Fall is definitely upon us, and winter is approaching way too fast. When I woke up this morning, the temperature was in the upper 20’s… brrrr! Despite any weather, St. Albans continues to move forward. We had another ribbon cutting on November 12 for The Repeat Boutique at 104 Oak St. Owner Megan McGraw is excited to open her business in St. Albans, and she has some very nice clothing and other items for sale. Make sure that you stop by and check the store out. Best of luck to Megan, and thank you for choosing St. Albans to open your business!
Leaf pick-up is in full swing but has been slowed down by mechanical problems with the leaf vac truck. Be patient; public works will get to your leaves if they are raked up into a pile at the curb. The Parks and Rec crew has been very busy getting ready for the Festival of Lights. We are expecting another great display this year for one of—if not the best– Christmas Light Show in WV!
Two exciting items are coming along and are going to make St. Albans an even better community. The boat dock at Roadside Park is ahead of schedule and should be completed sometime in December. This dock is going to be extremely nice and will be a boost to our economy. Secondly, the new Police Station is just about ready to open up. Some finishing touches are being done—and when complete— we will have a ribbon cutting and open house so residents and all those interested will be able to tour the new facility. This will give us one of the nicest and most state-of-the-art police stations in WV!
The holiday season is fast approaching, and there will be many activities for people of all ages. A full list of events can be found on the City of St. Albans Website and also the City of St. Albans Facebook Page. On December 3, the Christmas Parade, Tree Lighting on Olde Main, pictures with Santa, The Lighted Boat Parade, the luminaries at Cunningham Memorial Park, and an all-faith church service will take place. Mark your calendars for Dec. 3 and for the dates of the other activities and events!
As Thanksgiving and Christmas arrive, let us all be safe and thankful for what we have in life, family and friends. Let us also remember the reason for the season, a celebration of the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! God Bless each and every one of you, and God Bless the great city of St. Albans!