AB University Presents Annual Christmas
The School of
Music from Alderson Broaddus University will present the annual Christmas
Festival Concerts this coming Sunday, December 8, in Wilcox Chapel. The first
concert will begin at 3 p.m., and another concert, which features the same
program, will start at 7 p.m., in the evening. Admission is free.
The concerts will
feature various musical ensembles from the School of Music, as well as carols
and Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus” with audience participation encouraged. Come
sing with us and enjoy the wonderful Christmas selections!
Board Of Education Meets December 2, Hears Presentations
by ALLISON PUGH
The Board of
Education met in regular session on Monday, December 2, at 6 p.m., to hear LSIC
presentations from both Philippi Elementary and Philippi Middle schools.
Principal at Philippi Elementary, Connie Mundy, presented her school’s report
via a video that represented many of the exciting learning activities and
events PES students have worked on.
School’s presentation similarly presented the learning programs that students
are currently attending, such as Project Isaac which allows students to take
additional time after school to work on homework, recreation, and special
sessions in math and reading. PMS is currently a priority school.
The board also
heard from Josh Peplowski about the positive impact that adding a meats'
program to the career programs at Philip Barbour High School would have for
both the students and the community. The program would teach students to
properly handle and cut meats. Peplowski was adamant that the program could
eventually be self-sustaining in the future by working with the community to
get locally grown and cut meats back into the county’s stores.
“A facility like
this would be a great opportunity,” Peplowski told the board. “The reason I
went to college is because of a facility like that. It was one of the main
reasons I went to school.”
that the program may help to give students something to look forward to during
the school day, which may help reduce dropout rates. The hands-on program would
provide students with training to enter the workforce upon graduation or enter
into further specialized programs at the collegiate level.
The board will
continue discussions of the possible addition of a meat program at the next
board meeting as more information is gathered about meats' programs,
sustainability and funding.
The Board of
Education will meet again on Monday, December 16, at 6 p.m., at the Board of
Education Office. Philip Barbour High School will give their LSIC presentation
at the meeting.
Annual Christmas Parades To Be Held In Philippi,
are reminded that the county’s annual Christmas parades will be held this
upcoming weekend in Philippi and Belington.
Christmas Parade will be held downtown on Friday, December 6, at 7 p.m.. After
the parade, Santa will be available for visiting at Code Blue on Main Street,
which is sponsored by the Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Christmas Parade will be held on December 8, at 6:30 p.m. Line-up will be at 6
p.m., at Sheetz. Santa Claus will be at the Town Square building following the
4-H Sponsors Free Christmas Crafts For Children December
Children will have
an opportunity to make their own Christmas craft sponsored by Barbour County
4-H. 4-H Volunteers and members will help children make free craft items
Saturday, December 7, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, during the Craft & More Show
in the Philippi City Building basement. Barb Wolfe, WVU Extension Service
Program Assistant, will have a 4-H science activity of slime making also
available for children to experience making Holiday Slime.
Food will be
available for purchase Friday, December 6, from 5 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, 9
a.m. to 1 p.m., during the craft event. Vendors will have a wide variety of
unique items for sale just in time for holiday shopping. Come out and support
Barbour County 4-H while enjoying delicious food and the best in holiday crafts
and more. Call the WVU Extension Service Office at 304-457-3254 for more
information on 4-H or the Craft & More Show.
Candy Cane Hunt Slated For Friday, December 6
Street in conjunction with the Philippi Public Library and Philippi Convention
and Visitor’s Bureau will host a Candy Cane Hunt event on Wednesday, December
11, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Children will be
able to watch a movie, have refreshments, make a craft, and participate in a
Candy Cane Hunt. All of the activities will take place in the basement of the
Philippi City Building.
The Candy Cane
Hunt will take place around the Courthouse Square. The event is free and for
children up to age 12.
If you would like
more information about the event or would like to register, call 304-457-3700
by December 6.
Shop With A Cop Basketball Game
Scheduled Dec. 14
The Belington Police Department will hold their annual Shop With a Cop basketball game. This year the entire county will be involved. The goal is to take at least one child from each of the schools throughout Barbour County K-12.
Each administrator from each school has been asked to provide a list of five children in need and five outstanding.
The game will be played at Philip Barbour High School gym on December 14, at 6 p.m., and will include all Barbour County Law Enforcement and fire departments. Any donations can be made to the Belington Police Department and dropped off at Belington City Hall.
There will be refreshments sold during the game.
Any and all donations and volunteers will be greatly appreciated.