Summer is time to take a trip to the pool in Barbour County

Hello from Barbour County!

I did receive some response about my hummingbird question in the last column. It seems that I am not the only one who misses the daily visits from the cute little birds this year. It’s kinda strange to me as to what has happened that they are so scarce, but hopefully they will make a return.

School is now officially out for the summer and, with summer, many folks think of heading to the pool to cool off. The kind folks in Philippi would like to remind us that the Philippi City Pool will open for the summer on May 25. Monday thru Saturday hours are from noon to 6 p.m. and Sunday hours are 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. The pool is also available to rent for private parties. Swim lessons will be held July 22 – 26 for children aged 3 or older. The Philippi Swim Club starts its second year when adults can participate in open swim, aqua aerobics and water Zumba on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. The youth Barbour Barracudas swim team will also begin their season on June 4. Any questions, call (304) 457-2023.

Residents are also reminded of the Philippi Walking Trail that runs from the Covered Bridge along the river to the North Philippi Park and down the River Road for 1. 7 miles.

There will be a Food Service Worker Permit Class on June 4 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 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 Light of Christ Chapel in Belington will be having their Vacation Bible School, June 3-7 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. for children ages 5-18. The theme will be The “Mane” Event, and children are invited to come out and have a “roaring” good time.

The town of Junior will be having a festival, June 7- 9. The concession stand opens on Friday at 4 p.m., with a queen’s pageant kicking off the festivities at 6 p.m. On Saturday, there will be music as well as a car show from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Junior Fire Department. Prizes will be awarded, and for any questions, contact Dennis Collett at (304) 621-3577. A 50’s dance will be from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m., and on Sunday, come out for a lasagna dinner, and Gospel music at 1 p.m.

Belington will be having their city wide yard sale on June 8. One man’s trash can be another’s treasure, so come on out and go treasure hunting.

If you have Barbour County news that you would like to see in The Inter-Mountain, call me at (304) 614-7782. You can also email me at sharris@theintermountain.com. I love hearing from you!

Until next time: “Some people feel the rain, others just get wet.”


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