89th annual Candle and Carols service held at First Presbyterian Church

Staff Writer

One of the longest-running Christmas traditions in Ridgway and Elk County took place on Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church on Center Street in Ridgway.  
Now in its 89th year, this annual tradition marks the true beginning of the season for many families in Ridgway. The Candle and Carol service is an annual gift to the community of Ridgway from the First Presbyterian Church. It is the most enduring Christmas tradition at First Presbyterian, ending with the congregation singing “Silent Night” by the light of handheld candles.