Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to the Shepherdstown Community.  I want to thank everyone who provided the effort to make our Christmas Celebration and parade a great success.

Eric Sevareid quoted “Christmas is a necessity.  There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we are here for something else besides ourselves.” When thinking of our Town I know that we try to make every day feel like Christmas, we are a giving and forgiving community.

I will recommend these Christmas gift suggestions put forth by Oren Arnold, a journalist.  “Give to your enemy, forgiveness.  To an opponent, tolerance.  To a friend, your heart.  To a customer, service.  To all men and women, charity.  To every child, a good example.   To yourself, respect.”  These are wonderful and powerful gifts that will provide sustenance to our beloved Shepherdstown.

From your Mayor, I desire to give our town hope.  I hope to see Shepherdstown continue to maintain its sense of community, preserve and love our history, love our neighbors, and stand together to protect the virtues we consider dear.

Thanks to all of you for your support.  I am proud to be your Mayor and wish you all a happy holiday.  And when you encounter one of our Town Council Members, volunteers, and our dedicated employees, wish them a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


-Mayor Jim Auxer