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.
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.
It was all business at the Tuesday night meeting of the Pilot Club of West Point.
New officers were installed during the last meeting and the Pilots are starting the 2012-2013 year. President Debra Cole was at the helm and opened the floor for discussion of the upcoming Pilot International Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cole and several other club members are making last minute arrangements to attend the convention and represent the Pilot Club of West Point.
The local Boy Scouts Troop 15 served up some good pizza to patrons at Pizza Inn on Tuesday night. While waiting tables, scouts received tips and 10 percent of the buffet proceeds to help raise money for the troop.