Blue and Gray is underway

Hello, from Barbour County, where the Blue and Gray Reunion is in full swing! The entire weekend is packed full of activities in downtown Philippi. Stop by and enjoy food, crafts, music and much, much more. I can’t help but think that this is all entertainment for us, but many years ago, it was anything but fun. I’m thankful for our history, as it has made us who we are today.

Belington will be hosting its city wide yard sale on June 10. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, so come on out and go treasure hunting!

As you are walking through town looking for yard sales, there will be a group of people also walking for the “Christ Walk.” Churches around the area will be meeting at the red light and walking all through town, stopping to pray for businesses and leaders along the way. Feel free to join in and bring our town to God in prayer.

Every Thursday, throughout the summer, there will be Fun & Fitness in the Belington City Park from 5:30-7:30 p.m. There will be games, music, healthy snacks and exercise activities for all to enjoy. Craft and farmers market spaces will be available. For more information, contact Terri at 304-823-1792.

Light of Christ Chapel in Belington will be hosting its Vacation Bible School June 5-9 from 6-8 p.m. This will be for ages 5-12.

There will be a Food Service Worker Permit Class on June 8 at The Market Place in Philippi. Registration begins at 5:15 p.m., with the class starting at 6 p.m. The cost for a statewide card is $20, and a Barbour County card is $10. Cards are valid for two years. For more information, call Sanitarian Bill Nestor at the Barbour County Health Department at 304-457-1670.

There will be a bake sale/Rada knives sale at the Kasson U.M. Church on June 10, beginning at 8 a.m. Come on out for homemade biscuits and gravy, and then stick around for some hotdogs. This is sponsored by the Ladies Aid and is to benefit the upkeep of the church. Turn at the Kasson School on Route 92, and travel about a half mile.

Barbour County American Youth Football will be having signups on June 10 and June 24 from noon until 5 p.m. at the State Police barracks beside Philip Barbour High School. The price is $80 for the first child. This is for children ages 5-12.

The Barbour County cancer support group will have its monthly meeting on June 16 at 11 a.m. at the Medallion Restaurant in Philippi. This is open to all cancer survivors, caregivers and family members. For more information, call Deanna at 304-457-2684.

Philip Barbour’s FBLA students have the opportunity to travel to California this month. To help with the cost of this trip, there will be a “Saturday Night Lights” 2-Mile Run/Walk at the Barbour County Fairgrounds on June 17, beginning at 9 p.m. The cost is $10 per person, or $30 for immediate families of three or more.

This is a great way for some family and friend Saturday night fun. You can even rest at the halfway mark. If you can’t attend but would like to help, you may sponsor a FBLA student to walk for you for your entry fee. Businesses that sponsor at $50 or $100 will get free entries.

There will be a Family Fun Day/ATV ride on June 17 to benefit Chuck Pitzer as he is battling cancer. The meeting point is at New Beginnings Church on Route 92, just outside of Kasson. There will be food, raffles, face painting and live music. Registration begins at 9 a.m., and the fee is $15 per rider. For more information, call 304-614-7752.

There will be an acting camp at Philip Barbour this summer for children in the sixth through 12th grades. This will be every Tuesday through Thursday afternoon from June 27 to July 20. Participants will learn musical theatre, improvision and comedic scenes, guided by actors from the Old Brick Playhouse. If your child is interested in attending, call World Vision at 304-457-5270.

If you have any Barbour County news that you would like to see in The Inter-Mountain, give me a call at 304-614-7782. You also can send an email to I love hearing from you!

Until next time, “Never will you have this day again, so make it count.”