Trick or treat, Fairview!

I hope you all had a nice week and weekend. I am finding myself struggling with the fact that my girls are saying they are not going trick or treating this year. They claim they are too old to participate in the tradition. Keep in mind they just turned 12 two months ago! I will ask them at least once a day what they are going to be for Halloween and they either ignore me or say they are not going. I will not give up though! I just want them to squeeze out the last bits of childhood fun they can and stay little a bit longer.

We were able to take part in many local events this past week including Fairview Middle’s annual Harvest Festival. There was a nice turn out for the event this year. The students did an amazing job putting on a talent show in the auditorium with several different acts. Baskets raffle winners were picked, and door prizes were handed out to those who attended. The winners of the talent show were Rylan Craig and Gavin Coniglio for their dancing nerd routine.

The haunted house was brought back this year for the event and the line for it was long and lasted the entire night. Many students and parents went through multiple times, so I would say it was a success!

The teachers, staff, students, and volunteers did a fantastic job on this event from start to finish!

Fairview Middle Volleyball

The JV and Varsity finished out their regular season last week at the Mason Dixon Tournament at Clay-Battelle. Both teams played hard this year and put in a lot of effort.

Congratulations to the JV team who took home a 2nd place finish! Members of the JV team are Audrey Hamilton, Kenzie Ammons, Morgan Everly, Lauren McGinty, Kylie Riggs, Mikayla Riggs, Maddie Hayes, and Lilah Haught.

If you didn’t get a chance to come out and see a regular-season game, both teams will be playing their final games at home tonight at 6 and 7 p.m. against West Fairmont. Tonight is 8th grade appreciation night to recognize Mikayla Riggs, Kylie Riggs, Lauren McGinty, Leilah Hamilton, Taylene Beckner, Mykayla Santee, Adriana Glover, Katelyn Bland, and Cheyenne LaPointe.

Trick or Treat Times

Fairview’s trick-or-treating will from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31. Residents wishing to give out treats to the area children are asked to turn their porch lights on as a signal to approach your home. To respect our residents, trick-or-treaters are asked to only approach and knock on doors of homes that have illuminated porch lights or signs indicating they wish to have visitors.

If you are driving through any areas on Thursday evening, please be cautious of the children. As they do each year, Fairview Police and Fire Departments will be out patrolling the streets during the posted hours to help ensure our children’s safety!

Elementary Halloween Parade/Middle School Marching Band

The annual elementary school Halloween Costume Parade will take place at 1:30 p.m. this Thursday, Oct. 31. The children will leave the school in their costumes and parade downtown starting by the Public Library. They will circle around the bank, then return to the school for their afternoon party.

The middle school band will be marching in the parade again this year. They have some special numbers they have been working on for their performance in addition to some of their regular pieces.

I am hoping for nice weather on Thursday so the children will be able to have a wonderful parade.


The family of Dave King is hosting a musical benefit at Magic’s in Fairmont from 1-11 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2. There will be multiple bands performing, including Fairview’s own Magpie, and several raffles taking place at the event. All proceeds will go towards Dave’s medical costs for his cancer treatments.

There is also a separate raffle for your choice of a Savage 17, Ruger 450 Bushmaster, Mossberg Patriot with vortex scope, or $500 cash if you are the winner. Tickets are $5 each and the drawing will be held on November 16th.

To get your tickets or for more information contact Vicky Craig at (304)694-3640.

Husky Pup Soccer

The girls’ soccer team has had a fantastic first season this year! They will be playing this Friday and Saturday at a tournament in Weston. They will kick the weekend off at 4:15 on Friday against Upshur County. Saturday’s time and the opponent will be dependent on Friday’s games.

Red Ribbon Week

Fairview Middle students will be participating in Red Ribbon week for drug awareness this week. Students are asked to take part by dressing according to each day’s theme. Monday- Red day; Tuesday- Boot day; Wednesday- Super Hero day; Thursday- WV day; Friday- Hat day.

Pre-K Playground Fundraiser

The Fairview Elementary Pre-K needs updated playground equipment as many of the limited pieces they own have broken. To raise money, they have started a Yankee Candle fundraiser. You may order from over 500 items online by going to and using Group #999994959. The fundraiser will be going on from now through January 8th.

If you would like more information or to order through an individual, see your local Pre-K student or contact Fairview Elementary School at (304)449-1752. Cash donations can also be made to the Pre-K playground fund.

Fairview Food Pantry

If you, or someone you know in our community, are in need of non-perishable food items, the Fairview Food Pantry is here to help. The Pantry is located behind the Senior Center and is open from noon to 3 p.m. on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. The next day the Pantry will be open is November 19. You must bring photo identification and tell the number of people living in your household.

Let us all remember that a myriad of circumstances can happen in one’s life causing any one of us to need a helping hand. If you are in need currently, please do not hesitate to ask.

If you would like to help the Fairview Food Pantry, they are always in need of unexpired non-perishable items or monetary donations to help stock the shelves.

Matthew 25:35 For I was hungry, and you gave me food, I was thirsty, and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me…

Happy Birthday

It seems that our local “Peepster” snuck under the radar last week and evaded the birthday column. Happy belated birthday Francie Johnson!

Happy birthdays also go out this week to: Today- Jessica Luton-Broll and Julie Parker-Cottrell; 10/29- Felicia Sine and Allison Moore; 10/30- Amber Moore and Stephen Starkey; 10/31-Ruth Parker and April Williams; 11/1- Tammy Zogran; 11/3- Miya Cole.

Senior Center

The Fairview Senior Center has many activities and meals throughout the week. You do not need to be a senior to participate. They are open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Friday 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Lunches are prepared and may be eaten there, or you may have them to go. Upcoming weekly menus will be provided starting in next week’s column.

If you have questions or would like this week’s menus or activities, you may contact the Senior Center at (304)449-2235.

Pizza, Salad, and

Sandwich Sale

The Fairview Ladies Auxiliary will be having a pizza, salad, and sandwich sale Saturday, November 2nd from 3-6 p.m. at the Fairview Fire Department. Eat-in or carry out is available. Call (304)449-1904 to place orders. The sale is handicap accessible and there is free coffee and cookies while you wait.

To Submit Information

If you have information you would like published in our column you may send it via email to or by calling 304-677-1408. Information will need to reach me by 9 p.m. Friday to be printed in Monday’s paper.

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