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Governor, First Lady Prepare for Capitol Holiday Celebration


West Virginia’s annual Joyful Night celebration and tree lighting ceremony is set at the State Capitol Complex.

The event begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday on the North Plaza.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says the program will include a salute to West Virginia military members and first responders and a special thank you to the state’s teachers.

The governor and first lady are encouraging those attending to bring a new, unwrapped toy for the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign. Donation bins will be located in the Capitol Rotunda.