Good morning, Mannington!
Hope everyone has had a great week. They are saying that there maybe some very high temperatures for a few days.
Please keep each other safe, and especially watch out for older neighbors who may not stand the heat or have no way of staying cool. Be very careful if you must be outside.
The Bee Gum United Methodist Church will hold its 92nd annual Homecoming on Sunday, Aug. 4 at the church, north of Mannington on U.S. Route 250 toward Metz. This year the Worship service and the Homecoming Program will be together starting at 9:45 a.m., followed by a covered dish lunch at 1 p.m.
There will be no Sunday School but games for the kids. Everyone is welcome to attend and bring a side dish. Meat, drinks, plates and utensils are provided. The Pastor is David Yanero.
Historical Society Events
The West Augusta Historical Society will hold a Gospel Sing on Saturday, July 27 at 6 p.m. at the Round Barn. They are asking anyone who is interested in singing praises to our Lord to come and share. They are asking for sign-ups but they will have an open mike during the intermission.
There will be food available. Thank you to all who help support our wonderful museums by participating in our fundraisers. The society is currently working on getting the Caboose repaired and also planning to install a handicap ramp.
On Aug. 18 the theme of the day is “A School Days” program at the Wilson School Museum. There will be activities of days gone by at school and would like to see several children attend to learn how school used to be in one, two and four room schools. It is quite different.
On Sept. 14, bring “Looking Back at the Good Ole Days.” This will consist of how you operated machines back before things got so easy with electricity. We will have demonstrations on how to make butter, run an old washing machine, broom machine and blacksmithing.
If anyone knows how to run old equipment or has an idea from days gone by, please call Rita Hall at (304) 986-1252 or Cordelia at (304) 986-3144. These are several dates you may want to mark on your calendar and plan ahead to attend.
The West Augusta Historical Society will hold a yard sale at the Wilson School Museum on Saturday, July 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They have many items that have been donated to the Society to help them raise funds for upkeep and repairs to the museums.
You just might find something very special when you visit.
Free Swim Day
Before we know it summer will be over. So, the Mannington District Fair Association is sponsoring a Free Swim Day at the Mannington Pool.
This will be a day that everyone can come to the pool and enjoy the water and it sounds like it will be very warm for the next few days, so it will be a great way to cool off. The date has been set for Wednesday, July 24. If the weather is bad, the rain date will be moved to Thursday, July 25. Come out and have a great day at the pool.
Fair Stage Entertainment
Those who will be performing on stage at the 2019 Mannington District Fair will be Taylor Made on Wednesday, Aug. 7 from 7-9 p.m.
On Thursday, Aug. 8, the Davisson Brothers will be on stage from 7-9 p.m. This well-known group has performed in previous years at the fair and always puts on a great show.
Darryl Worley will be on stage on Friday, Aug. 9 from 7-9 p.m. The same evening, Corey Hager will perform from 8:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
The 21 Band will perform on Saturday, Aug. 10 from 7-9 p.m. All of these performers will be bringing shows to enjoy.
There is always such a wide variety of food at the Mannington Fair. You should be able to find many items that you will enjoy.
There will also be a Barbecue Eating Contest sponsored by JAWS Barbecue on Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Come out to see the fun.
Shows on the Grounds
Not all of the entertainment is on stage at the fair. The Kent Family Circus has returned this year, a favorite of so many folks.
The circus will be performing at different times during the evening. New will be Eudora Farms “Animals from Around the World” Petting Zoo. This will be a great time to see and touch, animals that we may not get to see normally. The petting zoo will be open from 2-11 p.m. daily.
Community Building Space
There are spaces available on the upper level of the Community Building for nonprofit groups at the Mannington District Fair. This would also be available if someone wanted to just give information about a service or product.
For more information to see if you might be interested, call Lisa at (304) 986-2950
Concession Space Available
If anyone is interested in have a concession stand at the Mannington District Fair, one of the block buildings is available.
If you are interested, please contact Perry Thorne Jr. at (304) 986-1733 for more information.
Motor Sport Events
The Mannington District Fair begins on Monday, Aug. 5 and, at 7:30 p.m., there will be an ATV and Dirt Bike Enduro Race in the show arena. For information, contact Ryan at (304) 986-3018 or Tyler at (304) 657-1989.
Thomas Motorsports will bring in a Demolition Derby on Tuesday, Aug. 6 and Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 8 p.m. There will be Power Wheels Demolition Derby on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 8 will see Cattle Penning at 7 p.m. followed by one of the best shows all week, the Sheep Rodeo and Greased Pig Contest at 8 p.m. Kids can put on the best shows.
Truck pulls will take the arena on Friday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. Contact J.D. Dobbins at (304) 694-7330 for information.
On Friday, Aug. 10, Lawn Mower Races and Go Cart Racing will begin at 6 p.m.
Plan to come to see all of the speed and loud motors as the competition gets under way.
There have been several confirmed rabies cases in the area. If you have not had your pet vaccinated this might be a time for you to get it taken care of and protect your pet and family.
A Rabies Clinic will be held at the McCurdysville Community Building on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019 from 9 a.m. to Noon. Rabies Shots will cost $7, while de-wormers and other vaccinations will be available at a reduced rate.
Dogs must be on leashes and cats in carriers. James Henderson, DVM will administer the vaccinations. Proceeds benefit the McCurdysville Community Building. The location will be 3414 Jakes Run Rd., Rivesville, WV 26588.
For more information, please call (304) 278-5469 or (304) 278-5905.
If you wish to e-mail information to me, please use the following email, firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also 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.