NORMANTOWN NEWS - By Lisa Hayes-Minney

Normantown Historical Community Center had a successful, well- run emergency box give out May 8th. The volunteers consisted of firemen and the regular volunteers. They did something extra this time by supplying a supplemental box of NHCC-purchased food for the recipients, increasing the amount of food given. The had 142 families pass through for food, representing 223 family members.

NHCC will be seeing a different program next month since Mountaineer Food Bank is beginning an "In this Together Food Box" distribution. These are on a limited basis and the boxes will contain 10-12 food items. They will be adding the NHCC box to the In This Together box. Thanks to everyone for their help.

A special thanks to Calhoun Banks and to Parkersburg Area Community Foundation for contributions to purchase food and to fund operations of the Normantown Historical Community Center Food Pantry. The pantry averages nearly 100 families each month. NHCC was recently awarded a $2000 grant to assist with the operation of its pantry by Kroger Company. These donations are greatly appreciated.

Donations to NHCC can be made online at or mailed to NHCC, 3031 Hackers Creek Road, Jane Lew 26378, c/o Margaret. Donkey Basketball has been rescheduled for October 17th, 2020.

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