Christmas Crisis in Sanctuary, WV


By Reba Rae Higginbotham, Reporter-at-Large

The annual Tree Lighting, Carol Sing, and Hot Chocolate Slurp, scheduled for this Sunday, is in danger of being cancelled.  Putting the lights on the forty-three foot spruce tree in front of Town Hall needs a bucket truck.  Every single cherry picker within a five hundred mile radius of Sanctuary, WV, is up north, helping the folks hit by Hurricane Sandy put things back together again.  Not that we begrudge sending help to those in need, but the kids are sure going to miss seeing Santa Claus ride in on Sharon Sydenstricker’s horse drawn wagon.

Mayor Rodney Loudermilk has called an emergency get-together of the Town Council and promises to do everything in his power to avert the Christmas Crisis before Sunday.

Keep reading your daily Sanctuary Sentinel for updates.


About Nancy Herkness

Romance novelist. West Virginia native and New Jersey resident.
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