The volunteer judging team from the Richlands Ruritan Club found plenty of Christmas spirit in the Richlands. On a driving tour Monday evening covering the area from Sweet Grass and Houfnaggle Road and ending at Unus Road outdoor Christmas decorations and lighting were admired, critiqued and appreciated.
Rivaling the display on Dwyer Lane is one at the end of West Bailey Road. From the nativity to the snow bears and Christmas trees, from the snowmen to the Santa Claus’ this is obviously a show of love and joy. The display is a yearly gift from the children of Elizabeth Massey Nuckouls to their mother. It will certainly thrill the child in you.
From that cheery display the team returned to Blue Sulphur Pike turning left to admire all the well-placed lights and glow at the first home on the right. A trip through Maple Grove revealed an admirable sleigh and reindeer and other bright Christmas decor. Newcomers to the area have trimmed their house with blue lights that can be seen when driving Hem’s Mill Road south to north. On the same road two stars shine for all to admire.
Continue through the covered bridge and turn left on Route 60 West. Near the turn onto Unus Road there is a neatly light-trimmed house set among the trees on the right. On the way back to town drive through Sweet Grass to admire the angel on the peak of a home. And there’s a pretty red tree on Houfnaggle Road. All over the Richlands Christmas glows.
The Richlands Ruritan Club meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Calvary Methodist Church for a membership-provided dinner and a speaker. For information call Barbara Tuckwiller 304-667-8845.