Upcoming Events

SATURDAY IN THE PARK

Hampshire County Parks and Recreation is proud to announce its fourth annual Saturday in the Park, which will be held on August 12 beginning at 1:00 p.m. at Central Hampshire Park in Augusta. Saturday in the Park is a celebration to commemorate Hampshire County’s rich parks and recreation heritage, and it also shows our appreciation to the citizens of our county for their support of the events and programs that HCP&R has sponsored over the past several years. The celebration has something for everyone. Afternoon events for teens and adults will be as follows: 1:00- Three-on-Three Basketball Tourney; 2:00- Horseshoe Tourney; 3:00- Cornhole Tourney; 4:00- Volleyball Tourney. We will have a Water Slide and Bouncy House for the kids from 2:00 until 5:00. Kids may come at any time during those three hours and stay as long as they want to enjoy the fun. A free dinner for everyone, which includes a hot dog, chips, a cookie for dessert, and a drink, will be served from 5:00 until 6:00 p.m. After dinner, at approximately 6:00 p.m., the rest of the kids’ activities will kick in. We will have games of all sorts, including relay races and guessing games, along with face painting. Kids who want to participate in the relays and other games should wear clothes that they don’t mind getting dirty and/or wet, because some of the activities could get quite messy. The day concludes with a free concert featuring High Mountain Bluegrass beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the amphitheater. We will serve snacks and drinks at the concert, also free of charge. This promises to be a great day of outdoor family fun and excitement. Bring a lawn chair and your sunscreen and plan to spend the whole afternoon and evening with HCP&R. Now that’s a day I know you don’t want to miss!

 

BICYCLE FUN RIDE

Our  fourth annual Bicycle Fun Ride will be held on Saturday, September 30, beginning at 10:00 a.m. We have decided to hold just one ride this fall, and it will cover the ten-mile stretch from Capon Bridge to Yellow Spring along Cacapon River Road. We will start and end at the Capon Bridge Town Park, where we will hold a free luncheon after the ride. Drinks and snacks will also be provided for all participants before and during the ride. As he has the past three years, Ken Caldwell is doing a lot of the legwork for the ride. He says that drivers on Cacapon River Road are used to seeing bikers on that road, so traffic shouldn’t be a problem. We chose a longer but flatter course, which should please some of the less accomplished riders. Ken has even offered to hold a short informational meeting before the ride to cover bike safety and etiquette when riding a public road. Don’t miss this opportunity to spend some time outdoors riding through some of the most picturesque scenery in all of Hampshire County.

CLAY SHOOT AT NORTH RIVER RETREAT

HCP&R will sponsor a Clay Shoot at North River Retreat in Delray on Saturday, October 7, beginning at 10:00 a.m. The cost for the shoot will be as follows: 2 rounds of 25 clays each using your own shells will be just $15; 2 rounds of 25 clays each purchasing shells from NRR is just $25. As always, the loan of shotguns, vests, and eye and ear protection is free. Also, drinks and snacks are available at no cost. Due to environmental concerns, shells that do not contain lead shot are now required at North River Retreat. To meet this requirement, NRR has steel shot for sale at the range. You are welcome to bring your own shells, but they must not contain lead shot. If you are bringing your own shotguns to the range, please check with the manufacturer to make certain that they are compatible with steel shot.  Some older models of shotguns and/or screw-in chokes are not compatible and may pose a danger to the shooter. If you are interested in the shoot, get your reservation in as soon as possible, as there is a limit of 15 shooters allowed. Spots will be awarded on a first-come-first-served basis. To register, email us at hampshirecoparks@hotmail.com or call us at (304) 822-7300 any weekday between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. You may also register in person at the HCP&R Office at 90 North High Street in Romney during those same hours. Mark your calendar right now so you don’t miss this chance to test your shooting skills while spending time outdoors in one of the most beautiful settings anywhere in Hampshire County. I know you’ll be glad that you did!

 

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

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