Barbour County residents preparing for the Fourth of July

Hello from Barbour County!

The Mikey Hart Memorial Scholarship Fund will be having a First Annual Cornhole Tournament and Chicken Burn today at the Belington Fire Department. Registration starts at 10 a.m. For more information, call (304) 823-2991.

There will be a hotdog dinner on Tuesday, July 2 beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Crim United Methodist Church in Belington. The price is $6 which includes, two hotdogs with chili, baked beans, cole slaw, a cookie and drink.

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 Dept. at (304) 457-1670.

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

There will be fireworks on July 5 at the Barbour County Fairgrounds. The gates open at 7 p.m. with fireworks beginning at dusk. There is no charge for the event, but donations will be accepted at the gate to benefit Philip Barbour’s Cross Country and FBLA teams. In case of rain, the date will be moved to July 12.

The Barbour Country Club Golf Course will be having their grand reopening with a four-man scramble tournament on July 6 at 1 p.m. The tourney will be limited to the first 9 teams to enter and will cost $45 per person. Following the tournament food and beverages will be available and entertainment will be provided by the band “Full Circle” as well as fireworks.

The Philippi pool will be hosting an adult swim night on July 12 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event for those 18 years and older, will feature karaoke, cornhole and trivia contests and will cost $5.

Corley United Methodist Church will be having VBS July 14-18 from 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. For more information, call (304) 377-8744.

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: “Freedom isn’t free. Happy Fourth of July!”