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SOUP AND SANDWICH SALE - The Calhoun County Historical Society will be sponsoring a soup and sandwich luncheon on Friday, March 27 from 11:00 to 2:00 at the History Center Museum in Grantsville. A variety of soups and sandwiches will be available for purchase.

BINGO FUNDRAISER - Amish-Made Baskets, Primitive Decor, and Pampered Chef Bingo. Saturday, March 28 at the Gilmer County Recreation Center in Glenville. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Games begin at 6:00 p.m. 20 games for a $20 donation. 21st game available at the door. Raffle, Silent Auction, 50/50 tickets and concessions. Purchase tickets at Gil-Co Faith Pharmacy, Glenville Foodland, Fred's Country Store in Normantown, Normantown Elementary School students or contact Mary Beth Sauer at 304-364-5768 or Robin Bourn at 304-364-4392 Sponsored by Normantown Elementary Schoo1 PTO.

"FRIENDS HELPING FRIENDS" GIVING BACK BENEFIT - A benefit for Colleen and Jim Sullivan will be Sunday, March 29th at the Calhoun County Committee on Aging-Grantsville Senior Center, beginning at 11 a.m. Colleen was transferred from Camden Clark in Parkersburg to Ross Heart Hospital at Ohio State University where they will perform heart valve replacement. All proceeds will go toward medical expenses, continued doctor appointments, and travel expenses. Jim and Colleen have given to our community many times volunteering endless hours for different organizations, programs, and organizing benefits for those in need. A gofundme account has been set up on Facebook for those unable to attend the benefit. Menu will be Jim's chicken recipe (Carl Ballengee) and Loren, baked potato, green beans, tea, lemonade, water, dessert. Jason Nettles will auctioneer which will begin approximately 1:00 p.m. The benefit is coordinated by local hospital employees and the group of "Friends Helping Friends" for neighbors in need. Anyone wishing to donate food or auction items, please contact Liz Ferrell 304-354-9474 or 304-786-4637, Judy Powell 304-488-7679, Lynn Williams, Kim Church, Crystal Brewer, Deb King, Chris Ballengee, or Donna LaGrone. An account has been set up for Colleen and Jim Sullivan at Calhoun Banks in Grantsville, WV. Their home address is 534 Hidden Valley, Smithville, WV 26178

VFW LADIES AUXILIARY FUNDRAISER - The Ladies Auxiliary of Grantsville VFW Post 5959 will be having a Hot Dog, Baked Goods and an Indoor Yard Sale on Friday, April 3rd, beginning at 11 a.m. at the VFW Post on Mill Street, Grantsville.

LONGABERGER BASKET & 31 GIFTS BENEFIT BINGO - For cancer patient, Crystal Hawkins. Saturday, April 4th at the Newton Community Building, Newton WV. Doors open at 5 p.m. Bingo starts 6 p.m. $25 per ticket. 2 bingos per game (1 basket and 1 31 Gifts item) There will be door prize drawings, special game, shape games, raffles, silent auction, concessions with baked goods. Donations appreciated. For questions or to donate contact Connie Engle 304-565-3802; Crystal Hawkins 304-532-7996; or Audrey Engle 681-205-1990.

LIONS CLUB BINGO - Grantsville Lions Club, 103 Stump Street will have their regular Bingo, Saturday, April 4, and the first Saturday night of each month, starting at 6:00 p.m. Refreshments available with lots of fun and fellowship. Proceeds from these fund raising events go back into the community, in the form of Scholarships for students desiring to further their education, our Vision Program (for those needing vision care) and many other worthy causes.

SHOOTING MATCH - The Central WV Riding Club will be holding a shooting match at Holly Gray Park on Saturday, April 11. The shoot will begin at 10:00 a.m. There will be 12 and 16 gauge matches (no modified guns) for 5 hams, 5 turkeys and 10 money rounds. There will also be a .22 money shoot at the end of the match for anyone interested in participating. All proceeds will benefit the Tiffany Jackson Memorial Scholarship Fund. For more information call (304)364-5576 or (304)364-2273.

FOUR PERSON GOLF SCRAMBLE - At Mingo Bottom Golf Club, 238 Wells Lock Road, Elizabeth WV, sponsored by Relay For Life of Wirt County, Saturday, April 25. Registration 9 a.m. - Shotgun start 10 a.m. Entry fee $45 per person includes green fees, cart, breakfast and lunch. Prizes for 1st and 2nd place teams - Prizes for special games. Register by calling Mingo Bottom 304-275- 3378. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

2ND ANNUAL RIDE FOR THE CURE - Sponsored by Relay Minions - Relay For Life Team of Wirt County, Saturday, May 9. Registration starting at 10:30 a.m. at Joyce & Teds, Rt. 47 Walker, WV. Last bike/vehicle out by 12-noon. Dice run with prizes for highest and lowest score! Prizes awarded at last stop. Raffle and 50/50. Entry is $15.00 per person, $20 per couple. Dinner included in price. Everyone welcome‘rain or shine’. All street legal vehicles. For more info contact Nancy 304-482-5129 or Tracy at 304-588-8530. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Wirt County.

THIRTY-ONE & KNIFE BINGO - The Pleasant Hill Crusaders Relay for Life Team will host their annual Longaberger, Thirty-One and Knife Bingo at the Arnoldsburg Community Building on Saturday, May 16th. Doors open at 5 pm, Bingo starts at 6 pm. Call for Early Bird Tickets, $20.00 to 304-354-7484, 304-481-8031 or 304-354-6579. There will be a Marshall Quilt Raffle, Picnic Set Raffle, a Silent Auction, Concessions and Door Prizes. 20 Games for $20.00. Come have a great time and help us find a cure for Cancer!

EASTER BASKET RAFFLE - Calhoun Relay for Life team, the Rainbow Troop is selling raffle tickets for the Easter Basket (shown above) The basket is valued over $200, and is on display at Hersman's Pit Stop at Mt. Zion. Tickets are $1.00 each or six for $5.00. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. Contact Donna LaGrone (The Pit Stop) 304-266-2500, Melissa Falls (Sheriff's Office) 304-542-9942 or Angela Powell at Grantsville Gino's.

LONGABERGER BASKET BINGO - At the Arnoldsburg Community Building, Saturday, May 2. Doors open at 5 p.m. Play starts at 6:00 p.m. $20.00 a ticket - Minimum of 20 games. All proceeds will go to the Calhoun Christmas Connection, to ensure that all children in Calhoun County will have a Merry Christmas. For more information or to purchase early bird tickets call the FRN 304-354-7177; Barb McKown 304-354-9700 ext 1235; Donna Richards 304-354-6776 or Jean Simers 304-354-7315.

AFGHAN RAFFLE - Relay for Life team, Shannon's Shining Stars is selling raffle tickets for this beautiful handmade afghan. Tickets are $1.00 each or six for $5.00. All proceeds go to the American cancer society. Please see Pam Davis at Family Dollar, Ricky & Meloney Davis at 304-354-0091, Shannon Davis at 304-701-0242 or Billy Holbert at Glenville Foodland or Teddy Holbert.

QUILT RAFFLE - The Calhoun County Committee on Aging is raffling tickets for a handmade "Trip Around the World" quilt (see above) The Queen size quilt top was pieced by Lela White and hand quilted by the CCCOA Quilters. Proceeds will go to CCCOA Seniors. Tickets are being sold for $1 each or 6 for $5. Purchasing can be done at the CCCOA in Grantsville (Monday-Friday, 7:30 am to 3:30 pm) or by mailing order to PO Box 619, Grantsville, WV 26147 (include a self-addressed envelope) Drawing on Wednesday, May 8th at 11 am (need not be present to win). Thank you for supporting the CCCOA Quilters in this fundraiser.

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