The Times West Virginian

Local News

October 8, 2012

‘Zumbathon’ planned to raise money for breast cancer research, programs

FAIRMONT — From ballroom dancing to Zumba, local Zumba instructor Andrea Powers has found her place.

Making the transition from instructing ballroom dancing to Zumba, she is now hooked.

“I was a Zumbaholic,” she laughed. “It’s a great workout and I wanted to share that with other people. I always wanted to live a healthy life in general, but I also want to help others.”

Filled with fun and energy, her classes invigorate participants, including Amanda Chenoweth, who has been attending for the past two years.

Chenoweth and others will use their love of Zumba to help an important cause this weekend.

A Party in Pink Zumbathon will be held at the Lighthouse on Rebecca Street in Shinnston from 7-9 p.m. Saturday. Dressed in pink Zumba tank tops, participants will jingle away with colorful bracelets donning their arms and stage lights shining on them. Music from the 1950s and ’60s to current songs will be played.

It will be a colorful atmosphere, one the committee hopes will attract a large crowd and help raise funds for breast cancer awareness. Tickets will be sold at the door for $10, and 75 percent of the proceeds will fund breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment programs.

 

Full story

1
Text Only
Local News
  • Local water project nearing completion

    Officials say the Fairview water line extension project is on track to meet the goal of making water available to all new customers by the end of this week.

    July 27, 2014

  • Fundraising continues for local military memorial

    Despite three years of fundraising, Marion County's Purple Heart Memorial remains unfinished.

    July 27, 2014

  • Therapy Riding 1 SS - CB.jpg Horses at On Eagles’ Wings help change lives for better: VIDEO AND PHOTOS

    Out at the end of a long gravel drive off Opekiska Ridge Road, nestled under the shade of the forest and the sun of the West Virginia hills, rests the green and gold pastures of On Eagles’ Wings Therapeutic Horsemanship Center.
    There are horses there — whinnying out of their stall windows, munching in the paddock and, most importantly, helping people with disabilities gain strength and independence in the riding ring.

    July 27, 2014 9 Photos

  • Capito maintains edge in fundraising

    Republican candidate Shelley Moore Capito still leads Democratic candidate Natalie Tennant in fundraising efforts for election to the U.S. Senate seat.
    Current U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller’s announced his intention to retire from the Senate in January 2013.
    Capito announced her intention to run for the seat in November 2012, giving her an early start in raising campaign funds. Tennant, currently West Virginia secretary of state, announced her campaign 10 months later, in September 2013.

    July 27, 2014

  • Completion of Korean War Memorial being pushed

    The Korean War Memorial will begin the process of reorganizing and begin to move towards completion faster.
    Marion County Development Office director Charlie Reese was asked by the Marion County Commission to provide a recommendation on how to complete the memorial. Last Wednesday, Reese presented his recommendation during the commission meeting.

    July 27, 2014

  • CRAFTS -TS.jpg Donors thanked at Christmas in July: PHOTOS

    Guests got into the Christmas spirit Saturday at the Marion County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
    The Rotary Club of South Fairmont and the Marion County CVB held a Christmas in July open house at the CVB location on the Gateway Connector to thank donors who have supported the upcoming Celebration of Lights and to sell more displays.

    July 27, 2014 6 Photos

  • Fire destroys old Rusty Spur

    A fire destroyed the old Rusty Spur in Monongah Friday night.
    The Monongah Volunteer Fire Department was among emergency units which responded to the call, which came at 9:08 p.m.

    July 27, 2014

  • Horses at On Eagles’ Wings help change lives for better

    Out at the end of a long gravel drive off Opekiska Ridge Road, nestled under the shade of the forest and the sun of the West Virginia hills, rests the green and gold pastures of On Eagles’ Wings Therapeutic Horsemanship Center.
     

    July 26, 2014

  • Donors thanked at Christmas in July

    Guests got into the Christmas spirit Saturday at the Marion County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

    July 26, 2014

  • Fire destroys old Rusty Spur

    A fire destroyed the old Rusty Spur in Monongah Friday night.

    July 26, 2014

Featured Ads
TWV Video Highlights
NDN Editor's Picks
House Ads