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Concerts offer Christmas cheer

Events at the Ironton City Center will be helping to lift people’s spirits this holiday season.

Ironton aLive is hosting Christmas concerts starting at 6:30 p.m. the next two Saturdays.

A sizeable turnout was on hand this weekend, for a performance by the Campbell Chapel choir, who gathered on the stairs in the lobby to sing.

People in Christmas costumes, such as Mrs. Claus, were on hand to give out candy canes and Kizmet Sweets provided cookies and hot chocolate to attendees.

Following the performance, the winners were announced for Ironton aLive’s shopping passport drawing as part of Small Business Saturday.

Ginger Gillenwater, the chair of the group, said the events are geared to get people out into the community for the holidays.

“It’s a chance for people to come and enjoy themselves,” she said. “It brings folks downtown and highlights the choirs.”

Two more concerts are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the city center, located at 301 S. Third Street in Ironton.

Sharon Baptist Church’s choir will sing on Dec. 10 and Mt. Olive Baptist Church will sing on Dec. 17.