COVINGTON CHRISTMAS PARADE "STAR OF WONDER"
The parade starts at 6:00 p.m. and will form in the WestRock parking lot on Riverside St. at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5. It will proceed to Short and down Main St. before turning onto Maple Avenue. It will proceed to the depot where it will disband. Members of the Alleghany Highlands Chorale will gather on the depot lawn for the lighting of the Peace Tree and will sing several selections. Santa Claus will be at the depot after the parade to visit with children. Depot visitors will be able to view the exhibits and holiday decoratons and enjoy refreshments. An expanded model train layout will be located in the freight depot adjacent to the main depot. It will feature Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends as well as the Polar Express. The depot will be open at 2:00 p.m. on Dec. 5 and remain open throughout the day. The train display in the freight depot will be available for viewing on the weekends of Nov. 28-29, Dec. 5-6, and Dec. 12-13 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. A number of items will be on sale which would be excellent Christmas gifts including the Alleghany Historical Society's 2016 Calendar of Vintage photographs, the Arcadia books on Covngton & Clifton Forge, and the Society's book, Historical Sketches. There are also a number of original prints of the depot and Locomotive 701.