville. He said Christmas is important because Jesus came to us a baby so that we might become a part of God. He said the season also reminds us of God's love and grace. There are many ways to celebrate the season.

"One way to celebrate Christmas is not learning the art of giving, but learning an even more difficult art of...

December 24, 2012 - 1:43pm
1 year 35 weeks ago

A local business gets into the Christmas spirit to help those less fortunate in our area.

As a Christmas gift Pizza Cottage in Zanesville donated dozens of pizzas to Christ's Table and while those enjoying the meal were helped it also allowed the workers and volunteers a break.

"It is wonderful because it's hard with your staff and volunteers working every holiday, so when somebody calls and makes an offer to bring you 50 pizzas and you don't have to cook that's great...

December 24, 2012 - 1:15pm
1 year 35 weeks ago

Christmas Eve didn't stop people from hitting the gym for a last minute holiday workout.

The Fieldhouse in Zanesville had a steady stream of people coming in starting at 5 a.m. Some people were travelers coming through town, other were family that are home for the holidays.

"It's a habit. It's just something you got to get used to. You can be sick and you still think you got to go outside and run and it's just in your blood," said Director of Operations Jim Fraunfelter...

December 25, 2011 - 7:06pm
2 years 35 weeks ago

For people who don't celebrate Christmas, and even for those who do, a trip to the movie theatre can be a nice change of pace.

Moviegoers have a lot of films to choose from this holiday season including "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked", "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" and "We Bought a Zoo".  WHIZ caught up with people in line at the Cinemark Theatre in the Colony Square Mall in Zanesville.

"Once the kids got older and didn't...

December 25, 2011 - 6:46pm
2 years 35 weeks ago

Not everyone had the day off from work on Sunday.  Even on Christmas, law enforcement and emergency personnel continue to serve the community.

The Zanesville Fire Department is fully staffed on holidays.  Firefighters work a 24 hour shift every three days, and this Christmas, Kenny Jones said it was his turn to be on duty.

"We're here every day," said Jones.  "We know each other's wives and kids, so we all just get together as a big family."...

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