The annual Fayette Christmas Parade will be held this year on Monday, Dec. 5, with lots of lights, sounds and Christmas cheer to delight children and adults of all ages. Co-Chairperson Marla Kizzire said that anyone wishing to place an entry in the parade can see her or Co-Chairperson Belinda Watts prior to the parade, or they can just show up between 5-6 p.m. on the day of the parade at the old vacant shopping center lot.
The Fayette County Commission held a meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 15 to discuss various items of business. Prior to the beginning of the meeting, newly elected Commissioner David Hubbert took the oath of office, and Commissioner Brad Cox was also administered the oath of office to begin a new term. All commissioners were present for the meeting.
After its humble beginnings in 2020, “An Old Fashion Christmas” returns to downtown Fayette for its third season on Thursday, Dec. 1. Myra Nichols said that she thought of the idea of “An Old Fashion Christmas” to replace some of the void that was left in Fayette during the Christmas season after “The Gospel According to Scrooge” ceased to be performed.
Fayette County High School hosted a “Community Partners Thanksgiving Luncheon” on Tuesday, Nov. 15 to thank business leaders, parents and the public for their support of activities at the school during the past year. Principal Jennifer Sanford thanked everyone for attending, telling them that without community support, many of the projects that the school is undertaking could not be accomplished.
The Fayette City Council presented the Fayette Medical Center its annual check from the proceeds of the one-half cent sales tax that is earmarked for the facility during its Nov. 7 meeting. The meeting was held one day earlier than usual so that the meeting would not conflict with the general election. Councilwoman Aliska Hughes- Monroe was absent from the meeting.
The Loft, a community Christ-centered outreach ministry located in Fayette, will continue a tradition that it started three years ago by serving fresh-cooked meals on Thanksgiving Day.
Dana Beavers, owner of The Loft, said that she just wants to serve people who might not otherwise have a home-cooked Thanksgiving meal.
In the only locally contested race within Fayette County for the Nov. 4 General Election, Republican David Hubbert defeated Democrat Willie Ivey for the Fayette County Commission District 3 seat. Hubbert received 799 votes (87.61 percent) to 107 votes (11.73 percent for Ivey). Hubbert will take the oath of office prior to the next meeting of the Fayette County Commission.