Stories tagged with: Christmas

December 24, 2015 - 5:10pm
6 weeks 4 days ago

Students from a local high school are paying it forward.

This is the 23rd year for Christmas on the Hill at Bishop Rosecrans High School. Students at Rosecrans decided to think less of themselves and more about the less fortunate.

"We adopt kids from different are organizations," said Basketball Coach, Todd Rock. "This year we'll be right around 80 children that we buy for. The students met them. Then they go out and shop for them. And today Santa will be here to...

December 23, 2015 - 5:07pm
6 weeks 5 days ago

Christmas is known to be the season of giving, but it's a great time to exercise your mind as well.

While you're off for the holidays, paying a visit to John McIntire Library can be beneficial to you and your family. With the opportunity to check out up to 75 items with a library card, not only can you get some festive books, but you can also check out some of your favorite holiday classic movies as well.

"We have classic holiday movies available for people to borrow and...

December 21, 2015 - 3:37pm
7 weeks 14 hours ago

One local organization is making sure that everyone receives a hot meal for Christmas.

As folks begin their Christmas celebrations, Christ's Table, along with nearly 50 volunteers from the community, are preparing to serve the needy a very delicious Christmas Eve and Christmas Day meal. Director Keely Warden said the experience starts right when you walk through the door.

"It's an awesome experience. It's hard to fathom what it would be like to be alone or not have Christmas...

December 13, 2015 - 9:32pm
8 weeks 1 day ago

One local church has been preparing for the last two months to put on a special holiday oratoria.

The Central Trinity United Methodist church hosted the 86th annual performance of Messiah by George Fredrick Handel. This event was put on by the Zanesville Civic Chorus and Orchestra and was open for free to the public.

"This music has been around for hundreds of years. This is good music, it helps to put you in the Christmas spirit. Although it's not all Christmas themed, you...

December 9, 2015 - 5:10pm
8 weeks 4 days ago

A local business is making Christmas a lot merrier for underprivileged children.

This is the 4th Annual Toy Drive hosted by Mother Tucker's. Mother Tucker's employee, Mark Lane said this event is a boost for those families in a financial bind. For families who can't afford to bring their children to the mall and take a picture with Santa, Mother Tucker's offers a nice alternative.

"We have Santa Claus here on Sunday evenings from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm" said Lane. "...

December 4, 2015 - 5:15pm
9 weeks 3 days ago

The elves at Santa's workshop aren't the only ones that are working hard to get downtown Zanesville ready for the holiday season.

The family owned business, Goss Supply Company along with several other volunteers are helping to make, what is called a story book Christmas come to life.
All of the decorations were purchased nearly 3 decades ago and each display has been either remade or rebuilt.

"Well, a lot of people remember over the years the displays that Terry would...

December 1, 2015 - 8:48pm
9 weeks 4 days ago

Locals gather to kick off the season of Christmas.

The Greater Zanesville Singers celebrated their 29th annual Christmas concert.The choir members are all dressed alike in royal blue shirts and black pants. All in unison sang angelically. Their voices carried through the hall of Coburn United Methodist Church. The Songs of Christmas concert featured 13 Christmas carols. Choir Director, Kim Peadon said they have been preparing for this concert since august.

"The choir...

December 1, 2015 - 6:08pm
9 weeks 4 days ago

Local artists are using their talents to help brighten Christmas for less fortunate children.

Oilers Sports Bar will be hosting a music marathon called the Ol' Dirty Christmas Charity Jam on December 5. This event is organized by Ol' Dirty Strangers, Oilers Sports Bar and Buck Daddy Productions. Six bands are set to perform to raise money for kids in an after school program. Ol' Dirty Strangers Band member, Chaz Mcclure stresses the importance of this event.

"There...

November 30, 2015 - 10:19pm
9 weeks 6 days ago

Marching bands, Lights, and Galloping horses. That was the scene on the streets of the Village of New Concord.

Many folks are gathered together to participate the annual Christmas Parade. This parade consisted of dogs dressed as reindeer and people dressed as Santa's helpers. As the parade marched on, kids on floats engaging the crowd.

"We loved it. This is our first year being out here. We had a wonderful time getting to see everybody. We had a good time," said...

November 29, 2015 - 8:55pm
10 weeks 23 hours ago

Hundreds came out to experience the walk many consider to be the start of their Christmas season.

The Bethlehem Walk is a free outdoor drama based on the journey Mary and Joseph took the night Jesus Christ was born. Members of the community came to the Chandlersville United Methodist church and enjoyed a variety of music from their choir. Then buses arrived and transported them to the field where the walk began.

"It's my start for the Christmas season. It's everybody's start...

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