With it now being December organizations around the community have been bringing in the holiday spirit by hosting Holiday events throughout the weekend.
The Black Bears organization hosted its fourth annual Holiday party Sunday afternoon at the Monongalia County Ball Park.
This was a four-hour event that included a VIP party where kids could decorate ornaments, decorate and eat cupcakes and of course meet and get pictures with Santa Claus.
Assistant general manager of the Black Bears and organizer of this event, Jackie Riggleman, said the reason for this yearly holiday party is to spread the holiday cheer along with continuing to get the community involved with the Black Bears.
“We originally started it as a way to get the community back into the stadium during the winter months, this is very much a community hub so we love the fact that we are able to open our doors during the winter and be able to get people in here, they can have fun in the stadium in a whole new environment um and not just for baseball, but for other activities as well,” said Riggleman. “This year we decided to add a ticketed portion to the event, so right now we have Santa’s workshop going on upstairs in the suite level, kids can come in and decorate ornaments with the Wow Factory, they can decorate a cupcake with the Cupcakery, or they can go do a private meet and greet with Santa and Mrs. Clause.”
All proceeds raised from this event will go toward putting on the next community event with the Black Bears organization.
For more information on upcoming events hosted by the Black Bears visit the Black Bears’ Facebook page.