News from Colliers

Trappers elect officers

The Northern Panhandle Trappers Association met recently at the Colliers Fire Hall, and officers for the upcoming year were elected.

Tim Cain will serve as president with Jason Long as vice president; Charles Dulaney as secretary; and John McNicholas as the club state representative.

Dec. 16 was the date set for the annual holiday dinner to be held at the Colliers Fire Hal, beginning at 5 p.m. Members and their friends and family are invited and asked to bring a covered dish.

There will be no regular meeting held in december because of the dinner.

Costumes announced

Winners in the costume contest sponsored by the Colliers Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary were: ages 0-2, Lily White, Charles Lyons and Leighton and Owen Williams; ages 3-5, Cadence Kness and Destiny Brewer; ages 6-9, Kelsey Kness, Braden Stevic and Brayden Owen; 10-teens, Abby Fabian, Dominic Sacrapani and Leah Richards; and adults, Jennifer Brynner, Angela Stevens and Ronda and Gary Sanner.

Prizes were awarded to the winners.

The ladies auxiliary will sponsor a Christmas party for Colliers community children. It will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Dec. 9 at the fire hall. Children will receive gifts and treats along with a visit from Santa.

Tug-of-War participants

The Colliers students who were participants in the Tug-of-War contest were Nicolette Horstin, Noah Bubeck, Landon Tibbs, Elijah Lanigan, Isaac Lanigan, Lyla VanHorn and Shyla Tibbs.

PTA holds meeting

The Colliers Primary School PTA met recently with President Chrissy Carbasho presiding. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by the pupils.

Principal Jo Ellen Connolly gave reports on test scores, Johnny Appleseed Day, the Barnhill animal visit, the open house and craft show and the pictures by Action images.

The school has been named a 2017 National Blue ribbon School, the first Brooke County school to be nominated.

Officers for the year were introduced with Carbasho serving as president; Darcey Stanley, first vice president; Traci Ensminger, second vice president; Penny Foose, treasurer; and Kristen Dulaney, secretary.

The students and staff of the school planned a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School community celebration for Nov. 21.

The PTA’s proposed budget was approved.

Room count was won by Foose’s class.

Refreshments were served following the meeting.