MARTINS FERRY - The city of Martins Ferry held its inaugural "Christmas in the Park" at the end of November. The force behind this event was Martins Ferry Police Sgt. Beth Scales.
"It was fantastic, the kids loved the ice skating rank," said Scales.
She has already started to think about next year and what she plans to do, such as having live bands perform. One thing she would like to see is more vendors and more people come out.
The fountain in Martins Ferry’s city park was decorated as part of the “Christmas in the Park” event held at the end of November.
The park, which was decorated by Scales and several volunteers, will stay decorated until the first of the year. The decorated trees were donated to needy families for the holidays.
"Overall, it went great, and I was really pleased with the turnout," said Scales. "I don't think there is anything I would change. Next year, we are going to try for more live music. I think I am going to have a live band perform and do a big Christmas show. I want it to grow and make it better than this year."
Scales said she will try to get the ice skating rink back since it was very popular for the kids. "They had a blast, and that what it was all about - it was for the kids."
"Thank you to all the vendors and people that came out to support us. I hope to make it even better next year," said Scales.