Barbour County playing host to a flurry of weekend activities

Hello from Barbour County!

This weekend is a flurry of activities! The town of Junior is having a festival. This will be the first time in many years for this small town. Today there will be concession stands, a cake walk, dime pitch, games, a parade, and entertainment including: Danny & Jaime Kittle, Jay McClung, John Daugherty, and Michael Zastawniak.

Sunday is Gospel Day with entertainment by Jeff Frey, Saved By Grace, Faith Ware, Vernon Poling, Weaver Men’s Ministry, and Kelly Wilson. Pastor Johnny Williams will be preaching.

The Belington Fire Department is preparing for their 20th annual Fall Bash. This is a great event every year that helps raise money for the department, and gives you a chance to win some really big prizes. Early bird special on the tickets will be sold this weekend, today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the firehouse. The cost will be four tickets for $100. Anyone buying tickets during this time will have their name put into a special drawing for a chance to win additional prizes. The Bash will be held on Sept. 8, and the special guest for the day will be television star Tim Smith, who is featured on the hit TV series “Moonshiners.”

Today the Pride of Barbour County, the Philip Barbour High School Marching Band, will have a yard sale and chicken BBQ at the red light in Belington.

There will be a Thirty-One Bingo on Sunday at the Barbour County Fairgrounds. This is a benefit for two brothers whose lives have been affected by Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy. Doors open at 1 p.m., and bingo starts at 2 p.m. They have some really good prizes, so come on out and have fun!

The Barbour County cancer support group will have their monthly meeting on July 20 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.

The Old Brick Playhouse and World Vision is having an acting camp from July 9-25 at Philip Barbour High School. This workshop is available to children in Barbour County that will be entering the sixth – 12th grades. It will be held Monday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. each day. This program is free for the students. For more information, call (304) 457-5270.

Barbour County Family Resource Network is hosting a Back to School Bash at the Philippi City Pool on August 10 for Barbour County students. K – fifth grade will swim from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., and sixth-12th grade will swim from 7:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. School supplies will be given away.

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Until next time.: “Happiness is not having what one wants, but wanting what one has.”