It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas! If you need a countdown, we are officially 23 days away from Christmas and 29 days away from a new decade!

I hope you had a chance to stuff your belly this past week and spend some time with your loved ones. After stuffing myself and spending some much-needed time with my family I went home and relaxed instead of heading out for Black Friday shopping.

This is the first year in a long time that I did not go out. I find that I do not enjoy it as much now that things start on Thursday. I miss the days when you could sit back after eating dinner Thanksgiving evening, scan the ads for the best deals, then head out around 2 a.m. to get in line. However, I did do some online shopping instead.

This year I have decided to scale back on spending and gifts and focus more on the real meaning of the season and making special memories. The kids may not be excited about that right now, but one day I hope they look back and cherish those memories!

Whatever your plans are or however you choose to celebrate let us all remember peace on Earth, goodwill toward men!

Special Town Council/Water Meeting

Mayor Brian Shuck has announced that the Fairview Town Council will be holding a special meeting on Tuesday, December 3rd at 6:30 p.m. in the Fire Hall. Most of the meeting will center around the water project. Town officials will be updating residents and customers of the Fairview Water Department on the progress of improvements to the water system.

Officials are asking all residents and customers to attend this meeting. Some decisions need to be made and they would like to allow the customers to give their input.

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 buy 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. Please come show your support for our local musicians and spend some time with our lovely community members.

Fairview Middle School Chorus and Band Concert

Fairview Middle School students will be holding their annual Christmas Band and Chorus concert on Tuesday, December 17 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 display their abilities.

I have been listening to my two practicing for some time now and am excited to hear it all put together with the groups!

Fairview Elementary Christmas Program

The Elementary School will be holding their Christmas program on Thursday, December 19th starting at 9:30 a.m. at Noah’s Ark Assembly of God.

Each year the students, teachers, and staff work hard for several months to prepare for this wonderful event. There will be plenty of entertainment and lots of smiles that day from the students and the audience, so be sure to come out and see your favorite little elves perform.

Food Pantry

The next Fairview Food Pantry will be held on Tuesday, December 17. Donations in monetary form or food are always 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.

Fairview Middle Basketball

The girls and boys varsity basketball teams kick off their season this week against Mannington. The teams will play at home on Thursday starting with the girls’ game at 5:30, followed by the boys’ game at 6:30.

Be sure to come out and cheer your favorite Indian on to victory!

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 only 4 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 and tables will be provided.

Show your support and help us decorate the town by decorating the utility poles for the festivities. If you would like to help out and decorate a pole, please contact the Christmas Committee number below. The poles 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 appreciated and may be sent and made payable to Fairview Christmas PO Box 194 Fairview, WV 26570.

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Krispy Kreme Donut Sale

“Donut” forget the Fairview Middle School students are holding their Winter Krispy Kreme Donut sale. Orders must 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.

Happy Birthday

This week Happy Birthday’s go out to 12/3- Mike Chisler, Kelli Pethtel; 12/4- former FES teacher Cindy Gouzd; 12/5- Judy Triplett Yost; 12/6- Anna Marcozzi Besedich, Carrie McIntosh, Carrisa Bainbridge; 12/8- Misty Triplett.

Weekly Thought

Time waits on no one!

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