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Volunteers Needed For Special Dinner

November 18, 2012
Jim Cochran , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Volunteers are still needed to assist at the annual Thanksgiving Dinner event to be held from noon until 3 p.m. Thursday at the Banquet Hall at Grand Vue Park.

The meal is free and open to all community members and is designed to provide a meal for anyone who seeks fellowship, does not have the means to travel, or would just like to spend time with other community members.

The staff at Grand Vue Park organize the dinner with assistance from community volunteers, who in turn seek help from other individuals along with businesses who help in many ways through the donation of food, preparation of the food, along with the serving and cleanup.

This year 50 turkeys need to be cooked, and as of Thursday evening the organizers had lined up only 35 individuals/businesses to do this part of the meal, and thus they are looking for 15 "cookers."

Also, needed are more desserts, soft drinks and bottled water.

Anyone wishing to volunteer to cook the turkeys, make desserts, or provide soft drinks and bottled water, or help in any other capacity for which they might be needed, is encouraged to call the park office at 304-845-9810, extension 401.

By the way, deliveries will also be available to those who are unable to come to the park, and those wishing delivery service are to call the number listed above.

Of course, Thanksgiving Day at Grand Vue includes the 5th annual 5K Turkey Trot, Walk/Run over the park trails. This event will begin at 9 a.m. from the Banquet Hall.

Pre-registration is required by calling the park at 304-845-9810, extension 402, or email efager@grandvuepark.com.

Non-perishable food donations will be accepted for a local food pantry in conjunction with the Turkey Trot.

The weekend of Nov. 23-25 is scheduled to be the "end of the season" operation of the Canopy Tour and the Canopy Ride at Grand Vue Park. However, should the weather continue in the 50s after that date, the Ziplines could be extended. To learn of any extension, call the park office.

The three-hour Canopy Tour event consists of eight dual zip lines, three suspension bridges and the Grand Vue Park Canopy Ride. Reservations for the coming weekend can be made throughout the week, however, a reservation must be made 24 hours in advance of the ride.

The park's Canopy Ride will be open this coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The ride consists of one 2,100-foot dual zip line. No reservations are required for this event.

These two attractions started this past summer, with the Canopy Ride getting underway on July 7, and during the four-month period 3,000 people signed up. The Canopy Tour, which opened in mid-August, has attracted 900 people

The annual Deer Hunters Luncheon will be held Monday and Saturday at the Dry Ridge Community Building, sponsored by the Dry Ridge Community Association and the Dry Ridge Community Educational Outreach Service (CEOS).

All hunters, friends and families are invited to the luncheons, where featured will be homemade soups, pies, cakes, cookies, ham sandwiches, sloppy joes and hot dogs, and of course, plenty of conversation. The facility is located in the former Mount Hope Elementary School facility on Dry Ridge Road.

The monthly West Liberty University/Marshall County Breakfast Club will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery in Moundsville.

The speaker will be Dr. Christopher Barrick, assistant professor of music and Executive Fellow. Dr. Barrick, who teaches clarinet and saxophone and directs the jazz ensemble, will provide an update on WLU's Department of Music.

Those alumni and friends planning to attend the breakfast can RSVP to www.jknierim@westliberty.edu

The event will be "Dutch treat," with walk-ins welcome.

The Salvation Army in Moundsville is seeking volunteers to ring bells at the Red Kettles which are located in Benwood, Moundville and New Martinsville. Kettles will be at Kroger's in Benwood; Kroger's, Wal-Mart, Goddard's Exxon and Big Lots, all in Moundsville; and Witschey's and Wal-Mart, both in New Martinsville.

Those wishing to sign up can do so at the Salvation Army headquarters, 700 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, between the hours of 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, or by calling the headquarters at 304-845-0510.

The Moundsville Activities Committee will present the Chrisagis Brothers in "An Olde Fashioned Christmas'' at 7 p.m. on Dec. 1 at the Strand Theatre in Moundsville.

The variety show will be hosted by "Barney Fife and Thelma Lou" characters from Mayberry.

In addition to the Chrisagis Brothers, others on the show will be Ron Retzer, J.D. Garrison, Bob Wolfe, Jennifer Faulkner Galownia, Ann SeCheverll and Leslie Thermes.

Tickets are available at Frame and Fortunes, Uniquely Yours and Marshall County Chamber of Commerce, all located on Jefferson Avenue in Mounsville.

The John Marshall High School Boys Basketball Team will team up with Undo's in Benwood to sponsor a Celebrity Server Night from 5-9 on Nov. 27.

The sophomore team members will be serving 5-7 p.m., and the junior and senior players from 7-9 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Monarchs Boys' Basketball program.

 
 

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