Earth and sky Christmas events will be part of Pomeroy's holiday season celebrations


December 17, 2020

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The tradition of Christmas and the celebration of the birth of the Christ child, represented by this lighted creche on the lawn of the Garfield County Courthouse, are long-established in Garfield County from the days of the pioneers to modern times. Even COVID-19 cannot disrupt the representation of the Bethlehem manger scene, compete with the Magi, camels and livestock attending to the birthplace of Jesus. This display comes out every year and underscores the deep faith present in this community through numerous pioneering families whose descendants reside in Pomeroy and the surrounding area to this day.

POMEROY–Two celebrations are planned for this Christmas season: a Nativity parade on December 20 at 3 p.m. and the appearance of the "Star of Bethlehem" in the evening sky on December 21 at 5:06 p.m.

The cancellation of the traditional Community Christmas Program due to COVID-19 risks and restrictions presented an opportunity for the Pomeroy Ministerial Association (PMA) to get creative in ce...

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