VINTON—The communities of Vinton, Mount Pleasant, and Bonsack celebrated the holiday season in many ways this week, from performing in Christmas programs, to decorating, to playing Santa to the less fortunate.
Riley Ryan sits on the lap of her mother, Cathy Ryan, during the candlelight service for the Hanging of the Greens at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, located on Pitzer Road in Roanoke County.
Monte Martin, Minister of Music at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, leads the choir and congregation in the Christmas musical, "A Christmas Offering".
Hannah Jones, Daniel Colston, and Davis Klepper portray Mary, Joseph, and toddler Jesus in the Villa Heights Baptist Church production of "A Baby Changes Everything." Villa Heights Baptist Church is located on Challenger Avenue in the Bonsack area of Roanoke County.
The Children's Choir at Villa Heights Baptist Church performs in the Christmas musical "A Baby Changes Everything."
Amy Carter helps Addison Clarke dress for her performance in the Villa Heights Baptist Church Christmas musical.
Volunteers with Vinton's Needy Family Program packed boxes with groceries for delivery to the homes of local children for their Christmas dinner.
Volunteers with Vinton's Needy Family Program load their vehicles with toys for local children for Christmas.
Santa and elf Angie Chewning Lewis, Executive Director of the Vinton Chamber of Commerce, prepare to deliver gifts and food to 40 local children through the Vinton Needy Family Program.
Mandy Overfelt (left), daughter of Vinton Mayor Brad Grose, and Vinton's First Lady, Debby Grose, celebrate the holiday season in Vinton.
A Vinton home is decked out for the holidays.
By Debbie Adams