Christmas parade tonight

The Muskingum Valley Beverly Waterford Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the annual Christmas parade today at 5:30 p.m. The parade forms at Waterford High School at 4:30 p.m. and steps off at 5:30 p.m. The parade ends at Dodge Park in Beverly, followed by the park lighting ceremony and entertainment. Refreshments will be served by the Beverly Lions Club.


The 12 Days of Christmas raffle tickets are available until this Thursday, November 30.

Tickets are available at the Waterford Bank, Lisa’s Sweet Stop, and B & W Pharmacy. Tickets are $25 each and prize drawings begin on Friday, December 1. This year’s prize line-up is: December 1 — $300 Lakeside gift certificate; December 2 — Weber grill; December 3 — $200 Rock Box gift certificate; December 4 — HP 14” Chromebook; December 5 — trampoline; December 6 — Dyson Multi-Floor vacuum; December 7 — DJI Phantom 3 drone; December 8 — .25 ct diamond pendant and wreath; December 9 — 55″ flat screen TV; December 10 — Playstation 4 slim 500 GB; December 11 — Henry Golden Boy .22 gun; December 12 — $500 cash.

Thanks to these area businesses for their prize donations: Waterford Bank; Lisa’s Sweet Stop; B & W Pharmacy; Lakeside Gold Course; Rock Box; Southeastern Dry Goods and Trading Post, Wainwrights Jewelry, and Amy’s Flower Shop.


This Saturday, December 2, is Beverly-Center Elementary School’s Polar Express 5K Fun Run and Walk. Sponsored by the Beverly-Center PTO, race registration begins at 8 a.m. and the race steps off at 9. Entrance fee is $10 per person or $35 for a family. (A ‘family’ can be a group of up to six participants at this price and it is asked that all teams be members of the same household.) Participants are invited to wear their favorite pajamas of dress in a Christmas or Polar Express costume. Prizes will be awarded to individuals and families for the best costumes and PJs. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served, and all participants will receive a sleigh bell. In addition, the Scholastic Book Fair will be open at 8 a.m. at the elementary school. Register online at; or register the day of the race. Registration deadline is Thursday, November 30. All proceeds benefit the Beverly-Center Elementary School PTO.