Miracle on Main Street and tree lighting next weekend

by Geoff Fox

Hancock in Motion and Main Street Hancock are partnering up to bring a new version of Christmas to


Hancock next Saturday, November 30.

The two organizations will be holding two back to back events, starting with a mile-long extravaganza along Main Street at 4 p.m. and ending with the lighting of the town’s Christmas Tree in Joseph Hancock Park at 6:30 p.m.

Main Street Hancock will be holding the mile-long extravaganza with cookies, cocoa, and community sharing with vendors offering cool gifts for your holiday shopping and participating businesses offering the cocoa, cookies, other kinds of treats, and food vendors on Main Street.

The Miracle on Main Street is from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m.

Organizers suggest bundling up for the event.

Once everyone has made their way down Main Street, they can meet up at Joseph Hancock Park for

Hancock’s Christmas Tree Lighting and First Cowboy Event at 6:30 p.m.

See and talk with Santa as you listen to cowboy songs by the campfire as West Virginia’s Singing Cowboy Paul Williams entertains you with songs from the Old West.

There will be treats for everyone at the tree lighting as people can take their picture by the covered wagon, sing along with the music, and have ‘smores by the fire.

The concept of the cocoa/cookie crawl is that each participating business has maps to hand out to patrons, and businesses offer cocoa or cookies or both.

The business will then stamp the map and the patron then goes to the next location.

Once the patron completes the map of all participating businesses, they will then drop their completed map in the box located by the tree lighting.

The first of many

“Main Street Hancock now has the trademark Miracle on Main Street that we hope to use in the future and make this a growing event every year, developing it into a Christmas market,” Thomas Taylor said.

Committee members canvased all of Main Street to get the involvement of businesses. There was also help getting the vendors to buy in to the Miracle on Main Street.

Taylor also said the hope is to make the Miracle on Main Street a larger event each year and the outlook is promising.