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West Virginia Day; BMAC Golf Classic; and More Cleanups

The Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex will have special hours on Monday in observance of West Virginia Day.

The GCMAC is usually closed Mondays, but it will be opened from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. with several blue and gold themed activities taking place. Among these special events will be a Museum Hunt and those completing will win a prize.

Those participating in the event will be able to make some noise with a blue-and-gold rattle, as well as planting marigolds in a blue cup.

In addition, everyone can view the film, “John Brown’s Holy War.” This 90-minute PBS film will start at 1 p.m.

If persons come during the regular days during the month of June families can take part in the Family Crafts at the Discovery Table.

Other attractions during June will consist of filling a re-purposed plastic drink bottle with an assortment of small objects, then decorate it with stickers and yarn.

Another event this month will be a program titled, “Middle Class Victorian Wheeling: revisiting the Victorian Wheeling Collection by Kate Wietor.” She is a AmeriCorps member serving with Wheeling Heritage.

This program will take a fresh look at artifacts and insights obtained from a 2001 archaeological excavation in Wheeling. The bottles, dishware, toiletry items and craft supplies recovered from privies in the proposed foot print of the Federal Annex building offer valuable insight into what life was like for Victorian Wheeling’s middle class.

As an AmeriCorps member at Wheeling Heritage, Wietor writes historical content for “Weelunk” the online magazine dedicated to sharing Wheeling’s story.

This past Friday a Marx Toy Book signing event took place with Francis Turner and Gary Rider doing the signing.

Turner is a legendary collector of Marx Toys and former owner and operator of the Marx Toy Museum.

Rider has been writing about different historical items which have taken place in Marshall County.

Three dumpsters will be located today/Saturday in Marshall County in conjunction with the annual Spring Clean-Up.

The sites being Rosby’s Rock (the area’s coal mine parking lot), Roberts Ridge (VFD headquarters), and River Sweep (Riverfront Park in the southern portion of Moundsville).

The hours for all three places being 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.

All Marshall County residents are welcome to use any of the sites.

There will be no provisions at any of the locations to accept Tires, White Goods, Scrap Metal, Car Parts, Fuels, Hazardous Chemicals/Materials or Household Trash.

This year’s Spring clean-up will conclude next Saturday at the Cameron Elementary School and in the main part of Glen Easton.

The 16 dumpster locations, which started in mid-April, were provided by the Marshall County Commission and the Marshall County Solid Waste Authority.

In addition there was a one day E-Recycle pickup which consisted of disposal of tires, white goods, electronics, computers, air conditioners, humidifiers and dehumidifiers.

The 26th annual BMAC Golf Classic will again be held at the Moundsville Country Club, the date being July 21.

The event will honor 2022 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Bob Huggins.

There will be a shotgun start at 10 a.m., followed by a post round meal.

Those planning to participate are to return their registration form by July 13.

In addition to playing of golf, there will be several sponsorships to which individuals and businesses can be a part. These being corporate sponsorship, tribute sponsorship, John Budinscak tribute, etc.

John S. Marshall is spearheading the event. He has been associated with the tournament since its start.

The theme of the blood drive in Marshall County on Thursday is, “Give a Lions Share of Life. Join the pride. Give Blood.”

It will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., at the former West Virginia Penitentiary.

The sponsors being the Moundsville Lions Club and the Moundsville Economic Development Council.

To make a reservation call 1-800-Red Cross.

The welcome mat is out for the Missoula Children’s Theatre!

After a two year absence this event is back with Monday being the first day of the five day event.

It will be a free children’s acting workshop for those kindergarten through 12th grade.

An audition will begin Monday for the production of The Frog Prince.

The rehearsals throughout the week will be from 10 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

The production will be Saturday June 25 at 3:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. at the Strand Theatre.

The MCT in residency comes to Moundsville by the Strand Theatre with support from the Evan G. Roberts Trust.

The Greater Cameron Area Landmarks Commission invites the public to attend the monthly meeting.

They are planning to build an HO scale model B&O railroad depicting Cameron and surrounding area inside the Depot.

Call 304-780-6264 for further information.

The next Summer Concert sponsored by the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce will be on June 24 from 7 p.m to 9 p.m. at Grand Vue Park. Members of the musical group, Pocket Change, will be performing.

There will be a Marshall County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event on June 23, the hours being 5-7 p.m.

The event will be hosted by the City of Moundsville and held at the city’s Four Seasons Splash Pad and Pool located at the Moundsville East End Complex.

Also, that evening starting at 7 p.m., the band “New Age Adenas” will be performing. There is no cost to attend the musical group which is being sponsored by the Moundsville Friends of Park & Recreation.

There was an error in last week’s Marshall Memo, it had to do with the dates Cameron Blue & Gold Christian Center.

The “Summer Kidz Kamp” will be held from June 27 through July 29, not June 27-29.

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