Fostoria Museum Opening Is March 20

The Fostoria Glass Museum will open for the season on March 20.

The original date for the reopening was March 6, but it was decided to have some additional renovation work done, namely a new bathroom and kitchen on the first floor.

While the museum was closed, starting in December, the upper floor was totally renovated. A donation from one of the Fostoria Glass Society of America members enabled the renovation work to take place. It included new carpeting, painting of the ceiling and walls, and the removal of risers in both upstair rooms.

Prior to the removal of the risers, some of the showcases sat on the risers which were installed when the Masonic Lodge owned the building.

Before the work started, members of the Moundsville Chapter of the FGSA volunteered to remove the glassware from the showcases. That involved wrapping the glassware in heavy paper until it was time to place the items back in the showcases. By the way, several of the showcases originally came from the display room at the former glass plant.

During the past four years, exterior work has been undertaken, including a new roof, siding work and repairs to the doomers.

Plans are to continue upgrading the building in December, with painting and carpeting on the first floor.

Beginning on March 20, the museum will be open Wednesday through Saturday from noon until 4 p.m.

For the past 20 years, the John Marshall Scholarship Trust Fund has awarded and coordinated the awarding of more than 100 scholarships to deserving graduates of John Marshall High School. The scholarships ar funded by the JMHS staff as well as by community members and organizations.

This year, the trust committee, established by the faculty senate of JMHS, will oversee and coordinate scholarships to deserving students. Applications are now available for the scholarships. They can be downloaded from the John Marshall web site, or by e-mailing members of the trust committee or JMHS counselors. Paper copies are also be available in the John Marshall counseling office, and from members of the trust committee. The application deadline is April 4.

The “Plumm Lost Band” will perform Saturday at the Dry Ridge Community Association’s first country music event of the season. Doors will open at 6 p.m., at which time food and fellowship will be the major attraction. The music will begin at 7 p.m.

J.R. Hubbs will be calling for square dancing.

A prize will be given for those wearing the best “Shamrock” outfit. The event is for all ages, and for additional information call 304-547-5716 (Lucille).

The community building is located on Dry Ridge at Calis.

The Greater Cameron Area Landmarks Commission will sponsor the second annual Heritage Festival on April 20 at the B&O Freight Building.

The GCALC is looking for crafters and possibly demonstrators of old style crafts. Those who make soap, apple butter, candles or crafts from corn husks, etc., are encouraged to be demonstrators.

There will be Cameron Pottery on display.

Artists and crafters are asked to make known their desire to have booths by April 15 by calling 304-686-3658.

The annual “Library Day” at the state Legislature will be held on March 21.

There will be a reception in the Great Hall of the Cultural Center in Charleston to honor members of the 81st Legislature. The reception to be held from 5-7 p.m.

Marshall County Public Library director Susan Reilly encourages the attendance of as many friends of the Marshall County public libraries as possible. A bus will be provided for the event, and for transportation and/or tickets to the reception, call the Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library at 304-845-6911.

The Cameron High School graduating class of 1963 will be observing its 50th anniversary with a reunion picnic at 2 p.m. on May 26 at the Recreation Park at Clouston, across the highway from the new Cameron High/Middle School.

Other graduates from CHS are invited to join the class members.

Those attending are to bring covered dishes, beverages, place settings and lawn chairs.

The annual Spring Banquet of the Marshall County Historical Society will be held at 6 p.m. on March 18 at the Moundsville Country Club, with special guest Patty Cooper portraying, “Mad Anne Bailey.”

Bailey was a frontier scout who served during the American Revolution and was not only a skilled scout, but also a horsewoman, hunter and messenger.

Cooper also appeared at the Society dinner last year as “Belle Boyd.”

The deadline for making reservations is Tuesday. Reservations can be made by calling Dorothy Sedosky at 304-845-2701.