It's spring time in Barbour County! I guess one of my favorite things about spring is hearing the "peepers" in the evenings. The smell of ramps is in the air, and before long, mushrooms will be popping out of the ground. One thing that I could do without is the mud, but I'm sure that won't last long.
Did you play any good April Fool's jokes this year, or have any played on you?
Just a reminder that today there is a benefit hamburger and hotdog dinner at Camp Popeye from noon-5 p.m. This is for Gary Booth, who is in need of a liver transplant.
On Sunday, officials will present a Drags-Not- Drugs, downhill Hot Wheel race and Monster Truck Jam at the Junior Community Building. Registration will be at 1 p.m. with racing to start at 2 p.m. There will be various categories, promising fun for all ages.
Knit Whits will once again meet at the Philippi Public Library on April 8 at 6 p.m. This is a fun time for crafts and sewing and just spending time together.
On April 9 and also on April 16, there will be Preschool Story Hour from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. at the Philippi Library. Bring your preschooler out for a good time of reading. Oh, the places you can travel when you read a book.
For more Philippi Library news, the Mountaineer Therapy Dogs will be visiting again on April 12 from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. for Dog Tales.
Also, April 14-19 is Amnesty Week. This is a great time to bring back those library books!
Alderson Broaddus University will host its third annual Do Good Weekend April 11-13. This is an event for all students, faculty and staff to volunteer in Barbour County as well as on AB's campus. AB has displayed significant commitment to the community over the past few years.
During last year's Do Good Weekend, 212 volunteers served more than 570 hours of service. If anyone could use assistance with yard work or housework during Do Good Weekend 2014, or for more information, call Christina Forzetting at 304-415-9107 or Rachel Keck at 724-992-9792.
There will be a youth day and carnival at the New Beginnings Church on Rt. 92 near Kasson. This will be on April 12 from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. You are invited to come out for food, games, prizes, crafts and more.
There will be a spaghetti dinner on April 13 at Philip Barbour High School. This is to benefit the Pride of Barbour County, the PBHS Band. Anyone wishing to purchase tickets can do so at Hometown Pizzeria, or by contacting any band member. Carry outs are available, and there will also be a silent auction.
I had the priviledge of attending the all county band concert last week. Wow! To hear four bands playing as one, as well as the choirs from various schools in the county all singing together was awesome! To all the band directors, as well as the students, you did a wonderful job, and I was impressed!
Just a reminder that outside burning is still prohibited between 7 a.m. -5 p.m. until the end of May.
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Until next time: No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. - Proverb.