NEWS IN BRIEF: 5K to raise money for Fort Gay student
FORT GAY — A 5K to benefit Fort Gay PreK-8 student Taylor Messer is set for Dec. 8 at 9 a.m.
Proceeds from The Cocoa Classic 5K will go toward helping Messer, who is just beginning her battle with leukemia, and her family with all costs which will be endured during treatment.
Pre-register for the event by Nov. 28 to guarantee a shirt. Cost is $20. All other registrations will be availacle the morning of the 5K and cost $25.
Ages 6 to 12 years old will cost $15 for the first child, and $8 for each additional sibling.
Coats for community event set for Dec. 8
WAYNE — On Dec. 8, Wayne Church of Christ will host its Coats For the Community event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
During the event, free coats will be given to those who need them as well as free hotdogs, chips and a dessert.
Westmoreland Women’s club to meet Dec. 13
HUNTINGTON — The Westmoreland Woman’s Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at the Westmoreland Woman’s Club building at 2962 Bradley Road.
The program will be a Christmas celebration. Devotion will be given by Debra Ward, and pledge to the flag will be led by Marlene Thacker. The hostess committee is Beverly Beldon, chair, and Marlene Thacker.
Members are asked to bring items for gift bags for Westmoreland seniors. For more information, contact Beverly Beldon, president, at 304-429-2108.
CK Alumni band concert set for Dec. 17
KENOVA — The Ceredo-Kenova Alumni Band will present their annual community Christmas concert at the First Baptist Church of Kenova family life center on Monday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m.
The venue is located at the corner of 12th and Chestnut Street in Kenova.
The ever-popular group of seasoned musicians is a local favorite. They will bring the sounds of the season as they perform many of the best loved Christmas songs.
Under the direction of Mr. Charles Oshel and assisted by Bill Galloway, this group never fails to bring the best in the music of the Holidays.
Christmas star Santa promises to make an appearance to hear what all the boys and girls (young and old alike) hope to find under their tree on Christmas Day.
For further information, contact Nancy Price at 304-455-6814 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conservation district taking Agriculture Enhancement Program applications
The Guyan Conservation District is taking signups for the Agriculture Enhancement Program from Dec. 4-Jan. 11.
The program provides cost share assistance for agricultural practices.
To apply for the program, you must stop by the Guyan Conservation District office at 2631 Fifth Street Road, Huntington, and fill out an application.
For questions, contact the office of Guyan Conservation District at 304-528-5718 or visit http://www.wvca.us/agep/.
AG working on consumer issues
CHARLESTON — A consumer representative from the West Virginia Attorney General’s Office will be available to meet with local consumers in December to discuss consumer-related issues and answer any potential questions.
Jessica Napier-Eagle, a consumer outreach and compliance specialist with the office, will host the events as scheduled below:
n Dec. 7: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Mobile office hours at Buffalo Senior Center, 48 Wrights Lane, Buffalo
n Dec. 18: 11 a.m. to noon — Elder abuse prevention presentation at Fort Gay Senior Center, 3135 Palace St., Fort Gay
The events are open to the public; reservations are not required. For more information, call Napier-Eagle at 304-989-3506.
Kenova hosting decorating contest
KENOVA — Kenova Beautification will sponsor a decorating contest during the Holiday season.
Residents within the Kenova City Limits will have the opportunity to win prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.
Judging will be done on Dec. 20 and winners will be notified that day.
Consideration will be given to overall design and creativity. All residence in the Kenova City Limits will be eligible.
For further information, contact Nancy Price at email@example.com or phone 304-453-6814.
Support needed for cemetery maintenance
KENOVA — Do you still need to make that end-of-year charitable donation? Consider a donation to the Old Docks Creek Cemetery mowing fund.
The organization is a nonprofit corporation and donations are tax deductible.
This summer’s mowing season has depleted the mowing fund, and the organization is dependent upon donations.
Donations can be sent to Treasurer Bill Davis at Old Docks Creek Cemetery Corp., 1962 Route 75, Kenova, WV 25530. Checks should be made out to “Old Docks Creek Mowing Fund.”