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Page 2A -- The (;Icnviilc Democrat -- Thursday, June 18, 2009 ii!~iiiii!iiii;!!!!~i;iiiiiiili!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii~iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii¸~¸/i:i iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii COMMENDATIONS TO THE LIONS CLUB -- As a community service, especially for the entertainment of our youngsters and their families, the Lions Club of Glenville annually sponsors a colorful carnival. It took place at the Foodland Plaza area from Thurs.-Sat., May 28-30. Many families had a wonderful time at this Lions Club's community function. And, like always, and as one can see in this picture, the Lions Club's famous "Hot Dogs" could be purchased during the carnival. (Staff photos on this page by Dave Corcoran, Sr.) TOURS OF TH E HISTORIC HOLT HOUSE-- At the Thurs., May 28,-luncheon meeting of the Gilmer County Historical Society, the members discussed what the Society would be doing for the Folk Festival during the Thurs.-Sat., June 18-21 event. Like last year, the Robin Pennybaker (center), who will be dressed in different period dresses from Thursday through Saturday, will be leading the tours of the Historic Holt House, the home of Mrs. Helen Holt Mollohan, the mother of U.S. Congressman Alan Mollohan (Dem.-1 st. District-WV). Encouraging her in this endeavor are her grandmother, Karen Pennybaker (left), and Historical Society President, Marion Reed. NEED FOR 'HIGH WATER' BRIDGE -- On Sun. afternoon, June 6, after the rain was steady and drizzly on the previous Friday and Saturday, the Little Kanawha River rose enough to flood over the Low Water Bridge at the Mouth of Cedar Creek. Here, a local farmer tries to move the debris off of the bridge, so that when the water would recede, it would be passable to vehicular traffic• This bridge has been a subject of controversy of late, but a new, higher one is slated to be constructed in 2010. This improvement will allow John Kasubato develop an airport, residential area, and light manufacturing park on the old Bobby Gene Roberts' Farm. A CHANCE TO CHAT -- Richard Reed, of Glenville, and Dave Brown, of Troy, use the Historical Societyls monthly luncheon and meeting in order to solve the problems of the world, not to forget the United States and Gilmer County. And they can get into some pretty serious conversations. The Society's members also participate in a "Show & Tell" on a different historical subject at each monthly meeting, in addition to sometimes having a speaker. i!iii!!i ,::::::::: :::::::::: .... : iiiiiiiiiiii RECRUITABLE COMMUNITIES UPDATE-- Nancy Melton (second from left), the State's Rural Communities Grant (RCG) coordinator for the state's Economic Development Office, was =n town recently, assessing the • progress that Glenvilte is making, relative to the WVU Design Team's visit. Many ideas were voiced at the two Design Team's meetings, so Ms. Melton just wanted to see how Glenville is attempting to improve itself. The Design Team mapped out a plan for revitalizing and beautifying downtown Glenville, including the placement of better signage to get to local tourist sites and the college, the need to replace the sidewalks downtown, and to create parks in POSTMASTER: Send address Corrections to: :::: i The Glenville Democrat PO Box 458 • 108 North Court Street- Glenville, WV 26351 Phone (304) 462-7309 • Fax (304) 462-7300o glenvillenews@gt:~aiLcom ;::: website: - Updated ASAP Available by Subscription Only. Price: =23.22 (tax included) in Gilmer County. Price: =29.68 (tax included) in West Virginia. = Price: 33.00 (no tax required) for Out-of-State Subscribers. We cannot accept subscriptions for less than six months. VISA/MasterCard accepted. I the Nettle's Lot and atthe Old Ford Garage section. Participating in the recent community sessions were from left to right: Brandon Carman, RCG staff; (Ms. Melton); Sheree Henderson, Gitmer's RCG liaison and Minnie Hamilton Health System outreach coordinator; Ron Eck, a retired WVU engineering professor ancl Glenville RCG group leader; and John Bennett, Glenville's mayor. Mr. Eck said, "There is great optimism that the community will move forward." He also stressed that Glenville and Gilmer County exude many strengths, notably having friendly and helpful people, a vibrant Oil & Gas Industry, Glenville State College, and the West Virginia State Folk Festival. In conclusion, he advised the local Recruitable Communities volunteers to continue their efforts to improve the city and county's appearance. A CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST FOR THE FOLK FESTIVAL m As a fund-raiser for the Society, members decided to sponsor a Continental Breakfast from 8-to-10 a.m. on the Friday and Saturday of Folk Festival week. The light breakfast can be purchased at the Society's Annex, just off of East Main Street and behind the Holt House, in the Old Senior Center Building. Here, President Marion (Mrs. Richard) Reed (standing, left) explains the fund-raiser to the members. In addition, and during the day, the Society will sell its old- fashioned Ammonia Cookies and Sassafras Tea to the thirsty crowd, as they walk up and down East Main Street, taking in all of the events and vendors. To join the Gilmer County Historical Society, call Marion at 304-462-4002. Everyone's welcome!