Benefit planned for fire victim

West Virginians are known for making the time to help one another, and the friends, neighbors and community members in the Talbott Community are no exception. They invite everyone to gather from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday to assist a neighbor in need.

Friends are hosting a benefit dinner, slated for the Talbott Community Building, to help Johnny Sisolack, owner of Sisolack’s Truck Repair. The business was destroyed by a propane blaze that began just before 8 a.m. March 8 and burned until 9 a.m. March 17.

The dinner includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad, roll, dessert and a drink. Adult admission is $5, plus a tool of any kind and children admission is $1, plus a tool of any kind. Dinners are available for eat in or for carry out.

The tool shower-dinner also features basket raffles, 50-50 drawings, silent auction items and much more. Additional information is available by calling Christine Pharis at 304-614-4689. Pharis encourages everyone to attend the benefit for Sisolack and “show him our community support in this time of loss.”

The propane tanker fire erupted on March 8 and burned for 10 days. Theblaze forced firefighters to close Talbott Road to traffic for several days and led to the evacuation of residents.