Free Thanksgiving Dinner at Glenville Firehouse this Thursday
This Thanksgiving, you are all invited to the annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner to be held at the Glenville Fire House beginning at 5:00 p.m.. The dinner is completely free and everyone is welcome to attend. The meal is hosted by the Leading Creek Baptist Church and the congregation’s friends.
New Christmas for Glenville
Christmas in Glenville will be “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Area businesses are invited to participate in a Christmas storefront decorating contest. Winner of the contest will receive free downtown parking for the month of January 2016. The winner will be announced at the First Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony to be held at the City Square Park following the Christmas parade. Entry forms are available at City Hall and must be turned in by this Fri., Nov. 27.
GSC Tree Lighting Ceremony Next Mon.
The 10th annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Glenville State College is scheduled for next Mon., Nov. 30 at 4:30 p.m. at the Luanna T. Smith Amphitheater. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided and Santa will be there for photos. There will also be fun activities for the kids following the ceremony at the Mollohan Campus Community Center. For more information, contact the College.
Sand Fork Community Christmas Dinner
High Tunnel Educational Dinner next Thursday
The Gilmer County Farm Bureau and the Wes-Mon-Ty Soil Conservation District are sponsoring an educational dinner meeting next Thurs., Dec. 3 at the Gilmer County Recreation Center beginning at 6:00 p.m. The topic to be presented is High Tunnels and will be conducted by Joseph Hatton from USDA/NRCS office in Morgantown. It will cover various issues relative to site selection, construction, and available cost assistance. The presentation is open to everyone. There will be a small fee for the dinner. If you are interested in attending the presentation, please call one of the following Farm Bureau members: Jane Collins at 304-462-7747, Keith Cole at 304-462-4031 or Pat Nestor at 304-462-4318. The deadline to register for the dinner is this Sat., Nov. 28.
Senior Center’s 25 Days of Christmas Sweepstakes
The Gilmer County Senior Center is currently selling tickets for their annual 25 Days of Christmas sweepstakes offering over $9,000 worth of prizes. The drawing, which begins on next Tues., Dec. 1, has quite the array of prizes. More prizes will be added to the daily drawings. All the proceeds from the 25 Days of Christmas Sweepstakes will benefit the programs at the Gilmer County Senior Center. To purchase a $10 ticket and be entered to win, contact the Gilmer County Senior Center by calling 304-462-5761 or email gilmerseniors@yahoo. com. Winners will be posted on the Gilmer County Senior Center Facebook page. Each day, the drawing will take place at the Center at 11:30 a.m.. The winning ticket number that is drawn from the tumbler will receive the prize for that day. The winning ticket will also be placed back into the tumbler so folks who purchase tickets have more than one chance to win the prizes available. To purchase a ticket, contact the Senior Center.
Red Cross Blood Drive at GCHS Tues., Dec. 8
Gilmer County High School will be sponsoring a Red Cross blood drive on Tues., Dec. 8 from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. For more information, contact the school or Lindsey Bush.
Murder Mystery Show at GSC
The Glenville State College Men’s Basketball Team is hosting a Murder Mystery Show on Fri., Dec. 11 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Waco Center. If you would like to play a role in the Christmas themed show, contact Sandy Pettit at 304-462-5741, extension 205. Everyone else who attends will be crime solvers and investigators. The price of the ticket includes participation in the show, heavy hors d’oeuvres along with light drinks. For more information, call 304-462-6228 or visit glenville.edu/athletics. Proceeds from the show will benefit the GSC Men’s Basketball Team.
Christmas Parade Dec. 12
The GCVFD will host their Christmas Parade sponsored by McDonald’s, Sat., Dec. 12 at 5:00 p.m. on Main St. in Glenville. If anyone is interested in participating in the parade, please contact GCVFD Chief Martin Hess at 304-904-8786. If you are participating in the parade, please do not throw candy from your vehicles or floats to the kids. Because it will be dusk when the parade begins, the GCVFD does not want children running into the street to collect it. It is for their safety, as well as the safety of the entrants. Stay around after the parade for the 1st Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in City Square. This is going to be a wonderful event for the whole community to get together to ring in the Christmas season. We hope to see you there!
TV lady to speak ‘history’ at Historical Society Thurs.
Kathryn Ghion, a Channel 12 TV special assignment reporter, will speak on her series of interesting and often forgotten regional history sites at the noon luncheon and program of the Gilmer County Historical Society on this Thurs., Nov. 19 at the Holt House Museum’s Annex.
Ms. Ghion is a newcomer to West Virginia, but has been taken by the state’s rich history. She started working as a reporter at WBOY in March of 2015, as a fill-in weather anchor and sometimes make appearances doing sports. A native of Greensburg, PA, she previously worked in news in Pittsburgh, PA, after receiving her college Degree in Communications from Waynesburg University.
She states, “I’ve always loved history even from the time I was young and I think it’s important to feature these WV historical places, so that they don’t get forgotten by future generations.” As part of her Sunday Night History Series earlier in the fall, she did a colorful segment on Gilmer County.
“We’re happy to have Kathryn, once again, coming to Glenville to hear her take on the notable historical sites she’s discovered in our regions,” states Society President Dave Corcoran, Sr.
The meeting will also have a short report given by Mr. Jim Matthews, of Linn, who, over Halloween weekend, explored the Holt House for ghosts. “His preliminary findings may be of interest to Gilmer supernatural stuff buffs,” Dr. Corcoran added.
The general public is invited to attend this luncheon and meeting, to bring a covered dish and to enjoy the old-fashioned fellowship and conversation. The program starts at about 1:15 p.m.
Pony League meeting Thurs.
There will be a meeting for Pony League on this Thurs., Nov. 19 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the firehouse in Glenville. This meeting will be for nominating new officers for election for the upcoming season.
New Christmas for Glenville
Christmas in Glenville will be “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Area businesses are invited to participate in a Christmas storefront decorating contest. Winner of the contest will receive free downtown parking for the month of January 2016. The winner will be announced at the First Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony to be held at the City Square Park following the Christmas parade. Entry forms for businesses interested in participating are available at City Hall and must be turned in by next Fri., Nov. 27.
GSC Music Fest 2015
Operation Christmas Child Drop Off location
Camden Flats Baptist Church will be the area drop off center during National Collection Week, Nov. 16-23, for Operation Christmas Child. November 16-20 folks can drop off shoe boxes filled with presents for children a the church located at 510 Kanawha St., Camden Flats, Glenville, from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. Donations can be dropped off from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Nov. 21, 1:00-5:30 p.m. on Nov. 22, and 7:30 a.m. until noon on Nov. 23. Every year Operation Chirstmas Child, a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse, collects shoe boxes with presents for children in destitute countries around the world.
Project Warm Hands