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Shepherdstown ready to kick off Christmas, 250 events

By Staff | Nov 18, 2011

On 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 little 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 to 27 and Dec. 2 to 4 include The Grand Tree lighting and Santa’s arrival, traditional bonfire, horse drawn carriage tours, live music, a model train show, an Ice Carving Festival with live demonstrations, a community dinner at Shepherd University, a Christmas Bazaar: art, greens and baked delicacies and a spectacular Home Town Christmas Parade.

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

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