Starksboro candlelight service to be held Dec. 22

STARKSBORO — The annual Starksboro Village Meeting House Christmas Candlelight service this year will be held on Sunday, Dec. 22, at 7:30 p.m. The program of lessons and carols will be led by the Rev. John Burbank. All are welcome.

If you enjoy singing holiday carols, this one is for you. Lois Burbank will play the piano, and Joanne Russell will provide a special holiday solo.

This nondenominational service has been held for nearly 60 years and many families treasure it as a holiday tradition. This year the sanctuary walls will be repaired and looking their best in many decades.

Afterward the service everyone is invited to stay and enjoy holiday cookies, other treats, and hot cider.

The sanctuary is lit by the mirrored oil lamp chandelier, dating from 1884, and many candles.

The Meeting House is located in the center of Starksboro Village on Route 116, just north of the town offices. Parking is available to the rear in the town center parking area or at the First Baptist Church, where the memory tree program begins at 7 p.m.

The Meeting House was built in 1838-1840 and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

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