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HAMLIN — The town of Hamlin recently proclaimed Christian Heritage Week for November.

During the regular town council monthly meeting in October, Mayor David Adkins said he’d be joining Governor Jim Justice in making the annual proclamation. Adkins said it will be the same as the one signed every year.

According to the proclamation itself, the 30th annual Christian Heritage Week in West Virginia will be observed Thanksgiving week, Nov. 21 to 27.

The annual proclamation began with former Governor Gaston Caperton in 1992. The tradition was continued by Governors Cecil Underwood, Bob Wise, Joe Manchin and Earl Ray Tomblin.

According to the proclamation, 229 mayors from 139 cities towns and villages throughout the state have proclaimed the week since 2001.

Local churches are encouraged to participate with relevant Sunday school lessons, sermons, services, youth programs and prayer meetings according to the proclamation.

Specific events for the observation in Hamlin have not been announced yet, but the proclamation was approved and signed.

HD Media reporter Nancy Peyton primarily covers news in Lincoln County.

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