Fall festivals and other events planned in Barbour County

Hello from Barbour County!

The fall burning law is in effect. From Oct. 1 – Dec. 31, outdoor burning is only allowed between the hours of 5 p.m. and 7 a.m.

There will be a Food Service Worker Permit Class on Oct. 13 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 also 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 a Community Baby Shower on Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Market Place in Philippi. You must pre-register by calling Jodi at (304) 376-0086. The day will be full of games, prizes, food, and safety information. This is sponsored by the Barbour County Family Resource Network and Barbour County Early Childhood Development Committee.

The Barbour County cancer support group will have their monthly meeting on Oct. 19 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 Mt. Liberty Fall Festival will take place on Oct. 20. Come on out for a fun day of music, crafts, food, kids games, and homemade apple butter, which you can watch being made over an open fire. Opening ceremonies begin at 11 a.m., and the music line up includes John Bolton, Jim & Valerie Gabehart, Steve Smith, Joyful Noise and the Good Ole Boys. Apple butter will be sold for $8 per quart and $5 per pint. They have already made a turn of apple butter to get a head start, so there should be plenty for everyone!

Belington First Church of the Nazarene will have having a Family Fun Festival on Oct. 21 from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. There will be hay rides, food, games, prizes and more.

The fourth annual “Spooktacular Trick or Treat” will be held once again at the Barbour County Fairgrounds on Oct. 23 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Businesses in the area will be decorating the stalls in the barn and giving out candy to have a spooky good time.

There will be a Ladies Night Out on Oct. 26 at the Junior Fire Hall from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. The cost is $20 per person, and you can enjoy dinner, door prizes, vendors, raffles, and more. Tickets can be purchased at Belington or Philippi branches of Freedom Bank, Premier Bank, and Bialek Insurance.

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Until next time: “Autumn — when the trees tell us how lovely it is to let things go.”