Powhatan Point Fire Department Grateful

Editor, News-Register:

I, as fire chief of Powhatan Point Fire Department along, with our members, would like to extend a heartfelt thank you. This past weekend was our 12th annual Christmas in the Village Parade.

We would like to thank the following people for helping make it a success: First, our grand marshals, our oldest local veterans, Joe Binni, Harry Knight, Mark Saner, Roland Arman, Miltz Kostecka and John Pugh. Second, we would like to thank the judges of the parade: Ben Taylor, Chris Wiles and Allan Ketzell II. We would also like to thank our volunteers who help with our parade annually: Brill Stora, Steve Novakoski, and Casey Harrigan, also John and Joyce Rosnick for the use of their yard and electricity.

Also, the Powhatan American Legion Post 228 and the V.F.W. for providing the Color Guard, and the Powhatan Police Department for escorting and traffic control and the Powhatan Street Department for bringing picnic tables and garbage cans to the fire station and the Powhatan Water Department for use of their traffic cones. Also, the participants of our parade, lastly old Saint Nick Himself for taking time out of his busy year to visit our parade and children’s party.

We continue our new tradition of a Christmas party for the children before and after the parade. We would like to give a special thanks to all that donated for the party and prizes: Hank’s Place, Nathan Lehman, Tim Blue, Ohio Valley waste system, Ida Brubaker, Thornburg and Bean, First National Bank, Powhatan Point Lions Club, American Legion Saner Post 228 auxillary children and youth fund, McNears, Wheeling Hospital, John and Linda Kish, Powhatan Point Cable, Clair-mar Golf course, Powhatan Point VFW, Belmont Savings, Captina Sportsmen’s Club, Middle Creek Garage, Village Council, DBA 3 c’s Car wash, HLC Trucking, Ohio West Virginia Excavating, Bauknecht Altmeyer Funeral Home, Bellaire Corporation, Christmas in the Village, Lucile Jane Richard Hall, James Bougher, Miltz Kostecka, Abby’s Lounge, Tom’s Carryout, Carlini’s Pizza, Frosty Treat, GAB Enterprise.

A special thanks to the American Legion and V.F.W. ladies auxillary for helping with donations for the party. Also, Jackie Thomas and her family for all their help, Terry and Rose Snively, Pauletta Petho, and Judy Tomlinson for picking up all the pizza. Special thanks to Brian and Dennis Hendershot for use of their equipment for the parade and daily activity. Lastly we would like to thank our Mayor Jeff Haught for all his help and support.

Parade winners: Ohio West Virginia Excavating, Bill’s Towing, First National Bank, Powhatan V.F.W., Barnesville Pumpkin Queen, St. John’s Church, Shadyside Band, Fankhusser Farms, Clarington VFD, Wolfhurst VFD, Mozart VFD, Spirit of 76 VFD. If we missed anyone we apologize. We want to thank all for another successful parade and see you next year!

Thomas Nelms

Fire Chief, Powhatan Point

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