POMEROY — Taking a look at faith, past and present, is the theme of Pomeroy’s “Christmas Along the River” church tour planned for Sunday, Dec. 16.
“This is a guided walking tour going from church to church where a 20-minute program filled with history and holiday entertainment will take place,” said Sandee Mills, coordinator. Five downtown Pomeroy churches will be visited on the tour to begin at 2:30 p.m.
“There is nothing so memorable as walking in the snow, singing carols and laughing with family and friends during the Christmas holidays,” said Mills, “and we want to add to those memories as we walk along the beautiful Ohio River on the historic streets of Pomeroy.”
Tickets are currently on sale by the sponsoring churches at $5 for adults and $1 for children 12 and under. All of the proceeds will go to the Meigs Cooperative Parish for the food pantry which traditionally gives sacks of food for Christmas dinners to disadvantaged families.
The participating churches are Grace Episcopal Church, New Beginnings United Methodist Church, Pomeroy Baptist Church, Pomeroy Church of Christ, and St. Paul Lutheran Church. Each church will have a tour guide.
Participants will begin their walking tour at the church from which they purchased their tickets. Those who have special needs are asked to advise the person selling them a ticket so that accommodations can be made. Tickets will be available right up to the time of the tour.
Those on the walking tour will be able to enjoy the downtown decorations, a project of the Pomeroy Merchants Association, as they move from church to church. The poles of the period lights have been wrapped with garlands of greenery and topped with lighted wreaths, Victorian figures grace many of the parking meters, and the two mini-parks on Court Street are attractively decorated for the season.
Again this year the gazebos on the Pomeroy parking lot were decorated in a holiday theme by the New Beginnings United Methodist Church and Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and the stage by Trinity Congregational Church.
As holiday music fills the air, the Dec. 16 church tour promises an afternoon of Christmas blessings for those who come.