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Santa Claus visits Martinsburg

Posted on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 2:19 pm

Lane Carter came with a detailed list for Santa Claus.

Lane Carter came with a detailed list for Santa Claus.

A Christmas event with Santa Claus and a reflection time for past loved ones honored on a Memory Tree was held this past Sunday in Martinsburg.
The Martinsburg Fire Department and the City of Martinsburg invited Santa Claus to kick off the early evening at 5 p.m. at the Martinsburg Fire House.
Kids were able to get photos taken with Santa Claus and give him their wish list. A drawing was also held for $25 gift certificates. Both Coltin Cope and Isabella were winners.
At 6 p.m., the Martinsburg Area Community Betterment (MACB) sponsored a Memory Tree Lighting Ceremony at the nativity scene in downtown Martinsburg.
The long list of loved ones honored with a dove ornament includes: Bernard Ahrens (Donors- Carl and Bonnie Ahrens); Esther Ahrens (Donors- Carl and Bonnie Ahrens); Father Norman Ahrens (No donor name provided); Dorothy Angel (Donors- Lisa, Vance and Natalie); Jim Angel (Donors- Lisa, Lance, and Natalie); Albert Aulbur (Donors- Bill and Jean Aulbur); Christian Aulbur (Donors- Bill and Jean Aulbur); Elizabeth Aulbur (Donors- Bill and Jean Aulbur); Florence Aulbur (Donors- Bill and Jean Aulbur); Herman Aulbur (Donors- Bill and Jean Aulbur); Katie Aulbur (Donors- Bill and Jean Aulbur); Theresa Aulbur (Donors- Bill and Jean Aulbur); Dolores Austerschmidt (Donors-Bill and Sue Fennewald); Joseph Austerschmidt (Donors- Bill and Sue Fennewald); Keith Bachman (Donors- Steve, Joyce, and Molly Claire, Tom Wiebert Family, Bob and Darlene Bachmann); Carmen Barr (Donors- Paul and Judy Hoer); Bill Becker (Donors- Anthony and Betz Becker); Jim Bentley (Donors- Kevin and Darla Deimeke); Margaret Bentley (Donors- Kevin and Darla Deimeke); Margaret Bentley (Donors-No name given); Cyril Bertels (Donors- Bill and Jean Aulbur); Joe Bertels (Donors- Bill and Jean Aulbur); Sister Loretta Ann Bertels (Donors- Bill and Jean Aulbur); Margaret Elam Bishop (Donors- Tom Wieberg Family); Albertine Borgmeyer (Donors- Bill and Jean Aulbur); Delphine Borgmeyer (Donors- Bill and Jean Aulbur); Hildegarde Borgmeyer (Donors- Bill and Jean Aulbur, Bob and Kathy Borgmeyer); Ted Borgmeyer (Donors- Bob and Kathy Borgmeyer); Helen Bramble (Donors- Emory and Bonnie Cox); Randy Brooks (Donors- Howard and Jane Brooks, Lisa Brandt); Cheryl Clark (Donors- Lisa, Lance, and Natalie); Henry Cope (Donors- Edward and Barbara Cope); Pauline Cope (Donors- Edward and Barbara Cope); Dylan Michael Crum (Donors- Ed and Barb Cope Family); Anthony J. Deimeke Family (Donors- Cletus and Freda Deimeke); Victor “Jim” Dubbert (Donors- Robert and Kerry Dubbert); Joe Pete Dubbert (Donor Ann Dubbert); Agnes Fennewald (Doors- Paul and Jeri Fennewald); Arnold Fennewald (Donors- Paul and Jeri Fennewald); Dutch Fennewald (Donors- Susie, Molly, and Leah Deimeke); Fonsey Fennewald (Donors- Kathleen Fennewald, Bob and Nancy Mette); Kenny Fennewald (Donors- Unnamed  donor, Class of 1980); Kevin Fennewald (Donors- Craig and Patty Fennewald, Tom and Shirley Fennewald); Mary B. Fennewald (Donors- Susie, Molly and Leah Deimeke); Norbert Fennewald (Donors-Bill and Sue Fennewald, Brad and Becky Hoyt and Family); Olivet Fennewald (Donors-Bill and Sue Fennewald, Brad and Becky Hoyt and Family); Zach Fennewald (Donors- Greg and Donna Fennewald, Dad, Mom, Allen, Luke, and Sophia, Ed and Lisa Wieberg); Fran Fort (Donor- Howard Fort); Geraldine Fort (Donor- Howard Fort); Morris Fort (Donor- Howard Fort); Barb Gastler (Donor- No name given); Norman Gastler (Donors-Dee Gastler, Steve, Joyce and Molly Claire, Craig and Patty Fennewald); Thelma Gastler (Donors- Craig and Patty Fennewald); Don Hale (Donor- Ruby Hale); Price Hale (Donor-Ruby Hale); Ruth Hale (Donor-Ruby Hale); Aunt Helen Halter (Donors- The Rohan Family); Eunice Harris (Donors- Charles and Jill Lynn); Glen Hatfield (Donors-Brad and Becky Hoyt and Family); Ruby Hatfield (Donors-Brad and Becky Hoyt and Family); Leo Hoer (Donors- Paul and Judy Hoer); Leona Hoer (Donors- Paul and Judy Hoer); John Householder (Donors- Lisa, Lance and Natalie, Ed and Lisa Wiebert, and an unnamed donor); Clara Hoyt (Donors- Brad and Becky Hoyt and Family); Elwood Hoyt (Donors- Brad and Becky Hoyt and Family); Jennie Jacobi (Donors- Ed and Lisa Wiebert); Elmer Johnson (Donor- Lois Hays); Josephine Johnson (Donor- Lois Hays); Herbert Knipfel (Donor-Debbie Cope); Jim Knipfel (Donor- Debbie Cope); Mike Knipfel (Donnor- Debbie Cope); Paul Knipfel (Donor- Debbie Cope); John Koen (Donor- Bill McClain); Dennis Kolling (Donors-Vera Kolling, John and Margie Clark and Family); Robert Kozuki (Donor- Class of ‘63); Paul Leistritz (Donor- Joy Leistritz); Chad Lewis (Donor- The Rohan Family); Olin Lewis (Donor- Marian Lewis, Lisa, Lance, and Natalie); Chris Lincoln (Donor-No Donor Named); Christopher Lincoln (Donor-The Lincoln Family); Lottie Martin (Donor- MACB); Mary Jane Martin (Donor- MACB); William Martin (Donor- MACB); Founder of Martinsburg (Donor- No donor named); Glen Allen Mays (Donor- Steve, Joyce and Molly Claire); Peggy Mcclain (Donor- Bill McClain); Frank R. McMurtry (Donor- Bill and Sue Fennewald, and  Brad and Becky Hoyt and Family); Ruby Ray McMurtry (Donors- Bill and Sue Fennewald, Brad and Becky Hoyt and Family); Joseph F. Mendonsa, Jr. (Donors- Rodney and Betty Mendonsa); Loretta Mendonsa (Donors- Rodney and Betty Mendonsa); Ray Mette (Donors- Bob and Nancy Mette); Rose Mette (Donors- Bob and Nancy Mette); Tom Miller (Donors- Stan and Leah Wendel; Beverly Miller); Kent Myers (Donors- Jane Myers, Jill Myers, Tim, Jenny, and Jane Rechtin, Jason, Erin and Addison Myers); Mamie Nichols (Donors- Amber Nichols, Erin Nichols); Marsha Nichols (Donors- Marilyn Nichols; Lee and Nancy Nichols); Orville (Donors- Marilyn Nichols; Lee and Nancy Nichols); Papa Nichols (Donors- Amber Nichols and Erin Nichols); Ambrose Oligschlaeger (Donors- Ruth Oligschlaeger and Jeanie Farnen, Jane, Steve and Brittany Jaecques, Nancy and Hunter Houghton); Jimmy Pearl (Donor- Class of ‘63); Barbara Peery (Donors- Cletus and Freda Deimeke); Claude Pipkin (Donors- Richard and Sandra Primus); Mildred Pipkin (donor- Richard and Sandra Primus); Eddie Primus (Donor- Margaret Primus); Paul Primus (Donor- Margaret Primus); Charlie Purvis (Donor- Tammy Purvis); Hilda Reinwald (Donor- Joy Leistritz); Irven Reinwald (Donor Joy Leistritz); Cody Rohan (Donor- The Rohan Family); Nettie Samson (Donor- Aggie and Larry Deimeke); Paul Samson (Donor- Aggie and Larry Deimeke); Betty Schafer (Donors- Charles and Catherine Schafer, Richard and Jan Schafer); Paul Schafer (Donors- Charles and Catherine Schafer, Richard and Jan Schafer); Bill Schwartze (Donors- Don and Diana Schwartze); Josephine Schwartze (Donors- Don and Diana Schwartze); Richard Schwartze (Donors- Bill and Sue Fennewald); John Seay (Donors- Ed and Lisa Wieberg); John Stallcut (Donors- Paul and Jeri Fennewald, Ron and Dixie Stallcup); Sim Stallcup (Donors- Paul and Jeri Fennewald, Ron and Dixie Stallcup); Bobby Stoddard (Donors- Pat Stoddard, Barry and Krista Stoddard); Charles H. Stone (Donor- Priscilla Stone); Katherine Stone (Donor- Priscilla Stone); Adele Stuckenschneider (Donors- Richard and Jan Schafer); Chris Stuckenschneider (Donors- Mom and Dad, Rooster and Carolyn, and an unnamed donor); Ricky Stuckenschneider (Donors- Mom and Dad, Rooster and Carolyn); Charles Tarrants (Donors- Kevin and Darla Deimeke); Tony Tedrick (Donor- LeAnna Tedrick); Linton C. Vomund (Donors- Joe and Paula Vomund Family); Pauline Vomund (Donors- Joe and Paula Vomund Family); Harold Weidinger (Donor- No name given); Welschmeyer Family Members (Donors- Dave and Sharon Welschmeyer); Willa Wieberg (Donors- Ed and Lisa Wieberg); Henrietta Wieschhaus (Donors- Edward and Barbara Cope); and the final person was Herman Wieschhaus (Donors- Edward and Barbara Cope).