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LTC Michael N. Cleveland led the 223rd on hopefully its last mission of the year Monday night. The West Point Engineer Battalion served as the Grand Marshall for the West Point Christmas parade. Above, soldiers of the 223rd wave to parade onlookers from a giant military vehicle on Commerce Street. More on Page 6. Photo by Bryan Davis
A couple of weeks ago, commuters in downtown West Point drove down Main Street and Commerce Street to the pleasant surprise of Christmas lights and decorations.
Crews for the West Point Water and Light and the entire city electric department worked tireless hours and in a quick manner to get the decorations up for city residents.
A few days later, the crews were taking children of the community up in the cityâ€™s bucket trucks to allow them to place ornaments on the communityâ€™s Christmas tree at Sally Kate Winters Park.
Another movie crew is on hand in West Point, this time filming scenes for an upcoming documentary about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The title of the film will be â€śDiverge.â€ť Pictured is Director Chris Garmer talking to some of the actors/soldiers before filming a scene at the old Mary Holmes College campus on Saturday morning. Photos by Bryan Davis
Patrons of Pizza Inn last Wednesday night were greeted by high school students from the community who worked for tips to support a cause that is helping to prevent suicide.
â€śTo write love on her armsâ€ť is a non-profit movement dedicated to â€śpresenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self injury and suicide.â€ť
When I was small I was terrified of Santa Claus. I refused to go anywhere near him at the stores, even though he usually tried to entice children to sit on his lap with a candy cane.
Iâ€™m grown now and the more I think about it, the shadier this Santa character gets. First of all, little kids are told to never talk to strangers. There is no mention of unless he has a long white beard and a red suit. We were also told to never take candy from strangers. This Santa guy always has has candy and seems to defy all the rules in order to get little kids to sit on his lap. Hmmmmm.
A beautiful table setting is not complete without a centerpiece. Itâ€™s like the topping of a cake. For the Christmas season everyone wants something glitzy and different. One of my most popular items I sale during the Christmas season are Cone Trees. Many people use them as centerpieces on their table. The cone trees can be easily accented with vases filled with ornaments or either two small floral arrangements.
Saniyah Pulphus and Jocelyn Pulphus get a closer look at West Pointâ€™s Community Christmas Tree after its lighting on Friday night. . Photo by Bryan Davis
Oak Hill Academy Headmaster Yandall Harris is accepted into the West Point Rotary Club on Monday by club President Dwight Dyess. Harris took over as head of OHA this fall, and he has been a regular at the Rotary Club over the course of the last few months.
Hannah McVay and Amber White work hard on Thursday to get Outdoor Gear ready for the Moonlight Madness Sale today at the Mossy Oak Mall. Both Outdoor Gear and The Mossy Oak Store will be open from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. tonight. All day, customers will be able to draw their discount at the checkout for savings up to 40% off. There will be additional specials from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. Photo by Donna Harris