Summertime activities are in full swing in Barbour County

Hello from Barbour County! I’ve noticed several people have been putting hay up already this year. Summer activities are in full swing!

Construction crews have been working in Belington the past couple weeks. They are renovating the handicap ramps on the sidewalks through town. They aren’t quite finished yet, but what has been done looks very nice!

Every Thursday evening in Belington, there is a “sing” at the town square. If you like to sing, play an instrument, or just listen to good music, come on out and enjoy the festivities. Music starts at 5 p.m.

Philippi Southern Baptist Church will be having “Moose on the Loose” Vacation Bible School, June 25-28 from 6-8 p.m. This is for ages Pre-K to 12th grade. For more information, call 304-203-1679.

Animal Friends of Barbour County will be having a summer fun bingo on June 29 at the VFW in Belington. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and bingo starts at 7 p.m.

The community of Mount Liberty, between Belington and Philippi will be having a community wide yard sale on June 30 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

There will be a Food Service Worker Permit Class on July 2 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 Sanitarian Bill Nestor, at the Barbour County Health Department at (304) 457-1670.

In addition to the monthly classes, the Barbour County Health Department has started a weekly Food Service Worker test that will be given every Tuesday from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. at the health department.

Finally, I would like to mention that my mom has had the pleasure of hosting two foreign exchange students this school year. Ari was from Bolivia, and Kin was from Hungary. We leave this weekend, to take the final one back to the airport. She is anxious to see her family, but sad to leave West Virginia. We have had a lot of fun with them the past few months. We’ve been to Seneca Rocks, Blackwater Falls, Smoke Hole Caverns, New River Gorge, and Audra State Park. We’ve been camping, hiking, 4-wheeling, boating, and swimming. They’ve met new friends, developed a love for sweet tea, and have made many memories. If you ever have the opportunity to host a student, please do so. It can change not only their lives, but yours as well. We will miss you, girls!

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 I love hearing from you!

Until next time: Remember that Father’s Day is Sunday.

“A father doesn’t just tell you that he loves you — he shows you.”