Springtime events coming up

Is it spring yet? I know it doesn’t seem like it, but it’s getting closer. After bracing for yet another winter storm last week and getting more snow again this week, a lot of people are getting tired of the snow. When we are in the middle of the high temperatures of summer, some of us will be wishing we had some snow. Are we ever happy?

The days are getting longer, and that seems to be a sign that spring is on the way. Another thing to remind us of spring was the time change. If you didn’t do so already, make sure to change the batteries in your smoke detectors. That’s always a good thing to do when the time changes. Smoke detectors save lives!

The best way in Barbour County to know that spring is getting closer is that Dairy King is now open after being closed for the winter!

Early registration is being accepted for the first Belington Emergency Squad 5K run/walk on April 27. Registration by April 6 is $15 and includes a T-shirt. If you want to register the day of the race, the cost will be $20. There will be prizes awarded to various age groups. This event is designed to raise money to help purchase a new ambulance and to help with funding for a new building. Registration forms are available at Belington Emergency Squad, Belington Wellness Center and Hummer Family Practice in Elkins. For more information, contact Chrystal Kittle at 304-614-0702.

There will be another ATV off-road ride on April 14, starting at 9 a.m. This also will support the Belington Emergency Squad, and the cost is $10 per rider. For more information, contact Travis Ryan at 304-823-1051.

Barbour County All Sports Organization is selling T-shirts to support the middle school sports. The cost is $10. To order your shirts, contact Buffie Brewer at 304-613-7669. Let’s turn Barbour County fluorescent green to support these kids!

In addition to the shirts to support the middle school cause, there also will be a basketball tournament this Sunday at Philippi Middle School for the boys. On March 20, there will be one at Belington Middle School for the girls. For more information, contact Robin Humphreys at 304-614-5481.

Spring fire season started March 1 and continues through May 31. Daytime burning is prohibited between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.

If you have any Barbour County news that you would like to see in The Inter-Mountain, give me a call at 304-823-2539.

Until next time. … “If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” – Anne Bradstreet