2019 Barbour County Fair ready to kick off with pageant

Hello from Barbour County, home of the Barbour County Fair. Welcome to Fair Week. This year, the fair is bigger and better than ever. From old favorites, like the rides, food, parade, demolition derby, ATV races, 4-H exhibits and music, to the new adventures like the Dino-Roar and the lawn mower derby, there will be something for everyone. This evening, seven young ladies will be competing for the title of Miss Barbour County. The reigning queen, Tristen Furby, will hand over the title. She has had a great year as queen, and we wish her the best of luck in her future.

School is back in session. I wish teachers and students a good, safe year.

I’ve noticed that the leaves have started to fall, but there doesn’t seem to be a lot of color quite yet. I love the beauty and the cooler temperatures of the fall season.

There’s a birthday in town! Actually, the town is the one having the birthday. Belington will be 125 years old and what’s a birthday without a party? Bring your lawn chairs to the City Park between 6 p.m. -8 p.m., and enjoy a party complete with ice cream, music, hotdogs, face painting, a corn hole tournament and more. The train will even bring some special guests for the evening, so be sure and stop by. A movie on the lawn begins at 8 p.m., and popcorn will be provided. Thanks to all the local businesses that help make this possible.

There will be a County Sports Carnival on the front lawn of Philip Barbour High School today, from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Come out for music by John Bolton and Full Circle, as well as inspiration from G-Force, bingo, a car show, and cake walk. There will even be a football scrimmage game beginning at 6 p.m. All day long there will be a variety of food and craft vendors, as well as games and activities for all ages. Come on out and support the sports in Barbour County.

There will be no school in Barbour County on Aug. 30 and Sept. 2 for the observance of Labor Day.

Belington Volunteer Fire Department will be having their 21st annual Fall Bash on Sept. 14. See your favorite Belington fireman to purchase tickets.

Looking ahead, the Belington Fall Fest will take place Sept. 20 and 21 at the Belington Volunteer Fire Department, beginning at 10 a.m. on both days. There will be food, music, crafts, games and more. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.

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: The best teachers are the ones who show you where to look, but don’t tell you what to see.