Hello, Barrackville! And so begins another beautiful fall in West Virginia! As a transplant from PA, I have enjoyed many colorful seasons but this one is shaping up to be a memorable one. The vibrant hues of orange and red that serve as an entrance to our little town alert visitors that something special is just around the corner! The pride we have in our small town is evident on every street corner and hilltop, the uplifting programs and caring neighbors are a few of the reasons that I fell in love with this small town. Here are some upcoming programs and news from Barrackville.
Trick or Treat
Trick or Treat in Barrackville will be 6-7 p.m. on October 31. Please be cautious when driving through town, we are fortunate that the Volunteer Fire Department 1 will be out walking and patrolling during this time if they are needed.
Barrrackville Christmas in Our Town- Excitement is brewing all over town as planning has begun for the 2019 festivities! Volunteers are needed for all stations, if you want a spot in the parade contact Pat Whitescarver at 304-366-5558, there are still openings for the craft & vendor show, more details will be shared next week.
Street Sign Decorating Contest
The street sign decorating contest is open to all Barrackville Residents. No entry fee to participate. Poles must be chosen and decorated before December 1, 2019. Please make sure decorations do not obstruct road view or sidewalk access. Three prizes will be awarded. 1st prize - $100 2nd prize $75 3rd prize - $50 Pick your pole and notify Diana Marple 304-376-1759 or Barrackville2019@gmail.com with Street Sign name. Mark your pole (Ribbon or sign) and have the street sign decorated before December 1st. Judging will take place the week of December 1st by an independent outside panel of judges. Winner will be announced during the Christmas in Our Town parade on December 7, 2019.
K9 Ruediger of the Barrackville Police Department has been granted a K9 Trauma Kit and a Narcan Kit. These gifts of protection were made possible by donations to Protecting K9 Heroes. K9 Ruediger is a 4-year-old German Shepherd and is assigned to Chief Wilson III.
Naloxone, also known as Narcan, blocks the effects of opioids and reverses overdoses within 2-5 minutes. Each kit includes one 4 Mg device as well as a Narcan Holster. The K9 must still be seen by a veterinarian. Unfortunately, we risk losing K9s to the drug epidemic during searches and our goal is to have their handlers properly equipped in the case of emergencies. Protecting K9 Heroes NFP Ltd is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that is operated on a volunteer basis only.
Bison School News
Thanks to those in the community that came to our Ford Drive for Your School Event, sponsored by our Partner in Education Corwin Ford.
This year the PBIS team started a student and staff recognition program. Teachers nominate students for the HERD HERO award. Students being recognized as a Herd Hero are HONEST, ENTHUSIASTIC, RESPECTFUL, and DETERMINED to ALWAYS do their very best. The first nine-week Herd Hero students and staff were Madilynn Prickett, Lennon Hollandsworth, Harper Brummage, Maverick Ramsey, Ben Hutson Rowen Shew, Damon Richardson Nicolas Hammon, Peyton Sypolt, Inara Reimer Scoville, Dom Casuccio, Nikalaysia Brooks, Cooper Satterfield, Zachary Stewart, Jace VanGilder, Kyden Brooks, Tucker Noechel, Hayden Schneider, Maci Tennant, Nehemiah Frye, Luci Malik, Shelby Shew, Carson Toothman, Nicolas Smith, Matthew Ramsey, Isabella Brooks, Paisley Matheny, Mason Bowers, Dakota Hardesty, Serea Fulayter, Mason Basnett, Jacob Kucish, Crasean Echols, Sara Noechel, Katelynn Wilson, Eli Ramsey, Colby Van Gilder, Danika Sisler, Collin Verbosky, Emberlee Coffman, Malachi Hood, David Heston, Marlie Hudson, Lucas Johnson, Brock Martin, Aubrey Barett, Launa Morris, Izzy Durbin, Chase Menendez, Ethan Clark, and Dylan Higgins. Staff faculty receiving this recognition were Mrs. Mullens, Mrs. Carpenter, Mr. Sell, Mrs. Campbell, Mrs. Sturm and Mrs. Lou Ann Harris. MVB Bank will host a luncheon for those awarded this honor in the future.
Student Council is hosting Spirit Week next week. The days are as follows: MEME Monday, Tie Dye Tuesday, Where’s Waldo Wednesday, Thursday-Halloween costumes, and Fiction Friday. Grades PK through 4 will parade around the town in their annual Halloween parade, weather permitting, at 1 p.m. on Thursday, October 31.
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 pm each Friday.