By Wendy Holdren
Another piece of West Virginia history is being added to the Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce Treasured Scenes Tree Ornament Collection.
“Hatfields and McCoys presented by Theatre West Virginia” is this year’s ornament, the 11th in the series.
Ellen Taylor, CEO and president of the BRCCC, said since last year’s ornament was “Honey in the Rock” and since the Hatfields and McCoys television miniseries aired this year, this seemed like the right time to showcase the historic feud.
“It’s a little piece of history we didn’t want to lose,” Taylor said. “We hope it will be popular, but with the ornaments you never know.”
The ornaments are on sale now at the BRCCC. Both this year’s edition and past ornaments are available for $10 each. Some of the past ornaments include Woodrow Wilson High School, the Exhibition Coal Mine and the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building.
Taylor said these ornaments make great Christmas presents for Beckley residents, people who have moved from the area or even those who simply appreciate West Virginia history.
The BRCCC is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 304-252-7328 or 1-877-987-3847, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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