The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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December 14, 2012

Christmas Walk to provide tour of Hinton streets, churches Saturday

The streets and churches of Hinton will light up Saturday evening with the spirit of Christmas. Beginning at 6 p.m. at Central Baptist Church, a Christmas Walk will enable residents and visitors to experience six different churches, a variety of music and hear the story of Christmas.

Event coordinator Dave Williams began planning the walk in May and said it was a dream to help create such an event for Hinton for the first time. Williams said the streets of Hinton will be lit with paper luminaries that will guide paths to the First United Methodist Church, First Presbyterian Church, the Ascension Episcopal Church, Saint Patrick’s Catholic and the Freedom Ministry Center. Each church will have music, its own unique decorations and share parts of the Christmas story.

Some of the music in the various churches will include bagpipes and cello players, Williams said.

“You don’t want to miss it,” Williams commented. “The story of Christmas brings joy to the heart. There are times people are lonely and I hope this lifts people up and adds joy to one’s heart.”  

After the last stop at the Freedom Ministry Center, refreshments will be served.

The walk is free and open to the public and Williams is hopeful to make the walk an annual event.


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