New River Humane Society last week acknowledged the Oak Hill Animal Hospital for sponsoring a program to benefit the animals cared for at the Fayette County Animal Control Center. Their efforts started in October and continued until just before Christmas. They enlisted the help of the community by asking for donations of food, pet items and cleaning supplies. With each donation brought to the Oak Hill Animal Hospital, the donor would be eligible for a drawing of gifts, meals and trips, donated by individuals and businesses. The response was outstanding. Items received were cat and dog food, fleece blankets, cat litter, litter pans, beds, bowls, several handmade pet size quilts and monetary donations. The hospital has plans to make this an annual event. Surrounded by donations to the animal shelter are Tara Neely, Dr. Mindy Osborne and David King. New River Humane Society depends on those who care to help volunteers do the work they do of caring for the animals coming into the center. A hardy thank you to Oak Hill Animal Hospital, the businesses, the public and all that help for being among those that care. Donations may be made by mail to Fayette County Animal Control Center, PO Box 955, 513 Shelter Rd., Fayetteville, WV 25840.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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Murder, buried treasure, ghosts on stage at HFT
This July will have you seeing spirits, but please don’t fear. Come and find out what the mystery is all about at the Historic Fayette Theater, as Patsy Shrewsbury, in her directorial debut, brings the light-hearted play, “The Contrite Spirit,” to the stage July 11-12, 18-19, 25-26 at 8 p.m. and July 27 at 2 p.m.
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