Public’s support appreciated

The Parkersburg Holiday in the Park opened for the 25th year on Nov. 23, 2019. There are over 150 displays in the City Park that the all-volunteer Board and Committee, along with area businesses, provide for the pleasure of those driving or walking through the park during the holiday season. We know there was some disappointment that the 12 Days of Christmas were damaged and not able to be displayed this year. It is our goal to get them all ready for opening ceremonies this year. Students from Wood County Elementary Schools entered a coloring contest with 12 winners receiving gift cards donated by WesBanco Bank, Community Bank, Williamstown Bank, and United Bank. The ever-popular “Letters To Santa” were delivered to the North Pole for the youngsters who deposited them in the special “Santa Mailbox.”

The Holiday in the Park Board and Committee appreciates the citizens of the Mid-Ohio Valley and their guests for the continued support shown to this event. Without the support of our community and volunteers, these parks would remain dark over the holiday season. Volunteers are needed to continue making this holiday event a showcase for the Mid-Ohio Valley. A special thanks to the businesses and individuals who donated their time to work evenings at the donation booth, sometimes in cold and wet weather. A great “thank you” to those who came out each night to make sure everything was up and running.

Every penny received at the volunteer donation booth goes back into making more displays, maintaining and repairing the existing displays that belong to Holiday in the Park, and purchasing lighting equipment. The carriage rides again were popular for evening of pleasure rides for those wanting to travel through City Park via carriage.

The Holiday in the Park Board and Committee continue with their pledge to make the 2020 Holiday in the Park displays a source of pride for the Mid-Ohio Valley and look forward to new people joining the committee. Holiday in the Park is entirely an All-Volunteer Board and Committee.

Bruce and Steve Farra, Co-Presidents

Jonelle Merritt, Vice President

Vickie Marshall, Secretary

Nancy Wilcox, Treasurer

Holiday in the Park

Board and Committee