Brooke County community happenings

Beech Bottom cleanup set

BEECH BOTTOM – Beech Bottom residents and others are invited to participate in the village’s annual community cleanup at 10 a.m. April 12.

For information, call Becky Uhlly, chairman of the effort, at (304) 374-5336.

The cleanup is part of a statewide cleanup promoted by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Make It Shine program, in which volunteers have collected litter, removed discarded tires, planted flowers and have been involved in other beautification projects.

State officials reported more than 6,000 volunteers collected more than 400,000 pounds of litter and debris and cleaned 340 acres of park and along 114 miles of streams last year.

Beech Bottom has received the West Virginia Make It Shine Award for five consecutive years for its cleanup and other efforts.

Story hours in Follansbee

FOLLANSBEE – The Follansbee Branch Library will hold story hours for children, ages 25, and their caregivers at noon today and April 14, 21 and 28.

Children will enjoy a story, craft, games and a snack. Call (304) 527-0860 to register for the free program.

College holding art show

BETHANY – The Bethany College Visual and Performing Arts Department’s Faculty Art Show is continuing through April 14 at the Renner Art Gallery.

The show features work by Aaron Anslow, assistant professor of fine arts; Kenn Morgan, professor of fine arts; and Maggie Pearson, lecturer in visual arts.

A reception, where visitors may meet the artists, will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 12.

Church to sell lunches

WELLSBURG – Christ Episcopal Church at 1014 Main St. will be selling roast beef sandwich lunches from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday.

The cost is $6.50, which includes chips, beverage and a slice of Texas sheet cake. Individual sandwiches are $4.50. Take-out and delivery to local businesses and shut-ins are available by calling (304) 737-3432 after 8:30 a.m. that day.

Parents invited to group

WEIRTON – Parents of children 6 years old and under and expecting mothers are invited to the next Parents as Teachers program offered by the Brooke-Hancock Family Resource Network at 6 p.m. Thursday at the FRN’s office at 371 New York Blvd.

Norm Schwertfeger of the Brooke County West Virginia University Extension Service will show how to make an eco-friendly flowerpot that can be used to grow assorted vegetables and spices. There also will be a demonstration on making your own baby wipes and a free book and Earth Day coloring bags for children.

Veterans park group plans events

WELLSBURG – The Brooke County Veterans Memorial Park Foundation made plans for its upcoming dinner dance and Memorial Day services during its quarterly meeting at the Brooke Hills Park Clubhouse.

President Ryan Weld presided over the meeting.

The annual Veteran of the Year Dinner Dance will be held May 10 at the Wellsburg Banquet Hall. Final plans are in the works and more information will be announced.

Plans for a Memorial Day service, on May 26 at the park, also were discussed. Details will be announced.

Annual expenses for maintenance of the park and plans to offer a scholarship to a graduating Brooke High School senior also were discussed.

Weld welcomed two new members, Margie Ferrari and Jack Zwicker.

Member Janice McFadden provided refreshments.