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Historic church walk is today

The Lawrence County Museum’s annual Historic Church Walk is set for tonight.

The event gives attendees the chance to connect with denominations of faith across Ironton and to take in the atmosphere of downtown’s many churches, whose history date back to the 1800s.

“It’s just a great way to get in the spirit for the Christmas season,” Kay Rader, a trustee at the museum, said.

She said the walk has been taking place for more than two decades.

The walk will begin at 5 p.m. at First Baptist Church, located at 304 S. Fifth St. and will then proceed on foot to Christ Episcopal, First Methodist, First Presbyterian, St. Paul, St. Lawrence, Gateway Baptist and Quinn Chapel.

Churches on the walk will each give a 10-minute presentation, providing information on the buildings, which are decorated for the holiday, as well as spiritual messages and musical performances.

Following the final church on the route, the walk will then proceed to the Lawrence County Museum, where hot cider and cookies will be served.

The event is free and open to the public and takes about two and a half to three hours.

The museum’s final event for the year will be 2 p.m. on Dec. 15, when they will host a singalong with Sharon Bradshaw at the piano.