BUCKHANNON — It’s not even Halloween yet, but it’s never too early to start planning for the upcoming holiday season.

That’s why Buckhannon City Council member Pam Bucklew is inviting the public to the City of Buckhannon’s Christmas Committee’s weekly meetings. The committee meets at 6 p.m. every Monday in the Council chambers to discuss preparations for decorating the downtown streets, volunteer opportunities and to plan holiday events.

The meetings take place in city hall, 70 E. Main St.

“I’m just asking people to come out and volunteer to help out and come with ideas,” said Bucklew.

To make the holiday season magical for the residents of Buckhannon and visitors, Bucklew said the committee is searching for ideas and people who are willing to dedicate their time.

Bucklew, who has served on the committee for a number of years, said that in recent years, community involvement in holiday planning has dwindled, which is why she’s pushing for folks — and especially the younger generations — to come out to the weekly meetings.

“We talk about what needs to be done and see if we can get people involved because there are ideas out there, but if there’s no people to help you do it, then you can’t do it,” she said.

Bucklew added the committee is in need of folks who are willing to sort out holiday decorations to determine if wreaths, lights and such are too worn.

Though this idea is still in the early stages, Bucklew is curious to know if any city residents would be willing to open their homes up for a holiday house tour event.

“It’s usually on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon for two or three hours and people will open up their homes for people to tour and there’s a schedule,” she said, adding this event occurred a few years ago.

If at least five homes aren’t involved, Bucklew said there’s not much point in holding the event.

The councilwoman would need to know who would be interested in the house tours by the first week of November. You can contact Bucklew at 304-439-1086.