Hello, Barrackville!

Warm socks, thermal pajamas and a pile of good books to dive into is what fall means to me! Cooler weather brings focus to evenings spent indoors, decorating for Thanksgiving, planning menus, or just reflecting on memories.

As a child, I loved our family get-to-gathers where gramma and pap would drag out the 8 mm projector and we would make popcorn and watch 30 years of family events, reel after reel of antics. We would laugh and tell stories, mostly the same ones, about the events unfolding on the screen.

In our world today, we share small snippets or our life through posts, chats, snaps, tumbles, tweets and many more that I am unaware! These, although informative, don’t create lasting memories that our family will cherish and hold in our hearts for many years.

Memories are possessions that link hearts together. Read a special book with your children, bake cookies or create a new tradition. Bring back family togetherness as a new value, if you don’t have family around you, create a family from your friends and neighbors. They may need the memories that you create.

Barrackville Eighth Grade Class

The 8th grade class will sell food in the Barrackville School cafeteria on the day of the “Christmas In Our Town” celebrations, Saturday, Dec. 7. The class will be selling Walking Tacos, hot dogs, nachos & chips, assorted baked goods, pop, water, and hot chocolate!

If you don’t find something you like, you aren’t hungry! The 8th Grade Class is asking that folks please come support this class fundraiser. Funds go to the purchase of diplomas, awards and all the recognition efforts that these wonderful students deserve. The children also conduct year-long efforts that go toward a graduation trip so that every child can attend and that every child will have wonderful memories of their time at Barrackville School.

So, please, support this hard working group during the celebrations or contact Heather Morris at (304) 612-5254 to see how you can make a donation toward the class trip. You may provide a child a memory that will last a lifetime!

‘Christmas In Our Town’ Update

The next Christmas In Our Town meeting will be on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held in the upstairs meeting room of the Community Building. Please attend if you are able.

Last day to register for the parade is Nov. 27, you must pre-register so that your line up information will get to you before the event. Contact Pat at (304) 366-5558 to register. Vendor space for the craft show is filled. Santa Claus will be on the porch of the Barrackville United Methodist Church parsonage. Stop and chat or get your child’s photo taken with Santa.

The North Pole Express Mailbox will be in place in front of the parsonage after the parade, if your child misses a visit with Santa you can drop a letter in the box. Volunteers are still needed for the event, call to see how you can help.

Decorating Contest still open

Street Pole decorating contest is still open, just email Barrackville2019@gmail.com to see if the sign you want is available. Prizes are 1st prize $100, 2nd prize $75 and 3rd prize $50, pole must be decorated by Dec. 1. Road closure Dec. 7

Pike Street through town will closed to vehicle traffic during the ‘Christmas In Our Town’ parade. Detour route around town will be posted. This will only take five minutes out of your evening, please be cautious when traveling side roads as there will be a lot of foot traffic around town.

Donate Your Garage or Barn Space?

If anyone has a large garage or barn in which the Lion’s Club float may be assembled, contact Sharon at (304) 636-2353. It would just be a temporary use prior to the ‘Christmas In Our Town’ parade event.

Contact information

If you have any news to include in our column contact Diana Marple via email Barrackville2019@gmail.com or by phone (304) 376-1759 before 8 p.m. each Friday.

Recommended for you