Good morning, Mannington

While it’s wet and not overly warm, with summer officially here, maybe things will change. Very difficult to work in gardens, get hay put up and just not real nice to be outside. Last weekend was great for the BBQ Brawl and everyone seemed to enjoy the event. Now, looking toward the Fourth of July.

Have a great week, stay safe.

Community Revitalization Meeting

Area residents are invited to a Community Gathering at City Hall in Mannington on June 25 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. A meeting will be held that has been planned by West Virginia University Extension Service. This group has some very interesting ideas for the Revitalization of Mannington, and it is interested in hearing ideas from the community.

The group has picked Mannington for this project and is inviting you to join the discussion. The group has some very interesting ideas and wishes to help work toward making changes in our town. So, come out to see what these individuals would like to do and enjoy an evening working together. Refreshments will be served.

Music at the Barn

The Music at the Barn will be held on Saturday, June 22 at the Round Barn Museum beginning at 6 p.m. 21 Band will be performing, and the group entertains at many different venues in the area and are very enjoyable. Well known musicians Joe Freeland, Terry McClain and Roger Hinerman will also be entertaining during intermission.

Please bring a friend and come on out.

There will also be food available. The menu will be barbecue, or hot dogs, with two sides, french fries, pasta salad or baked beans. The platter is just $5. There will also be a surprise dessert.

Admission is $5 per person for those 13 years of age and over. You can enjoy a dinner and show for $10.

Yard sale

The West Augusta Historical Society will hold their yard sale on June 22 at the Wilson School Museum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Remember the museums are open each Sunday afternoon for tours from 1:30 to 4 p.m. If you have not been to the museums for a while or have never been to see the displays, then this may just be a place you want to visit.

Vacation Bible School

You are cordially invited to our 2019 Vacation Bible School, “Over the Moat,” for first through eighth grades to be held June 24-26 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Calvary Baptist Church, at 6505 Husky Highway North of Mannington.

There will be a class each night for each age group and a candy toss. Hope to see you there. For information, please call (304) 986-1892.

Holiday trash pick-up

Mannington Refuse will change its pick-up schedule for the week of the Fourth of July, so please be sure to make the change at your home.

Pick up for Monday, July 1 and Tuesday, July 2 will be on Monday, July 1. Wednesday, July 3 and Thursday, July 4 will be picked up on Tuesday, July 2 and Friday, July 5 will be picked up on Wednesday, July 3.

The staff of Mannington Refuse wishes everyone a very happy and safe Fourth of July.

St. Patrick VBS

The theme of the Vacation Bible School at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Mannington is “Son Rise” and will be held Thursday, June 27 from 6-9 p.m., Friday, June 28 from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, June 29 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The director is Missy Ellioitt, and there will be lots of crafts, prizes and snacks, mostly there will be fun for all learning more about Jesus.

All children in the community are invited to attend.

Church anniversary

The Union Valley Baptist Church, on Flat Run Road, off Route 250 North of Mannington will be celebrating the 165th Anniversary of the Church on Sunday, June 23.

Regular Sunday School will be at 9:30 a.m. and regular worship services at 10:45 a.m. A free fellowship meal will be served a 1 p.m. in the “Ladies Aid Building” beside the church followed by a sort service honoring this special anniversary. Everyone is invited to come freely eat and fellowship with us as celebrate and give thanks to Our God for His blessings on this congregation and the community.

For information call Olive Marie at (304) 986-2647 or Pastor Dan Cunningham at (304) 612-9272.

Students of the Quarter

Congratulations are extended to the students of the 4th quarter at Mannington Middle School.

The following students were awarded with the Student of the Quarter honor:

Fifth graders — Ruthie Haught and Alexander Jacobs

Sixth graders — Denise Felix and William Robinson

Seventh graders — Autumn Damico and CJ Hayes

Eighth graders — Rory Parker and Hunter Lantz

All students were presented with framed certificates from one of the school’s partners in education, First Exchange Bank.

Knitters and crocheters welcome

A group of folks in the area who enjoy knitting and crocheting meet twice monthly at the North Marion Senior Center in Mannington.

The next meetings will be held July 1, 15, and 29 from 3:30-6 p.m. Anyone who wants can stop by anytime between those hours.

If advanced folks are having a problem with a pattern, stop by and the coordinators will try to help. Beginners will need crochet hook size H or I and yarn preferably in a light color. Also, knitting needles size 8 to 10 and light yearn. Wood or plastic needles are better for beginners. Stop in during any meeting time for more information.

The group would like to recruit new members and always manage to have a good time.

Pool information

Even though the weather may not be the greatest for swimming, it is open unless weather is bad. The Pool Manager for the 2019 season is Windy Gregory.

The front wall has been fixed and looks very good. The cost to swim for a day is still very low, at $1.50 for kids and $3 for adults.

The pool is open from Noon to 7 p.m. If you would like to book the pool for a party the cost is $50 per hour, and if you would like to rent a pavilion in the park for a reunion, they rent for $40.

For more information or to make a reservation please call the pool at (304) 986-3168.

If you decide to come to swim or to rent the pavilion for a picnic, you will be supporting one of Mannington’s best public attractions. You can also take a chance that there will be space for an evening picnic and just go to the park with the family. Just be sure to take you trash following your meal.

Enjoy the wonderful park and pool in Mannington.

Fourth of July

Yes, this is the first day of summer and in a couple weeks, it will be the Fourth of July. So, make plans as there are plans underway for the city celebration.

City officials are already planning the very popular cake walk and they will need help. They are asking for donations of cakes, and these must be bought. You can also give a donation in advance, so that cakes may be purchased.

Donations may be made at City Hall or if you are donating a cake, those may be left at City Hall on July 3. There are plans for a duck race, weather and water level permitting. There will be more information at a later date.

Also, as always there will be fireworks later in the evening. All events will be held at Hough Park in Mannington.

Jim Rigsby is the director of Mannington Main Street, and he is now taking applications for new memberships which are on $10 per year. Individuals may become members as well as businesses. When you become a member and pay your dues, this donation will be used for events such as the Fourth of July, Christmas and other events.

If you would like to help with this organization, you just need to fill out an application and pay your dues. You can support this organization and the work they do and you will also be supporting your community. Mannington Main Street holds meetings the third Tuesday of each month.

Fair Parade

It is time to begin planning to participate in the Annual Mannington District Fair Parade. The date this year is Monday, Aug. 5 and it will get underway at 6 p.m.

Organizations, churches, businesses, individuals, and any others are welcome to enter. It is always great to have many participating to kick off this annual event.

If you are interested, please contact Kristy Efaw at (304) 612-0319.

FYI: If you wish to email information to me, please use the following email: johcar48@frontier.com. You may call me at (304) 986-2527 to see if I have received your email or to give me information. I would like to receive the information by Wednesday before the column is printed in the Saturday edition of the paper.