Central Ohio Technical College banner ad

Roscoe has second candlelighting of the season

| December 16, 2013

The second of Roscoe’s candlelighting ceremonies was held last Saturday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. with snow falling softly to the ground. Certified Gold, River View’s concert choir, began the event with Christmas carols. Chad Miller, Roscoe Village Business Association member, was the emcee for the evening and gave the history of the Christmas trees that have been donated each year to the Candlelighting ceremonies after Mrs. Montgomery personally selected a tree off of her property each year. Since the 1980s, trees have been donated to Roscoe. Pastor Matthew White of the Christian Apostolic Church gave the invocation and the benediction, and Ken Smailes was the storyteller for the evening. Smailes told the story of a tiny tree who was so small, he couldn’t see what was happening in the world around him, and all the larger trees had to bend down to tell him any news. The night that Jesus was born, the tall trees bent down to tell the little tree, but as a band of angels appeared, they chose the little tree to come with them to see Jesus and decorated the tree with the silver and gold they had brought for the new baby. Boy Scout Troops 419 and 403 were on hand with cookies and a lamp lit tour of the village was conducted at 7 p.m.

Tags: ,

Category: People & Places, Photo Galleries

About the Author ()

I have been employed at the Coshocton County Beacon since September 2009 as a news reporter and assistant graphic artist. I am a 2004 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. I am married to John Scott and live in Newcomerstown. We have two beautiful daughters, Amelia Grace Scott and Leanna Rose Scott.

Comments are closed.