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Governor Celebrates a 'Joyful Night'


Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin were joined by hundreds of West Virginians at the Capitol complex to celebrate their annual holiday gathering, ‘Joyful Night.’

The evening was full of musical performances, a reading of “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” and the lightning of not one, but two Christmas trees.

Performances included:

  • Governor’s School for the Arts students Raven McCormick (piano), Molly Blackwood (cello) and Olivia Boughton (viola)
  • The Appalachian Children’s Chorus
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Male Chorus
  • Cabell Midland High School Marching Band
  • Capitol High School Marching Band