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Lots Going On Locally This Month

By Staff | Nov 10, 2015

A few things are going to happen this month besides Veterans Day and Thanksgiving that a lot of people don’t know too much about. The first thing I want to talk about is the New Martinsville Parks and Recreation is having a Alzheimer’s Walk on Sunday, Nov. 15 at Hydro Drive in New Martinsville.

The walk is in honor and remembrance of those affected by Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. My great grandmother and grandmother both had Alzheimer’s, as well as some aunts and uncles, and now my mother has early stages of dementia.

Alzheimer’s is a cruel disease and if you are free that Sunday afternoon, I would appreciate if you can come down to the Hydro and walk for a cure just like the Relay For Life for cancer.

The only difference this walk isn’t all day or all night it will only last about an hour or less. Please register at the New Martinsville City Building. There is a $15 registration fee, and will include a tee-shirt.

Also on Nov. 21, at the Mollohan Center at the 4-H Camp grounds there is a night of the dance and a Christmas Tree auction sponsored by the Wetzel County Chamber of Commerce at 7 p.m.

This is not a formal affair, so if your available come support the dance and Christmas tree auction. The cost is $25 a couple or $15 a person. They have loads of activities planned, with old fashion dance music from Dugger. They will also have a Ugly Sweater Contest, 50/50 drawing, silent auction and door prizes.

Chamber President Don Riggenbach will shave his head if 100 people attend this event. That would be intersting in itself.

The proceeds from this event will go to Bags of Bounty, Catholic Charities of WV, Ester Crumbly, Open Door Ministries and Helping Hand Food Pantry.

To purchase tickets you can get them at the chamber office, at the door of the event, or online. For any further information, call 304-455-3825.