Joyce Spencer: Community news
MARRIED: All the Duff sisters and their families gathered in Barboursville to celebrate the marriage of the youngest sister, Cindy, and Steve Chesler who is originally from Cleveland, Ohio. The wedding was at Barboursville First United Methodist Church on Saturday, Aug. 31. The couple live in Louisville, Ky., and Fripp Island, S.C. The other sisters and their families who attended the wedding are: Kathy and Tom Bradley of Barboursville, their son Andrew of Washington D.C., and their daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughter, Alix, Clay, and Bradley Simmons of Austin, Texas; Becky and Dick Close of Cincinnati, and their daughter and son-in-law, Emily and Rob Mick of Chicago; and Penny and John Wetterau of Indianapolis, their son Mike Wetterall of Boulder, Colo., and their daughter Jane Wetterau and her friend, Mike Spinnichia, of Washington D.C. Steve's relatives who attended were his mother, Louise Chesler, and aunt, Edith Goodman, from Cleveland; his daughter and son-in-law, Hilary and Tom Lade, from Columbus; and his son, Jeremy Chesler, from Arizona.
CONCERT: Bring a chair or a blanket at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9 to the Barboursville Park amphitheater and enjoy the 12th annual free public concert, "Let Freedom Sing," that the ThunderTones chorus will present. Patriotic, inspirational and some "good, old-fashioned American" music will be offered in four-part barbershop style by the Kanawha Kordsmen of Charleston, the Singing Kernels of Ashland; the River Magic Chorus of Huntington, and the ThunderTones. The concert commemorates those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001 and honors our military and first responders.
FALL FEST: Lots of fun activities will be available next week in Barboursville from Sept. 11-14 for the Barboursville Fall Fest. The carnival at the Farmdale field starts Wednesday at 6 p.m.and runs through Saturday; the parade begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday; and a car show is offered on Saturday with sign-up at 9 a.m. Live entertainment will be offered both Friday and Saturday evenings. On Friday, The Cabell Midland Collegium Musicum will perform at 8 p.m. and Rick K and the AllNighters at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Dressed to Kill performs at 8 p.m. and Aaron Tippin at 9:30 p.m. From 4 - 7 p.m. Saturday a spaghetti dinner is available at the Barboursville Community Center.
BREAKFAST: The Barboursville Lions Club offers its annual Barboursville Fall Fest pancake breakfast from 7-11 a.m. Sept. 14 at the Barboursville Community Center. Cost is $5 for adults; $3 for children ages 12 and under; and children 4 and under eat free. Take-out meals will be available. The club will have a 50/50 raffle and encourages patrons to bring used eyeglasses to be recycled. Money raised by the club will support those in the community who need glasses, eye exams, meals, clothing, etc.
RUMMAGE: The Fourth Avenue United Methodist Church, 4th Avenue and 31st Street, Huntington, will have a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 7. They offer good, clean merchandise plus breakfast, lunch, and baked goods.
GRAND: The Museum of Radio and Technology, 1640 Florence Ave., Huntington, invites all grandparents and their families to visit on Grandparent's Day, Sept. 8, from 1-4 p.m. and enjoy its world-class collection of antique radios, a fully-operational amateur ham radio station, Edison and Victrola phonographs, A. C. Gilbert toys, etc.
MEET: At 5:30 p.m. Sept. 9, the Neighborhood Institute of Huntington meets in the Mayor's Conference Room at City Hall.
ACTION: The Walnut Hills Action Team will gather for its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Odd Fellows Lodge Hall, 530 Roby Road, Huntington.
MONTHLY: All graduates and their guests of the 1952 Huntington East High School class are welcome to the monthly meeting at 2 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Ponderosa Restaurant, Route 60 and Washington Boulevard, Huntington.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY: This week to Kat Hesson, Sara McComas, Greg Racer, Becky Damron, Nancy Lipsey, Verna Williams, Sarah Damron, Connie Gesner, Carole Johnson, Anabella Godfrey, Noah Hockenberry, Rick Epperly, Rick Treadway, Bob Griffith, Herb Seay, Zachary Swanson, David Epling, Tanner McDaniels, Raymond Thornburg, Lisa Pinson, Sara Adkins, Harold Joyce, Stephanie Hysell, Tim Brown, Janel Aldridge, Peggyann Pratt, Shawn Hawks, J. C. Kelley, Ethel Clark, Mike Bennett, JoAnn Harmon Combs, Kenneth McKenna, Diana Shepard, Carolyn Dilcher, Tony Williams and David Wireman.
SPECIAL WISHES: To Sam Ransdell whose birthday was Tuesday; to Gracie Shephard who was 12 years old yesterday; to my daughter, Christi Nash, who celebrates her birthday tomorrow; and to Alexcia Chandler who blows out 8 candles Sunday.
ANNIVERSARIES: Couples celebrating this week are Mark and Sara McComas, Charles and Mary Gerwig, Roger and Delora Call, Don and Carolyn Lewis, Rick and Leigh Shepard, Eric and Paula Lingenfelter, Ed and Ethel Clark, Mark and Tammy Hayes, Robert "R.J." and Mary Ellen Ball, Robert and Patty Doss and Don and Sherry Wilds who celebrated their 35th anniversary Sept. 1.
Send items for this column to Joyce Spencer, 817 Main St., Barboursville, WV 25504, or fax to 304-736-4522. Her email address is jcspencer@MSN.com.
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