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May 23, 1975

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the 'f the founding of of Glenvitle activities. and will be anniversary with the was organized June 29. .F to t850, when the founders met in the local courthouse. The original founders were Deacon James Cather, Preston Pew, Jasper J. Arnold, Metinda Cather, Jane E. Pew, Wilham B. Holbert, and Mary Stout. Their first minister was Rev. John Woofter. For the first few years, services ,5" were held in the courthouse and in Temperance Hall, located across Court St. on the site (late) of the C.M Bennett home, now a part of the site of GSC's Picken's Hall, named for Miss Pickens, A church building was started on the site of the present church in 1859, but completion was delayed by the Civil War. Most of the present building has been in use for over 60 years. Additions have been made from time to time. Some 40 years ago, the main body of the church was raised and a basement built to bring the main floor above Little Kanawha River flood levels. The 125th anniversary program will begin with Church school at 9:45. At 10:55, the Rev. Dr. William G. Farmer, will be the principal speaker at the morning worship services. Following these services, a luncheon will be served in the church social room. The afternoon session will begin at 1:45 with the Roy. John Lares of the First Baptist Church, Weston as the featured speaker. Miss Pearl Pickens and her historical committee will present their history of the church. There will also be music by the Gilmer County ttigh Sch(~l choir and an orchestra composed of church members. At 3:30 the congregation and visitors will go to Cedar Creek State Park for games, fellowship, a pic- nic and vesper services. The Roy. Clyde West of Grantsville will conduct the.vesper services. During the day, historical exhibits will be on display in the education building, the former Dr. Waitman T. Smith home. A number of committees are at work preparing for the celebration. Kenneth Harbour is general chairman. He and Roy. J.E. Salter, pastor, have sent letters of invitation to attend to all known members, friends, and former pastors. These latter include the Reverends Lon Marks. William Moreford. Gilbert Moore, David Kidd, W.E. Davies, Charles Scott. Cornelius DeBlock. and Clyde West. The public is invited to attend the ceremony. The following committee have been working during recent weeks: Program Kenneth Harbour and Roy. Slater; church history, Hazel Gerwig, Pearl Pickens, Mary Davidson and Jessie Luzader; food. Lois Harbour, and Pearl Pickens. Linda Stricldand and James Pritt; decorations, Lorene Hardman. Evelyn Hardman, Colleen Collins and Terry Fox; publicity, Garnett Taylor and Edna White. May 22, 1975 "11~e Glenvflle Democrat/PathGnder 7 Kanawha Union Bank Annual Stockholders meeting will be held June 3, 1975 at 10 A.M. in Banking Rooms of the Dynamic Knockout Your Town's Problems Political Advertising ,I , Va. Phone462-7660 LICENSED MORTICIANS Pros, M. Stephen Strickland ? Siding? Additions? New Construction? Roofing? HIGH Prices? YOU NEED ME/ Auburn Builders. Inc. AMlurn, W. Va. 26325 Ph. 349.2573 No Obligation 22nd thru 31st WITH THIS COUPON 2otio. m-/o Weslm Servke OlkSt Pkone 269-a-JO0 Mrs. Sarah Madge Roberts, 74, a descendant of area pioneer settlers, has been elected Gilmer County Belle for the State Folk Festival by members of the county's home demonstration clubs. Mrs. Roberts will be one of approximately 40 belles in the festival which will be held here June 19-22. Born in the old Dekalb district, Mrs. Roberts lives on a 336-acre farm purchased by her late husband Sam, a cattle farmer and oil well driller, who died in 1948. One of her sons, Bobby Roberts, operates the family farm, including the well-known riding stable. She is a member of the Kanawha Drive Community Extension Homema- kers Club, which nominated her. The club will host a dinner for all festival belles June 20, 6 p.m. at the Gilmer County Recreation Center. "I was completely surprised when Rosabell Gainer told me I was chosen belle." said Mrs. Roberts when contacted at her home. "I haven't picked out the material for my dres yet, but I'm going to make it myself, including a bonneL just like one my mother homemade dresses and bonnets of early 19th century style during festival activities. And Mrs. Roberts should have no trouble piecing her festival wardrobe together. Sewing and designing dresses is her hobby, along with embroidering, quilting and reading. When asked why Mrs. Roberts had been elected belle, her club president, Nancy Barton exclaimed: "Why she's been in our community all her life; she's a natural." Mrs. Roberts, or Madge as she prefers to be called, wont to grade school in Dekalb. near the mouth of Cedar Creek about eight miles below Glenville on Rt. 5. Her father operated a store and post office there and she worked as postmistress there for five years during the early 1930's. "Dekalb wasn't much. only the Sarah Madge Roberts store and three or four famihes," she said. "My mother's family were Pickens and my father's family Bells, and I believe they came here quite a long time ago from Tucker and Harrison counties," she said. former at Pisgah United Methodist Church. In addition to Bobby. she has two other sons, John Paul of Ravenswood, and Reggie, an employee of Equitable Gas Co. who lives at the mouth of Leading Creek. Mrs. Roberts also has eight grandchildren and one great grand- child. That's what the cost of a Bank Auto Loan is. Come see how much you can save by financing your next car here. Glenville, W.Va. Member FDIC Store Hou O to O DadJy 12 to 6 Sunday P miles West of PARKER$BURG , 555--one mile off Routes 7 and 50 Phone (614) 989.2310 on Route ONE OF THE LARGEST FESTIVALS IN THE U.S.A. THIS YEAR. 6tk, 7th, 8th. 200 ACRES OF FREE PARKING AND PLENTy OF GOOD FISHING -- SO COME AND SPEND FEATURED IN THIS BOYS FRANK NECESSARY EAGLE MT. 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