Fall Bash and more on tap in Barbour

Hello from Barbour County where we now have a new queen! Skylar Ketchem is the new Miss Barbour County 2017. Congratulations! Skylar is a sweetheart and I’m sure she will have fun this year and represent our county well.

The weather sure has been the topic of conversations lately. Folks in Texas are still mopping up from Harvey, while those in Florida are preparing for Irma. Prayers are with everyone in the destructive paths.

Fall is just around the corner. Time for bonfires, sweatshirts, cooler temperatures, pumpkins, hot chocolate and all things warm and cozy associated with the season. Another sure sign that summer is coming to a close is when folks start preparing for hunting season. Squirrel season kicks off today. Be safe in the woods. Deer season will be here before we know it!

The 19th annual Fall Bash giveaway, to benefit the Belington Volunteer Fire Department, will take place today at the Barbour County Fairgrounds. Gates open at 10 a.m., and tickets will be sold at the door. Prizes include cash, an ATV, guns, and much more. All proceeds will benefit the fire department, so come on out and support those who are alway there in our time of need.

A Food Service Worker Permit Class will be Sept. 13 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 state wide card is $20, and a Barbour County card is $10. Cards are valid for two years.

For more information, call the Barbour County Health Dept. at 304-457-1670.

The Barbour County cancer support group will have their monthly meeting on Sept. 15 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.

Belington Fall Fest will begin on Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. with the Miss Belington pageant, and continue through Sept. 23. This is always a fun time of crafts, music, food, and more.

If you are interested in competing in the pageant, contact Cheryl Kelley at 304-669-3061.

Craft tables will be set up at the firehouse during this time. If you are interested in a table, call 304-669-6833.

There will be a fundraiser for Kevin Shreve on Sept. 23 at the Junior Town Hall beginning at 2:30 p.m.

Kevin was injured in a car wreck, and all help would be appreciated.

There will be a 50/50 drawing, auction, raffles, food and drinks.

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 can also send me an email to sharris@theintermountain.com. I love hearing from you!

Until next time: The most memorable days usually end with the dirtiest clothes.

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