Spring is on the way in Barbour

Hello from Barbour County!

There are some mornings that I still have a little frost on my windshield, but I’ve seen lots of flowers popping up, and have even heard some “spring peepers”!

On Sunday, April 7, there will be a Vera Bradley/Pampered Chef bingo fundraiser at the Urban Studio in Philippi. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. The cost is $20 for each packet. There will be an auction, door prizes and refreshments available. Doors will open at 1 p.m., with bingo starting at 2 p.m. For more information contact Karen at (304) 841-5718 or Denise at (304) 457-5955.

There will be a spaghetti dinner also on April 7 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Philip Barbour High School. The cost will be $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 3-10. This is sponsored by the PBHS Band Boosters.

Cornerstone Church in Industrial Park, Belington is hosting an Easter Painting time of fun on April 8 beginning at 6 p.m. The cost will be $20 per canvas, with your choice of a cross and Bible, or an Easter bunny painting. This will be fun for all ages.

In honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Women’s Aid In Crisis is hosting an ice cream social at the Belington Civic Center on April 13 from noon until 2 p.m. Come out for an afternoon filled with fun including ice cream, a bouncy house, and games. All Barbour County children are invited to join this free event that is sponsored by WAIC, the Belington Parks and Recreation Committee, the Barbour County Family Resource Center, and Allegheny Highlands Parents as Teachers.

There will be a Food Service Worker Permit Class on April 15 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.

The PB Boys basketball team will once again be “egging” yards this Easter as a fund raiser for the team. The cost is $25 and include 48 eggs filled with goodies, and one special egg. If you would like a yard egged, contact Marcus Johnson at (304) 625-1687, or Robin Humphreys at (304) 614-5481 by April 17.

There will be no school in Barbour County from April 17-22. Easter falls on April 21 this year.

The Barbour County cancer support group will have their monthly meeting on April 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 annual Philippi Art Stroll will take place on April 26 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. The Art Stroll will feature local artists and musicians throughout downtown Philippi.

Mt. Liberty will be having their annual Ramp Dinner on April 27, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. The menu consists of: Ham, fried potatoes with/without ramps, brown & white beans, ramps, applesauce, cornbread or roll, dessert, and a drink. The cost will be $12 for adults and $6 for children, 12 and under. Their famous Apple Butter will also be for sale for $8 per quart or $5 for a pint.

Looking ahead, the annual city wide yard sale in Philippi will take place on May 4. If you are interested in participating, or if you have any questions, call City Hall at (304) 457-3700, ext. 226.

Philip Barbour graduation and the last day of school for students in Barbour County will be May 24.

Until next time: “Choose a job that you love, and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.:

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!