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Old Tyme Christmas Festival continues amid pandemic

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. — Bolivar and Harpers Ferry residents hope an annual Christmas tradition will still be a good “tyme” despite the coronavirus pandemic.

The annual Old Tyme Christmas Festival will begin Saturday in both towns. Organizers acknowledge the event will be different because of the coronavirus, but they said visitors should have a safe and spirited time.

Cindi Dunn, the owner of the Vintage Lady shop in downtown Harpers Ferry, said there will still be many familiar sights.

“We’ll still have entertainment on the streets. We’ll have Santa Claus at the gazebo,” she said. “There will still be a lot of wonderful things to enjoy.”

This year marks the 50th annual event. Activities will take place Saturday and Sunday as well as Dec. 12 and Dec. 13.

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