Fireman’s Parade

Come out and enjoy the Fireman’s Parade, Friday, June 19, at 7 p.m. at the West Virginia Coal Festival in Madison.

The parade will be starting at the Madison Funeral Home, traveling along State Street, and the Veterans Memorial Bypass.

The parade will showcase firetrucks and equipment.

Coal Festival Grand Parade

The WV Coal Festival Grand Parade is scheduled for Saturday, June 20 at 2 p.m.

The line-up starts at Madison Funeral Home at 1 p.m., at the old Stephens Funeral Home.

The parade will take a new route this year, starting at Madison funeral home, up State Street to Veterans Memorial Bypass and back to the funeral home.

Participants will be stopping in front of the Courthouse for a brief performance. Come out and enjoy the fun.

WV Coal Festival Pet Contest

The West Virginia Coal Festival Pet Contest is scheduled for Saturday, June 20, in front of the main stage.

Registration starts at 3:30 p.m. and the contest will start right at 4 p.m.

If you have questions please call Maxine at 304-369-6140.

WV Coal Festival Float Contest

The WV Coal Festival is looking to make this year’s grand parade better than ever. We’re looking for bands, churches, organizations, schools, horses, antique cars and more to be in this year’s parade. We will have a float contest.

You do not have to have a float to participate in the parade.

To enter a float in this year’s parade please call or message the following information: Name of the group or organization, about how many people will be on your float and the size of your float.

Parade Line up will start at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 20, at Madison Funeral Home. The parade will start right at 2 p.m.

Winners of the contest will be announced on stage (main st) following the parade.

Only vehicles and floats riding in the parade will be allowed to pull into the parking lot. If you’re dropping off someone who is riding in the parade, please drop them off at the top of the hill. All floats and participants must be approved prior to the parade by Maxine, Judy or Kris.

Call 304-208-1455 or 304-369-9127 to give your information or to get more information.

Miners needed for parade

The West Virginia Coal Festival is looking for area coal miners to march in the annual parade in memory of those lost in the UBB disaster, this year marks five years since the tragic accident. The marching miners will represent the 29 fallen UBB miners who are named the 2015 WV Coal Festival Parade Marshalls.

Please contact Judy at 304-369-9127 and confirm you willingness to participate. Parade organizers need to know they have enough participants who are committed to be there. This will be a powerful tribute.

Please respond to Judy so she can continue to make the arrangements. The parade will be held on June 20, line-up begins at 1 p.m. at the Madison Funeral Home (The old Stephens Funeral Home).

Turtle Creek Reunion

The annual Turtle Creek Reunion is scheduled for June 27 at Lick Creek Nutrition Center starting at 11 a.m.

Please bring a covered dish.

For more information, contact Rebecca Dolin at 304-369-3519.

Nellis-Armco reunion

The 33rd Annual Nellis-Armco reunion, combined with the 9th Annual Nellis Grade School Reunion,

is scheduled for Saturday, June 27, at the Nellis Elementary School gym, beginning at noon.

Come spend the afternoon with former neighbors, classmates and long-time friends. Food will be available.

Mamie Thurman story play

The Aracoma Story, Inc., presents “Mamie” – based on the true story of Mamie Thurman who was brutally murdered in Logan in 1932 and whose “ghost” reportedly haunts the area.

The show will be presented at the Liz Spurlock Amphitheater in Chief Logan State Park beginning at dusk on June 19-22, 25-28, 30 and July 1-3.

The Aracoma Story, Inc., will honor veterans and members of the armed services on June 25 with half-price tickets.

For tickets and information, contact the Aracoma Story office at 304-752-0253 or visit the website at Tickets are also available at the gate.

Sober living home fundraiser

A community yard sale and carnival at the Madison Civic Center Saturday, July 11, 3 to 8 p.m., and we need to know if anyone wants to rent a spot. The cost is $10 plus 10 percent of sales and we need to know by the end of May if they want to participate.

The proceeds are fundraising for a planned Sober Living Home in Boone County. Any questions, call 304-369-7081.

Foster Neighborhood Crime Watch

There will not be a Foster Neighborhood Crime Watch meeting for June, due to the week of Coal Festival. Next meeting will be July 16, 2015.

Free diabetes education classes

Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network’s Everyone with Diabetes Counts (EDC) program is partnering with Boone Memorial Hospital (BMH) to provide free diabetes education in Boone County and surrounding areas.

Free diabetes education classes are scheduled for Tuesdays, through July 7, at 11:00 a.m., at Boone Memorial Hospital in the upstairs conference room.

Participants will learn about diabetes risks, nutrition, weight management, how to properly manage medications and much more. Past participants have reported weight loss, improvement of lab results and a decrease in medications.

To register for classes, please contact Traci Gillispie at 304-346-9864, ext. 3221, or email [email protected] Visit for more information.

Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings will be held at the Boone Development Center, 1 Ave C, in Madison on Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

Kirk reunion

The Kirk reunion is scheduled for Aug. 8, 2015 at Dartmont Park, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

For questions or additional information, call Gloria Kirk at 304-766-8418.

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