Upcoming Events

CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

We’re approximately 1/3 of the way through the 2017 edition of the Christmas Festival of Lights, and we’ve passed the 2,000 mark in total cars passing through the park. At this rate, we will once more challenge the 6,000 total that we achieved last year. If you haven’t had a chance to visit this year’s Festival, you really need to take a few minutes to drive through. With 150 displays, there’s sure to be at least one that suits just about everyone. Through the generosity of the Hampshire County Commission, the HCP&R Board, and many businesses and individuals throughout the area, the Festival has exploded over the past four years. We have grown from 24 light displays in 2013 to over 150 displays this year. We’ve added three new songs to the playlist for our musical display this year. When you enter the park, simply tune your car or truck radio to a specific frequency and then watch our musical display flash to the beat of some of your favorite Christmas tunes, which will be playing through your radio. We’ve also added a new Santa display that features old Saint Nick and his reindeer flying across the middle of the park. The Festival is open daily from 5:00 until 10:00 p.m. from now through New Year’s Day, so make yourself a reminder to go out and enjoy this special Christmas tradition. What could be better than driving through a wonderland of lights in the warmth and comfort of your own vehicle while listening to some of your favorite Christmas songs playing through your radio, all absolutely free of charge? Now that’s a deal I know you don’t want to pass up!

 

WALK TO BE FIT

Our Walk To Be Fit Program is over for 2017. In all, we had over 100 walkers participate in the program, and 60 of them earned at least one prize for reaching one of our milestones. We wish to thank our corporate sponsors, FNB Bank and the Hampshire Wellness and Fitness Center. Without their help, Walk To Be Fit wouldn’t be possible. Congratulations go out to our four Grand Prize winners. Jean Genua, a participant every year since the program started, won the biggest prize, a one-night stay for two at beautiful Capon Springs Resort. Karina Gray walked off with the handcrafted wood chest that was donated by B&B Woodcraft Designs. Ann White captured the $50 gift certificate from Main Street Grill, and Donna Brown won the $25 gift certificate from Dairy Queen. If you earned a prize in the program, we should have contacted you by now to find out where and when you can receive your reward. If you think you earned a prize and you haven’t heard from us yet, just give us a call at (304) 822-7300 any weekday between 9:00 and 1:00 or email us at hampshirecoparks@hotmail.com and let us know. It is not our intention that anyone who has earned a prize be overlooked. Just because Walk To Be Fit is over for another year, that doesn’t mean that your exercise ends with the program. There will still be many more afternoons when you can get out and take a relaxing walk in the fresh air.

 

SKIING/TUBING TRIP TO CANAAN VALLEY RESORT

Hampshire County Parks and Recreation will sponsor a skiing/tubing trip to Canaan Valley Resort in Davis, WV, on Monday, January 15, which is Martin Luther King Day. The slopes are open for skiing from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., and tubing times are as follows: Session A is 9:00 until 11:00 a.m.; Session B is 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.; Session C is 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. The special group rate for the day is as follows: Lift Ticket Only- $25; Lift Ticket Plus Ski Rental- $35; Lift Ticket Plus Snowboard Rental- $45; Tubing (All Sessions)- $15. In order to get the group rate, just tell the clerk at the ticket window that you are with the Hampshire County Parks and Recreation group. Don’t miss this opportunity to hit the slopes with your friends while enjoying a great rate.

 

 

CONTRIBUTORS TO THE 2017 CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS FUND DRIVE

SANTA CLUB ($1,000)

Sandy Ferguson

Shanholtzer’s Collision

 

SANTA’S HELPER ($500)

Capon Valley Bank

Hampshire County Special Services Center

Virginia Baude

Thomas and Brenda High

Margaret Keister

Summit Bank

Giffin Funeral Home

 

ELVES CLUB ($250)

Travis, Amy, and Deacon Delaplain

Hampshire Machine and Industrial

Slanesville Ruritan Club

McKee Funeral Home

Lambert’s Drug Store

Omps Grocery

Judy’s Mobile Homes

D&G Equipment Sales

Augusta Lawn and Garden

Augusta Auto Parts and Service

Capon Bridge Ruritan Club

 

REINDEER CLUB (up to $200)

Sharon Link (In memory of George Saville)

Mike, Lisa, Ron, Patty, Larry & Debbie Iser (In memory of George Saville)

Dan & Lucille Harris (In memory of George Saville)

Denzil and Shirley Davis (In memory of George Saville)

Kenny & Robin Ayers

Capon Valley Ruritan

Roberta Miller

Dave Willis

Dr. Tim Nichols, DDS

Augusta Ruritan

Jason, Christy, Vanessa, Ross, and Wesley Hicks

In Memory of Alan “Mitch” Davis

Jersey Mountain Ruritan Club

Lois Thibault

 

CONTRIBUTORS TO THE 2016 CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS FUND DRIVE

SPECIAL CORPORATE SPONSORS ($2,000

CONTRIBUTION FOR MUSICAL DISPLAY)

FNB Bank

The Bank of Romney

Sandy Ferguson

SANTA CLUB ($1,000)

The Koolwink Motel

ELVES CLUB ($250)

Omps Grocery

Giffin Funeral Home

REINDEER CLUB (UP TO $200)

Travis, Amy, and Deacon Delaplain

Dave Willis

Lambert’s Pharmacy

McKee Funeral Home

Progressive Physical Therapy

Hampshire County Special Services

Margaret Keister

Virginia Baude

GFWC of Romney Art Department

The Hampshire Review

Thomas and Brenda High

Shaffer Funeral Home

Janie and Eugene Heishman

Donna Bohrer (In Memory of Marvin Bohrer)

Ronald and Patty Iser

Romney Rotary Club

Springfield Ruritan Club

Slanesville Ruritan Club

Romney Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1371

Roland and Elizabeth Shanholtz

Augusta Ruritan Club

Augusta Lawn and Garden

Calvert’s Self Storage

Romney Ruritan Club

 

CONTRIBUTORS TO THE 2015 FUND DRIVE  

SANTA CLUB ($1,000)

Sandy Ferguson

Garry, Sandra, and Kane Shanholtz-Shanholtz Orchards

FNB Bank

The Bank of Romney (Double member for $1,000 two consecutive years)

ELVES CLUB ($250)

Cloyce and Marie Sowers

Hampshire Machine and Industrial

Margaret Keister

Virginia Baude

Hampshire County Special Services Center

L&M Market

REINDEER CLUB (UP TO $200)

Margaret Keister

Virginia Baude

Hampshire Co. Special Services

McKee Funeral Home

Judy’s Mobile Homes

Kay and Larry Dietz

Shingleton’s Timber and Trucking

Summit Bank

Progressive Physical Therapy

The Hampshire Review

Lambert’s Drug Store

Capon Valley Bank

Thomas and Brenda High

Romney Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1371

George and Helen Saville

Sam and Barbara Riley

Peggy Kline (In Memory of Heath Kline and Bobby Hott)

Kelly Sheridan

Slanesville Ruritan Club

Winifred Tutwiler (In Memory of Eugene W. Tutwiler)

Four B’s Pizza and Subs

Home Town Solutions