Residents invited to meet the candidates

October 6, 2018

St. ALBANS — Election season is in high gear, with the first of three “Meet the Candidate” events planned for Putnam County senior centers having kicked off on Thursday.

Voters were invited to attend a candidate forum at the John Henson Senior Center in Hurricane at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4. Additional candidate forums are planned for:

• 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Buffalo Senior Center, 48 Wrights Lane, Buffalo

• 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Hometown Senior Center, 40 1st Ave. North, Hometown, West Virginia.

The meet-the-candidate events are sponsored by Putnam Aging and the senior centers, but voters of all ages are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Each event is expected to last for about 90 minutes.

All local candidates vying for election to offices in Putnam County during the November general election have been invited, including county commission, mayoral candidates, city councils and city clerks, according to a news release from Putnam Aging.

Candidates running for state-and national-level offices have also been invited. All candidates will be introduced and given an equal opportunity to speak and network with the public.

Light refreshments will be served during each event, and lunch will be served directly following each event.

Putnam County Senior Centers will also be providing transportation to the polls for early voting this month. The John Henson Center will be taking people on Oct.

24; the Hometown Center will provide transportation on Oct. 25; finally, the Buffalo Center will transport people to the polls on Oct. 29. Any aged or disabled person interested in signing up for transportation to early voting is encouraged to call their local senior center.

Putnam County Aging Program is a nonprofit organization serving the aged and disabled of central West Virginia. The agency has been providing services including in home care, nutrition, transportation, and more to seniors in communities across central West Virginia for over 35 years.

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