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Summer vacation is coming to an end in Barbour County

Hello from Barbour County! Summer may not be officially over according to the calendar, but for students and teachers, it has come to an end. School begins in Barbour County on Wednesday. I wish you all a great year!

There was a good turnout this past Sunday for the Ride 2 Dive in Junior. I saw trucks that were parked in Belington, there were so many people there. I heard a report that there were over 1,000 people participating, and that doesn’t surprise me. This event is always a lot of fun and well-attended. Thank you for your support for the Junior Volunteer Fire Department.

There will be a Safety Fair at the Barbour County Fairgrounds today,. Come on out from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. There will be games, educational sessions, prizes, and more.

Also today, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., there will be a yard sale, baked goods and hotdog dinner at the Jerusalem United Methodist Church. They invite you to come out and fellowship with friends.

After you’ve had your hotdog dinner, head on over to the Talbott Community Building for dessert. They will be having a cake walk to benefit the Talbott Cemetery. Kitchen opens at 5 p.m., with the cake walk starting at 7 p.m.

Teter Creek Lake Neighborhood Watch will be having an ATV Poker Run on Sunday. Registration begins at 9 a.m., with the ride beginning at 10 a.m. For more information, contact Jeannie at 304-823-2096.

The Barbour County Health Department will be having their second annual “Back to school tailgate party” on Monday from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Stop by and get info on vaccinations, win prizes, enjoy snacks, give aways and more.

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

On Sunday, Aug.18, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., there will be a benefit dinner, “Pasta with a Purpose,” to help Judy Marsh. This will be at the Quonset hut at the Barbour County Fairgrounds. The cost for adults will be $8, children 3-8 is $5, and under age 3 is free. The meal will consist of spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and a drink.

There will be a Food Service Worker Permit Class on Aug.20 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 Dchase tickets.

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: “Watch out for people who always have to tell you how great they are. A lion will never have to tell you that it’s a lion.”

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