Barbour County rainy weather living up to an old saying

Hello from Barbour County!

I haven’t been seeing as many hummingbirds this year as I have in the past. I’ve only seen them a couple times, and last year, I saw them almost every day around the feeder. Has anyone else been noticing this, or is it just me that they are avoiding?

My mom heard an “old wives tale” that if it rains on Easter Sunday, it will rain every Sunday for the next seven weeks. Well, it did rain on Easter this year, and we’ve been keeping track of the weather. It has rained every Sunday since then. For three weeks, we’ve seen some rain on Sunday, so I’ll be paying attention to see if it rains for the next four Sundays. Has anyone else ever heard this?

There will be a Ham Dinner at the Tacy Community Center on May 18 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. The menu consists of ham, potatoes, green beans, corn, cole slaw, dessert and a drink. The cost will be $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under.

Also on May 18, there is a Thirty-One and Longaberger basket Bingo at the Talbott Community Building. Doors will be open at noon, with bingo starting at 1 p.m. There will be food, a Chinese auction, and door prizes. All proceeds will benefit the Talbott UM Church.

Philip Barbour’s FBLA is hosting a “Mommy and Me Day” on May 19 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. at the school. This will be an opportunity for mothers and daughters to enjoy a fashion show, shopping, refreshments and pampering. The cost will be $20 for a pair of tickets and $5 for additional tickets.

The last day of school for students in Barbour County will be May 24. Graduation will take place that evening at 7 p.m. Congratulations to Philip Barbour Class of 2019! I hope everyone has a wonderful summer.

Memorial Day is on May 27. Let it not be just a time to get off work and have a picnic, but may be remember those who have gone on before us.

The Blue & Gray Reunion in Philippi will begin on May 30 this year. This is always a special time of reenactments, music, parade, food, crafts and much more. The festivities run through June 2.

Applications are now being accepted for Barbour County Fair Queen. The crowning of the 2019 queen will take place on Aug. 24 at the fairgrounds. All Barbour County girls between the ages of 16 and 21 are eligible to apply. Contact Vickie at (304) 672-6504 for more information.

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: “Stop waiting for Friday, for summer, for someone to fall in love with you, for life. Happiness is achieved when you stop waiting for it and make the most of the moment you are in now.”

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