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Three to be inducted Feb. 2 in

New Cumberland Hall of Fame

NEW CUMBERLAND — The New Cumberland Hall of Fame will hold an induction ceremony on Feb. 2 at the New Cumberland Christian Church on Court Street, beginning at 1 p.m.

There are three inductees each year — one living, one deceased and a recipient of the Spirit of Scouting Award, which is based on the person’s involvement in Scouting.

The inductees for 2020 are: Tom Kessel; the late Marsh Webster; and Jody Franczek, the Spirit of Scouting.

The ceremony will include a reception honoring the new inductees. The public is invited to the celebration.

Thirty years ago, the New Cumberland Hall of Fame was an Eagle Scout project for Rob Stanley, who believed that people of the community who volunteered to help in any way without recognition should be recognized for their good deeds.

Since this was a Boy Scout project, the ceremony is held on Boy Scout Sunday, which is annually observed on the first Sunday in February.

The candidates for this honor are secured by public nomination. Citizens are asked to write a personal letter nominating a person of New Cumberland based on: (1) the particular part they played in the community, religious, civic service, business, or educational role; (2) the length of service in the community; and (3) the moral integrity of each awardee will be of important consideration.

The list of nominees is kept from year to year with additions added each year, an event spokesperson explained. At the October meeting the committee and all past inductees vote on the next year’s inductees.

Nominations for 2021 may be made by contacting any member of the committee or Rick Greenwood, chairman.

The New Cumberland Hall of Fame operates mainly on donations. Anyone wishing to make a donation can mail it to Joyce Frain, P. O. Box 851, New Cumberland, WV 26047.

Hancock County Newview Club

makes monthly lessons plans

NEW CUMBERLAND — The Hancock County Community Educational Outreach Service, Newview Club, will hold its next meeting, weather permitting, on Feb. 6 at the Hancock County Senior Center. It is open to the public.

Attending the lesson and meeting is free, but the normal senior center fee of $5 will apply to those wanting lunch.

Topics for February and the months to come include:

– February: “Covered Bridges of West Virginia,” presented by Janet Keller;

– March: “How to Get the Most From Your Air Fryer,” presented by Louanne Huff

– April: “Tai Chi For Health,” presented by Betty Wagner, and

– May: “Famous Trees and What Makes Them Famous,” presented by Virginia Lawrence.

For February, members will collect fleece throws to be turned into reusable beds for cats and dogs at the Hancock County Animal Shelter. They also will seek donations of used sheets, towels, pillow cases, etc., to be used in the sick room at the shelter. Such items must be disposed of after use to prevent the spread of illness, so there is an ongoing need for them. For information, contact the shelter at (304) 387-4102.

Other upcoming projects will include collecting items for the baby safety shower, collecting items to benefit the county’s homeless population and planting a tree in observance of Arbor Day.

Teacups displayed at library

WELLSBURG — This month the Brooke County Library’s display case features teacups collected by Tiffany Grimm. The library welcomes unique collections for display there each month. Those interested should call (304) 737-1551.


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