By Bruce Stambaugh
The initial Millersburg, Ohio, Candlelight Church Walk last year was so successful the event’s planners decided to make it an annual affair.
The 2011 church walk will be held on Friday, Dec. 9, from 6-8 p.m. in Millersburg, according to Kate Findley, who coordinates the event. Millersburg is located in the center of Holmes County at the intersections of US 62 and SR 83.
“We had so many compliments on it last year,” Findley said. “The participants made the decision for us to hold it again.”
Similar to last year, five Millersburg churches will be featured in the tour. They are Faith Lutheran, First Presbyterian, Millersburg Christian, Millersburg Mennonite, and St. Peter’s Catholic Church.
“People can either walk or drive to the churches,” Findley said. Maps will be available at each church, and participants may begin and end their self-guided tour at any church they choose.
Findley encouraged people of all ages to come to the walk.
“It’s an event for the entire family,” she said.
The five churches, which were chosen for their close proximity, will be open for visitors to tour. Representatives from each participating church will be on hand to explain the history of their church.
In addition, the churches will be decorated for the holidays and music will be provided during the visitations. Refreshments will be served at each church.
This year the walk will conclude with a special program provided by the Walsh University Chamber Singers at 8:15 p.m. at the Faith Lutheran Church.
The walk is free and open to the public. Last year, several persons from outside the Holmes County area attended along with many county residents.