Pineville’s second annual Hometown Christmas gave the community a festive feel on Saturday evening.

A parade led off the celebration. The two county high school bands, Wyoming East and Westside, merged to march and play “Joy to the World.”

After the parade, assorted activities were held downtown.

There was a live Nativity scene and Rev. Dan Lowther of the Pineville United Methodist Church read the Christmas story.

Hot chocolate and warm apple cidere were served, and the Jack Martin Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation served cookies.

There were stations where children could make bird feeders and decorate their own cookies.

Santa Claus talked to children in Pineville Furniture, and carriage rides were offered through town.

Photo: This colorful Christmas float was part of the parade at Pineville’s Hometown Christmas celebration Saturday evening.
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