Hank Williams Sr.’ concert, featuring GSC musician Jason Barr, Historical Society Thurs.!

Cold, Cold Heart,” “Your Cheatin’ Heart,” and other popular songs of Hank Williams, Sr., will fill the Annex’s air as the premier program at the joint Gilmer-Calhoun County Historical Societies’s annual social at 7 p.m. this Thurs., Aug. 17, with a free supper starting at 6 p.m. The general public is invited. The special “Hank Williams Sr.,” program will be preformed music by Glenville State College’s versatile Music Professor Jason Barr, a jazz advocate by choice, but stepping out of that role for this special evening. The joint social will begin with a covered dish dinner, starting at 6 p.m. in the Historic Holt House Museum’s Annex (no noon meeting that day). The covered dish dinner, with pulled pork as the main entree´ compliments of Soc. Secretary Karen Pennebaker, will be cooked by her and assorted fresh sides by other Gilmer Society’s members, while the Calhoun Society will bring the desserts. The general public, as well as members of neighboring Historical Societies, are encouraged to attend in order to enjoy the music, nostalgia and heart-throbbing memories.

Calling all area veterans & families!

The annual Gilmer County Veterans Parade is already being planned.

Mr. Rick Lawson, of our Gilmer County Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Chapter, has come to us editors in order to plan this yeat’s patriotic event.

The Parade will start in Glenville’s downtown park at 11 p.m. on Sat., Nov. 4. Mr. Lawson is hopeful that many more veterans and veterans units in the region will participate. For more details, call Editor Dave at 304-462-7309.

Read more: Area Briefs 8-17-17

Peter Kosky at Jobs Temple Homecoming Sun.

The 2017 Jobs Temple Homecoming is this Sun., Aug. 13, starting with the traditional Sunday Service at 10:30 a.m. Peter Kosky, a West Virginia State Folk Festival regular performer, will entertain the crowd at the annual event with his musical selections and storytelling, relates Mr. Bob Maxwell, the historic site’s Preservation Society President. A special tribute to the late Betti Bland Volkers and her husband, Ken, who passed away within four months of one another, will also be a part of the activities. Also, returning once again will be Pastor Gene Johnson to deliver the Sunday message and Mr. Chip Nicholas who will sing some of the traditional songs of the historic log church. After a short business meeting, the GSC Aramark luncheon will begin at 1 p.m. under the picnic shelter — a modest charge applies. President Maxwell invites all Gilmer Countians who want to learn more about the church and the state’s folk tradition to feel welcome to attend. The church is located 10 miles west of Glenville on SR 5.

Jason Barr’s ‘Hank Williams Sr.’ concert will highlight Gilmer Co. Historical Society event!

The joint Gilmer-Calhoun County Historical Societies will have a special program this year in the person of “Hank Williams Sr.,” whose music will be re-enacted by Glenville State College’s Music Professor Jason Barr. The joint meeting will begin with a covered dish dinner, starting at 6 p.m. on next Thurs., Aug. 17 at the Historic Holt House Museum’s Annex (no noon meeting that day). The covered dish dinner will be cooked by the Gilmer Society, while the Calhoun Society will bring the desserts. The general public, as well as members of neighboring Historical Societies, are invited to attend.

Read more: Area Briefs 8-11-17

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