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Brenda Lucas: Community news

Sep. 17, 2013 @ 10:38 PM

CONCERT: A performance by Sammy Adkins and The Sandy Hook Mountain Boys begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Mountaineer Opry House, Milton. Doors and concessions open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $15; $12 seniors; and $5 seniors/children. Call 304-743-5749.

OPEN HOUSE: Huntington Area Food Bank celebrates 30 years of service with tours, appetizers and cocktails from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at 1327 7th Ave., in observation of September's celebration of National Hunger Action Month.

ATTENDEES: 21 from Huntington East High School Class of 1948 attended its 65th reunion in late June at the old Oley Junior High gym. Attending were David Booth, Margery Willison Sturm, Garry Eckard, Karl Stone, Bob Ward, Claire McClure, James Ramey, Fred Murdock, Spencer Moore, Don Meadows, Cole Tabor, Bill Beavers, Charles Cupp, Ava Jean Dailey McNece, Lorentz Meridith Baber, Coraleen Humphrey Dean, Ramona Parsons Miller, Kelly Light George, Velma Smith Toothman, Jackie Floyd Ward and Ruby Perdue Steffen.

TRIP: Collis P. Huntington Railroad Historical Society Inc. offers a day trip Friday, Sept. 27, to Greenbrier Resort, White Sulphur Springs. A buffet luncheon, bunker tour and afternoon tea are included in the $229 per person fee. Call 866-639-7487.

CARD: Charlotte L. Adkins, fan of this column but never met, sent a beautiful birthday card saying: "Here's hoping your birthday brings as much happiness to you as you give to others." Charlotte, I hope I can continue giving to others through this daily column.

DINNER/SHOW: River Magic Chorus Sweet Adelines International sponsors "Tailgate & Tunes" at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Renaissance Ballroom. Tickets are $20; $15 seniors; $10 students; and free ages 5 and younger. Seating is limited. Contact 304-733-5867 or 740-886-7921 or rivermagicchorus@yahoo.com.

PAGE: Dylan Holland, St. Joseph Catholic High junior joins 29 other boys and girls nationwide, was recently appointed to work as a page for the U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., through Jan. 24, 2014. The 16-year-old son of Pam and J.T. Holland of Lavalette moves to Washington, D.C., where he will attend school each morning and then perform duties as assigned. He also has a sister, Lauren.

RIDE: A free 6.2-mile community bicycle ride meets at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at Ritter Park Fountain, as part of the Critical Mass Huntington monthly family-friendly ride series.

CARDS: A Christmas Card Buffet is from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at 1 Jacqueline Heights with Joyce Pacer, Stampin'Up independent demonstrator, instructor. The cost is $25. Today is the reservations deadline. Email joycepacer@comcast.net or call 304-733-3851.

EXPO: Willing Workers of Oak Hill UBI Church of Lesage hosts its first expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, in the fellowship building. A variety of products is showcased, including Tastefully Simple, Thirty-One, Tupperware, Longaberger and more. A hot dog and bake sale is also provided. Proceeds benefit the Willing Workers Fund.

DASH: Dash Around the Table Tour featuring Chef Jon Ashton is from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Charleston Civic Center. General admission tickets are $15 and VIP tickets (ages 21 years and over) are $45. The event includes a meet-and-greet reception, live cooking show and more. Call 304-345-7469.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Jamie Dean, Mike Edwards, Kristin Hayes, Pam Erwin, Luke Adkins, Linda Hollister, Larry Bias, Allison Gossett, Stacey LeMaster, Tammy Cougar, Frances Bowen, Rodger Ruggles, Edna Journell Palmer, Frances Bowen, Marion Davis, Michelle Elliott, Scott McIlvain, Molly Robertson.

TODAY'S ANNIVERSARIES: Allen and Carol Richardson, Timmy and Leslie Taylor.

CHUCKLE: A small town's sheriff was also its lone veterinarian. One night the phone rang and his wife answered. "Let me speak to your husband!" a voice demanded. "Do you require his services as a sheriff or a vet?" the wife asked. "Both," cried the caller. "We can't get our dog's mouth open, and there's a burglar in it."

Send items to Brenda Lucas, P.O. Box 596, Ona, WV 25545; fax to 304-526-2857; or email to bklucas53@aol.com.

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