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Marshall Memo: Paint Marshall County Purple to Support Relay for Life

Relay for Life of Marshall County will kick off at 10 a.m. today (Saturday) with the “Paint the Town Purple” Campaign at the Marshall County Courthouse in Moundsville.

A Purple Wreath will be placed on the front door of the courthouse, along with a “Paint the Town Purple” banner.

Mayors of the five cities of Marshall County have been notified of the campaign’s beginning, and have been asked to display purple flags and banners on their streets and on windows of businesses.

Citizens in the county are asked to hang purple ribbons and flags around their homes, as are churches and businesses to show support of RFL.

Purple is the Relay for Life color and is a reminder of the struggle cancer patients have to go through diagnosis and treatment.

Relay for Life teams in Marshall County have been working throughout the past several months for fundraising to meet the 2021 goal of $30,000 for the American Cancer Society.

The 2021 Relay for Life of Marshall County event will be on Aug. 7 from 5 p.m. until midnight in the north parking lot of John Marshall High School.

Information regarding Relay for Life of Marshall County can be found by calling Trish Weinschenker at 304-845-0290.

I was provided this week with some additional information pertaining to the Marshall County Fair which will be held July 18-24 at the fairgrounds in Moundsville.

This year’s fair will officially open at 6:15 p.m., on July 19 with a Flag Raising by members of the Moundsville Veterans Honor Guard.

There will be some activities taking place on July 17 and July 18.

By the way, there will be free admission on July 18, the major attraction that day being a Pet Show.

There will be a new carnival attraction this year–Gambill Amusements from Buckhannon, which had been signed up for last year’s event.

Reminders for a couple days are, July 20 will be Senior Citizens Day and Veterans Day, and those in these two categories will be admitted free from 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., while July 21 it will be Kids Day with those 12 and under admitted free from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

As to the Marshall County Fair Pageants, they will be held beginning at 6:30 p.m. July 19 at the Festival Stage.

This year there will be 26 contestants in four age groups: Jr. Miss ages 7-9; Preteen ages 10-12; Teen ages 13-15; and Queens ages 16-21.

A Queen and Princess will be crowned in each group, and they will reign over the Fair throughout the week.

In addition the Queen will compete in January for the title of Miss West Virginia Association of Fairs and Festivals which is currently held by and Cameron High School graduate Breanna Pekula.

The contestants for the four Pageants are:

Queen–Trixie Calissie, Josie Cumpston, Megan Dougherty, Rebecca Lemasters and Adrianna Schellhase.

Teen–Aleesa Hall, Alaina Lucey, Elizabeth McDonald, Regan Miller, Kaylee Nuce, Brooklyn Pekula, and Reese Richmond.

Pre-Teen–Alyssa Burge, Carleigh Cochran, Hayden Crow, Sarah Earnest, Addy Gast, Edie Hartley, Emmie Siburt and Lily Williams.

Jr. Miss–Skylar Boich, Jolene Cumpston, Riley Lightner, Josie Richmond, Bristol Strope and Brielle Wells.

The Marshall County FRN’s membership meeting will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

The meeting is described as a great way to share information and to learn about activities and programs going on in the community. Call 304-845-3300 or email marshallcountyfrm@comcast.net to RSVP.

The Marshall County Health Department has announced the dates and times for five health clinics and three food handlers events for the remainder of the month of July. All but one to be held at the health department, 613 Sixth St., Moundsville.

They are:

Immunization Clinic–July 12, 19 and 26 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m., and 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. for all regular childhood and back-to-school immunizations. Appointments are not necessary although those wishing to make an appointment can do so by calling 304-845-7840.

PPD (TB) Testing Clinic–July 12, 19 and 26, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m., and 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. PPD(tb) skin testing for exposure to TB. Appointments are not necessary.

Pregnancy Testing Clinic–Monday, through Friday every week except July 13. Testing is at 8:30 a.m.

STD & HIV Testing Clinic–Free and confidential testing available on a regular basis. Call for an appointment at 304-845-7840.

Food Handlers Training–July 27 at 9 a.m. or 5 p.m.

Person in Charge (PIC) Training–July 27 at 9 a.m. or 5 p.m.

Seasonal Flu Vaccination Clinics–Mondays from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m., and 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.

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