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250 Celebration set to kick off

By Staff | Oct 28, 2011

On Friday, Nov. 25, a celebration of the founding of Shepherdstown, a quarter of a century ago will begin. Shepherdstown 250: Remember – Celebrate – Imagine is a yearlong commemoration of the proud history, an exciting present and the ongoing promise of a uniquely historic town.

Kick-off weekend begins with Christmas in Shepherdstown and the official opening and welcome by Jim Auxer, mayor of Shepherdstown. The Mayor will speak from the center of the town at 6:15 p.m.

The Opening Holiday and Birthday Celebration will continue for two weekends – Nov. 25 through 27 and Dec. 2 through 4.

Some of the participating Organizations for Christmas in Shepherdstown include the Corporation of Shepherdstown, Historic Shepherdstown Commission, Kiwanis Club of Shepherdstown, Rotary Club of Shepherdstown, Shepherd University, Shepherdstown Ministerial Association, Shepherdstown Business Association, Shepherdstown Visitors Center, Shepherdstown Volunteer Fire Department, State of West Virginia and many more.

Shepherdstown 250 will conclude with Coming Home weekend of Nov. 11 and 12, 2012. This yearlong event will see visitors from all over the world visiting Shepherdstown to learn about its history, enjoy its unique present and celebrate the future promise of the oldest town in West Virginia.

For event listings and details, please visit www.shepherdstown250.com and www.christmasinshepherdstown.com or Facebook 250 events for more information throughout the year.