Happy Thanksgiving week, Indians!
I hope you all have exciting plans for Thanksgiving this year! We will be doing family dinner at my mom and dad’s house on Thursday with my brother, sister, and their families. I must admit I love to cook, especially for a large group of people!
As the holidays approach each year, we find ourselves asking how we can help others and make a difference in people’s lives who need a little help. Holidays are a wonderful time to help but let us not forget the other times of the year. Getting my kids involved in community service projects and teaching them that there is more to holidays and everyday life than presents makes me feel like a proud parent. I want them to feel the joy of being able to help someone else or make someone’s day brighter without expecting something in return, except the feeling of happiness it creates within.
I am thankful for the blessings I have been given in my life, some good and some I thought were bad at the time. I am thankful for my children, my family, and my friends. Without them, I would not be the person I am today. I also would not be the person I am today without the lessons I have had to learn…many the hard way. But without trials and tribulations in our lives, we would not be as thankful for the good things in our lives.
I wish you all joy, bountiful blessings, and good health!
Fairview Girls and Boys Basketball
Fairview Middle School will be having only varsity basketball teams this year. Jeff Steele is coaching the girls again this season and Quint Markley and Russell Craig are coaching the boys. Both teams have been working hard at their practices and will kick off their season on Thursday, December 5th at home against Mannington. The girls’ game will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the boys’ game will begin at 6:30 p.m. If you can come out to cheer them on, the kids would really appreciate it.
The Potter’s House Art Center
If you are looking for something to do with your children while they are on break this week The Potter’s House will be open Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
They have many new holiday ceramic pieces in stock for you to paint that will be able to be fired and back to you in plenty of time for Christmas decorating or for Christmas gifts. You can also shop from their premade gift selection if you want something from the Artist Diane.
Fairview Girls Basketball Friendsgiving Dinner
The girls’ basketball team decided to hold a team dinner to celebrate their friendship as well as Thanksgiving this past Friday evening after practice. After the girls worked up an appetite practicing, they joined their families in the cafeteria and enjoyed a wonderful meal together. Everyone contributed to the buffet-style meal which included turkey with all the fixings and desserts.
As parents, we enjoy seeing all the girls bonding together outside of practice and genuinely enjoying each other’s company. And we as parents enjoy spending time and friendships with each other as well.
This year the team includes 8th graders: Caroline Furbee and Taylene Beckner; 7th graders: Aubrey Hamilton, Audrey Hamilton, Bella Haymond, Dominica Cain, Kya Huggins, Maddie Hayes, Maylie Bland and Savannah Walls; 6th graders: Jessie Dennison, Rosalea Beckner and Savannah Batson.
Fairview Girls and Boys Basketball Boosters Fundraiser
The girls’ and boys’ basketball team boosters are selling tickets to win $1,000 cash. Tickets are $10 each and include two chances to win per ticket. The winning number is based on the WV Daily 3 lottery drawing on Saturday, December 21st. There are also five $50 instant winners in the sealed envelopes.
If you would like to purchase tickets, you may get them off any basketball team member or you may contact me at (304)677-1408 to get them.
Any unsold tickets become the property of the Fairview Girls and Boys Basketball Boosters. Both teams will benefit from the proceeds and appreciate your support!
Community Band Christmas Concert
The Fairview Community Band is extending an invitation to everyone to join them for their Christmas concert on Sunday, December 15th at 3 p.m. at the Fairview Middle School auditorium. We are hoping to pack the house for this year’s concert to show our support and appreciation for their dedication to the town and their musical talent.
Fairview Adopt an Angel Program
I spoke to Lisa Roupe with the Town of Fairview this week about the Adopt an Angel Program. This year has been a record year for the town with 31 local children in need of some extra love for the Christmas season.
I am amazed and in awe that all 31 angels have been adopted! This generosity continues to show what a wonderful small town we have full of caring individuals! Because of a stranger’s love and compassion 31 children will be having a Christmas full of smiles. I am sure their parents or caregivers will be able to breathe a sigh of relief and are full of gratitude for these acts of kindness!
Fairview Middle School Chorus and Band Concert
Fairview Middle School students will be holding their annual Christmas Band and Chorus concert on Tuesday, December 17th starting at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. The students in both groups have been putting in extra effort to prepare for this concert to showcase their abilities.
Mr. and Mrs. Ullman have been a wonderful addition to the staff at Fairview Middle School and the children appreciate the time and energy they put forth to help them develop their talents.
Fairview Senior Center Meals and Activities
Fairview Senior Center will be serving lunch this week on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and will be closed on Thursday and Friday in observance of Thanksgiving. Today’s lunch is baked pork chop, sweet potatoes, seasoned beets, bread, and dessert. Tuesday is Salisbury steak, new potatoes, corn, bread, and dessert. Wednesday will be Thanksgiving dinner at the center with turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans/corn, dinner rolls and pumpkin pie.
Meals are $6.50 for those under age 60 and by donation for those ages 60 and above. Lunches are served from noon until 1 p.m.
Tuesday will be the only day with activities this week and will include exercise at 9:30 a.m. and beginners line dancing at 10:30 a.m. Any age may participate in the activities.
Krispy Kreme Donut Sale
Fairview Middle School students are holding their Winter Krispy Kreme Donut sale. Orders are being taken now and are to be turned into the school by Tuesday, December 3rd. All students in grades 4th through 8th are asked to take part.
For every 10 boxes of donuts, a student sells they will earn an OOPS coupon. The homeroom that sells the most between the 4th, 5th, and 6th grades and the 7th and 8th grades will get ice cream sandwiches (participating students only). The top two sellers in the school will get a $20 Walmart gift card.
Items being sold are Glazed Cream Filled, Chocolate Glazed, Glazed Lemon Filled, and Glazed Raspberry Filled for $8 a dozen and Original Glazed for $7 a dozen.
Donuts will be delivered to the school on Wednesday, December 18th for students to deliver.
A Magical Night in Fairview
The town of Fairview is hosting its annual Christmas celebration on Saturday, December 21st. “A Magical Night in Fairview” is this year’s theme and will feature a parade and other festivities throughout the day and evening.
There are 5 remaining spots for Crafters and vendors to set up in the Fire Department that day. If you would like one of the remaining spots, contact Laura Cobb at (304)449-1251. The fee is $10 to display your items.
Entries are still being accepted for the pageant until November 30th. Girls ages 4-13 that are in the Fairview Elementary or Fairview Middle school district can register for the pageant. There will be 3 different age divisions. Winners will be picked by judges and will receive a crown and sash. Christmas attire is to be worn. Registration is $15 per contestant. Please contact Deanna Pethtel at (304)290-5925 with questions or to register.
There are still utility poles needing to be claimed to be decorated in town for the festivities. If you would like to decorate a pole contact the number below. They can be decorated starting December 14th and must be completed by December 20th. All pole decorations will need to be taken down by January 4th or they will be removed and put in the dumpster by the town.
Parade entries are still being accepted as well. If you would like to participate in the parade or pole decorating call or text (304)376-8933 and a Christmas Committee representative will get back with you.
Donations for the Christmas Celebration are greatly appreciated and may be sent and made payable to Fairview Christmas PO Box 194 Fairview, WV 26570.
If you have Facebook and would like to keep up on the events you may go to https://facebook.com/events/418708442279345/?ti=icl
Cuts Plus Barber
Local barber Adam Hamilton is an avid hunter hoping to bag the big one and will not be in the shop during regular hours November 25th through November 30th.
However, he will be scheduling some appointments around his tree stand time. If you would like an evening appointment this week call (304)816-6696.
If you are a hunter and not in need of his services this week, Adam wishes you luck and will see you when “No Shave November” is officially over. Regular hours will begin again on December 3rd.
The next Fairview Food Pantry will be held on Tuesday, December 17th. Donations in monetary form or in food are appreciated and greatly needed!
If you would like to volunteer your time to help at the food pantry let one of the volunteers know or contact me and I will get you linked up with them.
Fairview Middle Food Drive
The students at the middle school are taking part in a food drive in December to donate to the Fairview Food Pantry. Each of the 3 weeks school is in session in December will be a different item to bring for each grade. Each student that takes part will be rewarded with one OOPS coupon per week.
Week 1 (Dec. 2-6) students are asked to bring: 4th grade- boxed cereal, 5th grade- peanut butter, 6th grade- boxed stuffing mix, 7th grade- boxed mac and cheese, 8th grade- boxed instant potatoes.
Week 2 (Dec 9-13) 4th grade- pack of rice, 5th grade- box of crackers, 6th grade- box of pasta, 7th grade- canned corn, 8th grade- chicken noodle soup.
Week 3 (Dec 16-20) 4th grade- canned fruit, 5th grade- spaghetti sauce, 6th grade- Jell-O, 7th grade- a jar of applesauce, 8th grade- canned green beans.
Grant Town EMS Dinner
Grant Town EMS Station 37 will be holding a free dinner on Sunday, December 15th from noon until 3 p.m. to say thank you to the community and their supporters. Dinner will be at the Grant Town Community Building and will include turkey with gravy, potatoes, green beans, stuffing, rolls, and dessert.
Delivery will not be available that day. If you have any questions, please call (304)278-7777.
Happy birthday to Hannah Moore and Jennifer Darrah-Bland on 11/28, and Amber Harris on 11/29.
Deepest sympathies are extended to the family of Sam Cutrone.
One cannot expect to grow without having a little fertilizer shoveled on them…
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