The City of South Charleston’s Santafest will begin at noon on Saturday with a Christmas parade down D Street from 1st Avenue to the Mound. Participants include local bands, dance groups, performers, community service organizations, local businesses, and Santa and Mrs. Claus. After the parad…

If you’re maybe done with the Halloween season, send it off for good at Gritt’s Farm in Buffalo for the annual pumpkin smash. Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m., admission gets you into the farm to lay waste to the remaining pumpkins. The day includes pumpkin pie, donut eating contests and pumpk…

The Mountain State Forest Festival returns to Elkins this weekend to usher in the autumn season. The festival, which opens Saturday morning and continues until next weekend, includes “The Strongest Man in the Forest” competition, a chili cook-off, live entertainment, crafts and more. The fes…

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Funerals for Thursday, July 2, 2020

Adkins, Anne - 6 p.m., Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood.

Morton, Freda - 11 a.m., Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview.

Nunn, Terry - 7 p.m., Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston.

Olive, Rex - 2 p.m., Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview.

Reynolds, George - 2 p.m., Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs.

Rhodes, Ella - 4 p.m., Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley.

Rose, Carol - 10 a.m., Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

Waldron, Helen - 1 p.m., Forks of Coal Cemetery, Alum Creek.

Wibberg, David - 11 a.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church, Charleston.