Area Briefs 2014 07 03

Cedarville Independence Day night community show on this Sat., July 5

The Cedarville Community Association is sponsoring the traditional Fourth of July Holiday “Sound & Light Show” Sat., July 3, with the sky show beginning at dusk.

Special appreciation, as always, is extended to Robert Stout and his family, the Volunteer Fire Dept., all singers and volunteers who make this event possible.

The Association, a non-profit organization, promotes fellowship and improves the environment within the community. It also supports the education of youth and supports other organizations within the county.

If you would like to join this organization or help in anyway, contact Linda Fisher Brannon at 304-462-7304.

Community organizers want you to come early to enjoy the food and fellowship.

The fireworks display will occur this Sat., July 5 after dark. Bring your family out for the spectacular show.

FRN mtg. rescheduled, July 16

The Gilmer County FRN Board of Directors’ meeting scheduled for July 9th at 4 p.m. is rescheduled for Wed., July 16t at 4 p.m. at the FRN office on Main Street. The public is encouraged to attend. Please contact us at (304)462-7545 with questions.

Movie Night in City Square

Frozen in the Park - Community movie night in City Square, downtown Glenville on July 19th, estimated start time is 8:30pm, weather permitting. We will be showing Frozen. Bring a blanket and enjoy the movie! We are asking for donations of non-perishable food items to be donated to CRI’s Food Pantry.

Something new at ‘Business After 5 PM’

Dawna Smith, owner of the Freedom Home Structures at Glenville’s stoplight, will be sponsoring the July Gilmer County Business After 5 P.M. Social Hour, starting at 5:30 p.m. on Thurs., July 24. It will take place on the Old Ford Garage lot, where her yard and camp structures set.

What’s new? Mrs. Smith is inviting all business owners, managers and employees on Main Street to come to this Business Social, and to tell the other business people about their businesses. “It’s free publicity,” she points out, plus an opportunity for everyone to get acquainted. Also, there’s the chance for local businesses to network, since there is no Chamber of Commerce in this town. For more information, call Dave Corcoran, Sr., Coordinator of the Business After 5 Social Hour initiative, at 304-462-7309.

Rec Center pool to open in week

According to the latest information that we editors have, the Gilmer County Recreation Center’s Swimming Pool, which has been closed for repairs for over one year, is currently being filled with water, so it may be opened as early as the end of next week, or Fri., July 11.

Darrel Ramsey, the Rec Center’s Managing Director, outlines that after the pool is filled with water, it will have to be inspected by Health Dept. agents. Moreover, life guards have been identified and are being hired, he adds.

Pool hours will be 11:30 a.m.-to-6 p.m. daily, and this summer the admission fee will be waived, due to the Rec Center’s appreciation of the community’s patience in awaiting its repair and re-opening.

Pool Parties can still be scheduled from 6 p.m.-to-8 p.m., he adds, although a fee could apply to these social functions.

“We’re aware that local people and especially youngsters want to use the pool, so we’re trying our best to get it fully operational,” Mr. Ramsey states.

Back to School Bash to be held

Gilmer County FRN is hosting a “Back to School Bash” on August 1, 2014 at the City Square in downtown Glenville around 5:30 p.m. Entertainment and activities will be provided free of cost; 4-H will be selling concessions. If your school aged child needs a backpack and school supplies, you will need to RSVP no later than July 25th. Contact us at 304-462-7545 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let us know gender and grade your child will be attending this fall. Without the RSVP, back packs and school supplies will not be guaranteed.

Nat’l Night Out & History Joint mtg.

Two events of local interest coming up in August are the annual National Night Out in downtown Glenville, which is being sponsored by City Government, and the Joint Meeting of the Gilmer and Calhoun County Historical Societies.

On Tues., Aug. 5, the city of Glenville will join many other communities in the United States in sponsoring the “National Night Out,” which is a fun-filled family evening with games, contests and dancing for the area’s young people, as well as events in which the adults can participate. Generally, community clubs, organizations and businesses set up give-a-way booths with games or contests. For more information, or to sign up your organization for a booth, contact Mayor Dennis Fitzpatrick or City Hall at 304-462-8040.

In another annual event, Gilmer County Historical Society members are invited to the Calhoun County Historical Society’s History Center in the Old Stump Hotel for a meal and desserts, as well as a program. The meal will start at 5 p.m. on Thurs., Aug. 14, and the Calhoun members will supply the food, with the Gilmer members, the desserts. “This has been a popular joint event for several years and a lot of fun,” states Gilmer’s Historical Society President Dave Corcoran, Sr. For further information on what dessert to bring, contact Society Librarian Dot Frey at 304-462-4295.