The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

Local News

August 26, 2013

Volunteers invited to take part in A Day to Serve

Each year, hundreds of West Virginians come together at the State Fair in Greenbrier County to celebrate everything that makes our state great. From livestock shows and concerts to unique hand-crafted goods and delicious treats, the fair showcases state pride like no other. This year during Governor’s Day, we added a new aspect to the celebration — our strong tradition of neighbor helping neighbor.

 Across the state, we are lucky to have motivated, kind-hearted people working to provide life-changing support to many. At the fair this year, I asked our volunteer leaders to encourage their friends and neighbors to join them and participate in the Governor’s Day to Serve which will run Sept. 15 through Sept. 29.

 Last year, volunteers planned and participated in over 400 service projects throughout West Virginia’s 55 counties — including highway clean-ups, food drives, and care packages for our troops. This year, our goal is to build upon 2012’s success.

 If we each dedicate ourselves for at least one day of giving during the Day to Serve effort, we can reinvigorate our communities, provide our families and friends with confidence. Our goal is simply to improve upon our Almost Heaven places in which we live, work and raise our families.

 Please visit my website, www.governor.wv.gov, to learn more about how you can develop a grassroots service project in your community. Your project may qualify for a Volunteer West Virginia mini-grant of up to $500.

 By matching our state pride with our unrivaled community spirit and compassion, I hope many fairgoers return home energized to make a difference in their hometowns. I believe, by sharing our time and talents with others, we can continue to strengthen our hometowns.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • 080414 FT science plume.jpg Rousing conclusion to summer reading program

    The Lively Family Amphitheater turned into one big science laboratory Tuesday.

     

    August 3, 2014 2 Photos

  • ee 1.jpg Energy Express makes impact on students’ lives

    Energy Express to him, Matt White says, is all about a “different experience.”

    July 24, 2014 2 Photos

  • maurices Fostering Self-Esteem

    The local Maurices is involved in a project aimed at making the school transition a little easier this fall for foster children in the area.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Children’s Health and Safety Fair scheduled for August 1

    Montgomery General Hospital and Dr. Traci Acklin have announced that the 2014 Children’s Health and Safety Fair will be held on Friday, Aug. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the hospital.

    July 21, 2014

  • Theater to hold auditions

    Open auditions are set for Tuesday and Thursday at the Historic Fayette Theater for the comedy/drama “Belongings”. Auditions will be held at the theater in Fayetteville at 7 p.m. each evening.

    July 21, 2014

  • asb carver 25 years and counting

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Taylor Made Free concert series

    The next free public concert in the Lively Family Amphitheater Summer Concert Series is a performance Saturday at 6 p.m. by popular band Taylor Made.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Energy Express open house set

    Energy Express, an award-winning summer reading program serving 35+ children in Fayette County, will host a free open house for members of the Beards Fork SALS community. The event takes place on Thursday, July 24, at 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    July 17, 2014

  • rhody1.jpg Stages of life

    July 14, 2014 3 Photos

  • thurmond depot.jpg Explore town’s rail heritage

    Discover what life was like in one of the New River Gorge’s most renowned towns as you join National Park Service rangers and Operation Lifesaver on Saturday, July 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to explore the historic railroad town of Thurmond.

    July 14, 2014 1 Photo