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Get ready for a scary good time

GRAFTON—It that time of year again for ghosts, goblins and things that go bump in the night, and that means it’s also time for Grafton’s Trunk or Treat and the annual All Aboard Grafton Haunted House. This year’s Trunk or Treat will happen Saturday October 26 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the parking lot behind the Mother’s Day Shrine. There is a limit of 24 parking spaces available so please contact Breanna Collins at 304-203-8980 if you plan to hand out candy.

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Penny Wars Against Polio beings today

PRUNTYTOWN—Rotarians talked to the students at the Taylor County Middle School about the worldwide effort to eradicate polio and how they could have fun while making history. Each homeroom was provided a 5-gallon water bottle for their pennies.

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Sandy Pals 4-H inducts new club officers during year opening meeting

FELLOWSVILLE—The beginning of the new 2019-2020 4-H year began for Sandy Pals 4-H Club with the installation of new club officers by Assistant Leader Diane Hamilton. Accepting the offices of President to lead the club were Lyndsay Bucklew and Vice-President Gavin Jennings.

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Rotary Students of the Month recognized

GRAFTON—On October 16, Rotary’s First Student of the Month for 2019-2020 school year luncheon was held at Grafton High School. The ProStart Class taught by Bonnie Woods prepared and served an Italian themed lunch.

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TCMS students get treated to tastes of the world

PRUNTYTOWN—Students at Taylor County Middle School had the opportunity to learn about the Spanish culture in a tasty way. Last week, Taylor County Middle School Spanish Teacher Blanca Skaggs treated her students to some authentic food from Mexico. The students ate homemade quesadillas and punch, and also had the opportunity to try tamales. A tamale is a traditional Mesoamerican dish, probably from modern-day Mexico, made of masa or dough, which is steamed in a corn husk or banana leaf. Tamales can be filled with meats, cheeses, fruits, vegetables, chilies or any preparation according to taste, and both the filling and the cooking liquid may be seasoned.

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Bearcat Sugar Rush sure to get kids revved up for Halloween

GRAFTON—Grafton High School will be welcoming ghosts, ghouls, goblins and witches to the school to offer them some sweet treats during their second annual Bearcat Sugar Rush. The event is sure to bring in another crowd as the school opens their doors on Wednesday, October 30 for the annual event. The sugar rush is an indoor trick-or-treating experiences for children, allowing them a safe place to gather treats, out of the elements.

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Grafton Walmart makes contribution to Project HOP2E

Through Walmart’s Volunteerism Always Pays (VAP) Program employees from Grafton Walmart were able to present President of Project HOP2E Mike Thrush with a check for $1,000.

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FES to host fun, free Fall Fest

FLEMINGTON—Fall is here, and one local school will be holding a free, fun family event this weekend. Flemington Elementary School will be holding their annual Fall Fest on Saturday, October 19, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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GHS students learn about stream life through annual STTW field day

TAYLOR COUNTY—On Thursday, October 10th, 2019, the Grafton High School Science students attended the annual field day hosted by Save the Tygart Watershed Association (STTW). Supporting the project were representatives from the WVDEP, “Experience Learning” from Spruce Knob, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Fellowsville-Laurel Mountain Watershed Association, and several members of STTW.

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ATV/UTV ride to benefit veterans and their service to their country

TAYLOR COUNTY—Looking to go for a side-by-side or 4-wheeler ride this weekend? If so, why not ride for an important cause. On Saturday, October 19, The American Legion Riders of Post 31 Shinnston will be hosting a side-by-side poker run on October the 19, in Grafton.

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Day of play and celebration held at Castle Creek Playground

GRAFTON—On Thursday, the community came together for a day of play and celebration at Castle Creek Playground. Pre-K students from Little Feet Daycare and Preschool got to experience the new learning trail on the beautiful fall day. Little Feet Daycare and Preschool owner Julie Dowdy shared that they were very excited to be at the playground for their first field trip of the year.

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Special dinner being held at Adaland to support young man diagnosed with bone cancer

PHILIPPI—Trey Louzy is an 11-year-old boy with a love of life. Unfortunately, he was diagnosed with bone cancer in his leg and is currently being treated at WVU Children’s Hospital. Trey has already had surgery and has been recovering from a prior surgery he has had and has a long road ahead of him at such a young age. This young man will have more encounters along with chemo through his young journey. He will be going for surgery in a few days again.

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WTES welcomes fall with annual day of fundraising fun

FLEMINGTON— If you’re looking for a fun family activity to celebrate fall, then look no further. West Taylor Elementary School will host its annual Fall Festival, Saturday, October 19. The event is scheduled from noon to 4:00 p.m., and this family fun event is open to the public. Admission to the event is free, but tokens are required for the games and some of the activities.

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October proclaimed Domestic Violence Awareness Month

GRAFTON—During a recent Taylor County Commission meeting, a proclamation was read to help raise awareness and break the cycle of domestic violence. Commissioner Tony Veltri read a proclamation declaring the month of October to be Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Taylor County.

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New Poppy royalty crowned to represent VFW Post 3081

GRAFTON—The VFW Auxiliary 3081 crowned their Poppy King and Queen Tuesday night at a ceremony held with friends and family of the court. The Poppy King and Queen are recommended by the auxiliary based on veteran affiliation. They will represent the VFW during the annual Buddy Poppy Campaign and ride in the Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day parades. The red poppy, which became associated with those killed during war in a poem written by Col. John McCrae of Canada. The poem, “In Flander’s Field,” describes blowing red fields among the fallen.

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Woman’s Club of Grafton annual car show to take place Saturday

GRAFTON—The Woman’s Club of Grafton is busy finalizing plans for their annual Car Show. The Woman’s Club is teaming up with Walmart for the show because both organizations support the Children’s Miracle Network at WVU Children’s and proceeds from the show will be donated to the hospital.

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Presenting the gospel through song

TAYLOR COUNTY—A well-known gospel music signing group will be making their way to the community to entertain residents and guests, while spreading the word of God. The First Baptist Church of Grafton is pleased to announce that The Gospel Harmony Boys will be hosting a special performance at the church, located on Route 119 South just outside of Grafton, at 2034 Webster Pike. The show is set for Sunday, October 20, beginning at 7:00 p.m. “We are planning a wonderful time of praise, celebration, fellowship and just plain fun with this nationally known group,” a church representative shared.

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