Good Morning, Mannington

Early spring has returned, or so the temperature says. Well, we know that soon will be complaining about the heat.

Next Friday will be the first day of summer, and then the days will get shorter. Where is the time going?

There is so much going on in the area that it will seem like summer is just flying by. Hope all have a good week and stay safe

“Smokin’ on the Buffalo”

This is the second day of the BBQ event at the Mannington Fair Ground. Early on Saturday morning there will be a lot of cooking going on, some may have started on Friday evening.

The event begins at 11 a.m. and you can attend and watch the BBQ teams prepare and smoke the meat that they will be offering for the judges later in the day. The judges will make their decisions, and the winners of the event will be announced. These are professional teams that are hoping to be invited to attend even bigger events to represent West Virginia.

The competitors will also be offering samples of what they are cooking, and some will be selling sandwiches containing their product. There will be other vendors on the grounds if barbecue is not your favorite food.

This is altogether new to our area. There will be entertainment on stage, and just seeing the participating team trailers can be interesting in how they are decorated. Admission to the event is also free.

Vacation Bible School

The Llewellyn Baptist Church will be holding Vacation Bible School June 17 through June 21. The Church is located half a mile off Route 250 North of Mannington on Flat Run Road.

The theme will be “Giddy Up Junction,” and there will be classes for all ages. The event will run from 6 to 8 p.m. each evening. If you need a ride, please call ahead. For information, contact Beverly at (304) 641-1482.     

Yard Sale

The West Augusta Historical Society will hold their yard sale on June 21-22 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.

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 they entertain at many different venues in the area and are very enjoyable.

Please bring a friend or two and come out. There will also be food available. Admission is $5 per person for persons 13 years of age and over. You can also enjoy a dinner and show for $10.

VBS

The Vacation Bible School at Calvary Baptist Church on Husky Highway will be held June 24-26 from 7-8:30 p.m. each date. This event will be for youngsters in first through eighth grade.

There will be a lesson for each age group and candy toss each night, and the theme is “Over the Moat.” For more information, please call (304) 986-1892. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Water Aerobics Classes

Water Aerobics classes will be offered at the Mannington Pool in Hough Park in Mannington on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-8 p.m. Those participating must be at least 18 years of age, which includes all fitness levels. The cost is $5 for each class.

The instructor is Madison Awade. You may follow @maddisfitness (Total Body Fitness) on Facebook. Come relax and enjoy.

St. Patrick VBS

The theme of the Vacation Bible School at St. Patrick 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 Elliott, and there will be lots of crafts, prizes and snacks. But, mostly fun for all learning more about Jesus.

All children in the community are invited to attend.

Holiday Trash Pick-Up

Mannington Refuse will change their 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 pick-up on be 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.

Fourth of July Celebration

Mannington Main Street is planning its 4th of July Celebration. They are now accepting applications for vendors for the event. For information please check the website. They are again planning the cake walk and will be needing donations. There will be more information on this event coming soon.

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.