Williamstown council holds last meeting of 2018

Williamstown Mayor Jean Ford and council member Jim Parker listen as council member Barbara Lewis announces plans for the Willliamstown Tree Lighting. (Photo by Madeline Scarborough)

WILLIAMSTOWN — Tuesday was Williamstown’s last city council meeting of the year.

The next two city council meetings were canceled because Dec. 18 is close to the Christmas holiday and the Jan. 1 meeting occurs on New Year’s Day, officials said.

The next meeting will be on Jan. 8, 2019 with the second meeting for that month being on the following Tuesday, the 15th.

After January the meetings will be on their normal days, the first and third Tuesdays of each month.

All city buildings, county schools and the U.S. Postal Service will be closed today for a day of mourning in honor of the passing of George H. W. Bush.

The Williamstown Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will be Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in front of the City Building.

The Williamstown High School Band and Choir, Williamstown Elementary Choir and Wood County Christian School Choir will be performing at the event.

Other participants include Evergreen Bible Church’s Pastor Steve Thibault, the First Presbyterian Church Pastor Elizabeth-Campbell Malaki, Pine Grove Baptist Church Pastor Bryan Knight and Pastor David Easter. If any other pastor would like to participate call 304-375- 4935 and ask for Barbara.

There will be hot chocolate and cookies after the ceremony.