Board of Education — The Fayette County Board of Education will meet as follows: Tuesday, Jan. 8 — regular meeting, BOE office, Fayetteville, 6 p.m.; and Tuesday, Jan. 22 — BOE office, Fayetteville, 6 p.m.
Oak Hill Lions Club — The Oak Hill Lions Club meets each Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Scout Cabin, City Park, Oak Hill. For more information, call 304-574-2836.
Oak Hill Rotary — The Oak Hill Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at noon at the LifeBridge Fellowship Hall in East End Oak Hill. Call 304-640-1497 for more information. The first Tuesday of each month is Business Meeting day, and each following Tuesday has a member program scheduled, with guests invited to visit.
Southern Cross Chapter, UDC — The Southern Cross Chapter #2001 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy meets the third Saturday of each month at noon for luncheon and meeting, alternating between Oak Hill and Beckley. For information and location of the meeting, call Earldine Robinson at 304-575-0905 or Joan Dickerson at 304-574-0692.
Cancer Support Group — The Fayette County Cancer Support Group meets the first Monday of each month (excluding holidays, then meetings are held the second Monday) from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Summit at Hidden Valley, 438 23rd Street, Oak Hill (next to Hidden Valley Nursing Home). Call Ann Perry at 304-465-1224.
Vandalia Garden Club — Vandalia Garden Club meets the fourth Tuesday of the month from March through November at the Fayetteville United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall at 12:30 p.m. Prospective members are welcome.
EMT Basic Class (124 hour) — An EMT Basic Class (124 hour) class has been scheduled for the Mt. Hope Fire Department, Mount Hope. The organizational meeting is Jan. 8 at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact RESA I, 400 Neville Street, Beckley, WV 25801; 304-256-4712, ext. 1107 or 1108.
MTA — The Mountain Transit Authority will be closed Dec. 31-Jan. 1 for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Regular operations will resume Wednesday, Jan. 2. Schedule information can be obtained by calling 304-872-5872.
Places to Go/Things to Do
Gospel Sing — The 8th annual New Year Community Benefit Gospel Sing will be held Saturday, Jan. 5, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Summersville Baptist Church, Main Street, Summersville. Although admission is free, everyone is requested to please bring a non-perishable food item that will be donated to The Salvation Army food pantry in Summersville. Also, a love offering will be received and donated to the Richwood and Summersville Ministerial Associations’ community needs funds. Singing God’s praises will be Dana Thomas and Jennifer Gatewood from Summersville, Hands of Worship from Canvas, The Pomeroys from Richwood, the Deal Brothers from Craigsville and the Faith Harmony Boys from Charleston. The 8th annual New Year Community Benefit Gospel Sing is presented by REACH By FAITH Ministries.
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