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September 14, 2000

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SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE - Thursday, September 14, 2000 7 Fairs: Our Heritage" topic of the lesson for the CEOS Club's August 17 Nash, hostess, led de- with scripture from the ~hapter of Luke, followed by a i g, As Good As It Gets, from Upper Room and closed with ~leae Stanton, president, kept ~tterest of the club by sharing ~al she has gleaned from li- concerning county fairs. ]: first Jefferson County Fair ~rganized in 1953. It was held ~Charles Town Jockey Club ~ds on October 16 and 17, ~This event replaced the "Hay Orain Show, Lions Auto and ~ce Show." t John S. Alfriend was named ~al Chairman of the fair. A ~ttee comprised of Mr. J.G. [,President of Jefferson l~Y Farm Bureau; Mrs. Ralph t:' president of Jefferson r~ Farm Women s Club; and |~hert Hockensmith, head of tI'I and youth groups of the [Y. The committee met to ~premium list for the follow- ~gories: Homemakers, New ~akers, Future Homemak- &merica, Hay and Grain, ~Ulture (apples), Livestock ~a~ent - (a) Dairy, (b) Beef, (c) Poultry; and the Youth Di- (a) New Farmers of America ,(b) 4-H Clubs, (c) Future ~rs of America (FFA). lag and queen would be cho- 'the person having the most [hbons in the adult exhibits; l~rince and princess from the exhibitors. ~entertainment for the two- ~ent will be tops. There will ~d concerts by Jefferson high school bands and the ~aad Band. There will be a baby contest, little tots on parade, square dance on tractors, Bill Reer and his Melody Boys and Girls with Patsy Cline, vocalist, showing the best two-horse team, a horse- shoe pitching contest. The garden clubs of Jefferson County have been invited to make displays and merchants and dealers wanting booth space can contact Joseph H. Warrenfeltz, E.D. Hahn or B.H. Bart. Premiums for poultry and live- stock exhibits will be: first, $2; sec- ond, $1; and third, 50 . For sew- ing, canning, and vegetable exhibits, premiums will be: first, $1; second, 50 ; and third, 25 . Mrs. Garland Heflebower, Jr was crowned queen, and Mr. Norvel Jenkins was crowned king; Nancy Hockensmith was crowned princess, and McGary Snyder was crowned prince of the first Jeffer- son County Fair. A few of the blue ribbon winners were as follows: child's garment, Mrs. Harris Tomlin; dressy dress, Mrs. Joseph Celpelka; tailored dress, Virginia Burns; housedress, Mrs. R.A. Hockensmith; work apron, Elsie Heflebower; bar cook- ies, Mrs. Lyle Tabb; muffins, Mrs. Aliner Hockensmith; bread, Mrs. Lyle Tabb; two-crust pie, Elsie Heflebower; one-crust pie, Mrs. Lyle Tabb; fancy apron, Mrs. R.A. Hockensmith; and sponge or angel food cake, Mrs. John Rissler. An estimated twelve thousand people of Jefferson and surround- ing counties witnessed the first an- nual Jefferson County Fair on the grounds of the Charles Town Jockey Club. The fair was deemed to be a highly successful event con- sidering the short time the com- mittee had to make plans. Plans are now being laid for the 1954 event. Jolene spent many hours com- piling this information, and much more time gathering material, in- cluding letters and a postcard dated Saturday, July 5, 1879, ad- dressed to E.C. Tabb and family, Leetown, and putting it all into a notebook which was displayed at the 2000 Jefferson County Fair for the CEOS Heritage display. MEMOIR WRITING COURSE OFFERED BY SHEPHERD SHEPHERDSTOWN - The Community and Technical College at Shepherd will offer the course "Memoirs and Memories: How to Write Your Own Story" on six con- secutive Tuesdays, September 26- October 31, from 7-9 -p.m. at the b~ James Rumsey Technical Insti- tute. The course is designed to help participants discover how to begin the story, how to focus on key events, how to research their gene- alogy, how to interview family THY GILBERT IS members and others, and how to ]PRESIDENT OF get published. Although most of the writing will be done in class, |GARDEN CLUB there will be some assignments. ~thY Gilbert, of Shepherd- Memoirs and Memories will be [~bove, is the new president taught by Donna Acquaviva and :[ Otomac-Mecklenburg Gar- Bob Naylor. Acquaviva has taught ~tlh. Kathy is a Master Gar- the popular course Writing for |~d has served as vice presi- Publication in the area since 1983 ~the club and cochair of the and is a prize-winning columnist t~henandoah-Potomac Dis- and poet, a two-time Pulitzer Prize eting. ~Potomac-Mecklenburg nominee, and a lifelong freelance Gar- writer. Naylor, a longtime writer of ~b, West Virginia's oldest fiction and nonfiction, is a maga- ~club, meets in Shepherd-zine editor, published poet, prize- ~a the fourth Wednesday of winning columnist, and former fac- ~aths. Novice and experi-ulty advisor for the Shepherd Col- ],~ardeners are invited to join lege student newspaper. [a. Upcoming programs will The fee for this course is $150 flower designs for the fall per person. For more information |holiday greens workshop,or to register, call the Community ~re information, call 876- and Technical College at 304-876- 5203. in Seafood g -OPEN- Wed-Sun 11a.m.-9p.m. Reservation Recommended @ Dana Marie Fisher and Darrell G. Penwell were united in mar- riage on April 29, 2000 at St. Tho- mas Lutheran Church in Charles Town. The bride is the daughter of Cathy M. Fisher, of Ranson, and Lewis E. Fisher of Orlando, Fla. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth G. Leake, also of Ranson, and Mr and Mrs. Lewis W. Fisher, Jr of Charles Town. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Penwell, of Harp- ers Ferry. The Rev. Richard E. Neal per- formed the double ring ceremony at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. Mrs. Richard E. Neal played several organ preludes before the ceremony began. Escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore a traditional gown of white satin, with two raised rose petals atop a full-length train. Her headpiece was white lace trimmed with seed pearls. She carried a round bouquet of purple and white roses, carnations, and baby's breath. Matron of honor was Sarah Johnson, friend of the bride. Bridesmaids were Jessica Leake and Angela Pittinger, both cousins of the bride. Sarah wore a full- length purple gown and carried a single purple rose with baby's breath tied together with purple and white ribbon. Jessica and An- gela wore matching ~ne-piece gowns of ivory with a back tie and a pleated skirt. They both carried white baskets of purple carnations and white daisies with baby's breath and ivy. Best man was Dennis McGann, longtime friend of the groom. Groomsmen and ushers were Eric Pittinger, cousin of the bride, and Michael Fisher, brother of the bride. Guest book attendant was Debbie Pittinger, aunt of the bride. Church and reception decorations were provided by Dorothy Dyke, decorating consultant. The flowers decorating the altar were purple roses and white carnations. The bride's mother selected a full-length gown of navy blue with a tie back and a corsage of white miniature carnation with baby's breath. The groom's mother wore a two-piece skirt set of royal blue with corsage matching that worn by the bride's mother. Guests gathered after the cer- emony at a catered reception, given by the bride's parents in the fellowship hall of the church. The tables of the fellowship hall were Jefferson CEOS Club Takes Trip to the Past at Burr House The Jefferson CEOS Club jour- neyed to the Peter Burr Home for their September outing. This is the oldest standing wooden structure in the state of West Virginia. Peter Burr, cousin of Aaron Burr, came to Virginia, (at that time), from Connecticut in 1751. He, along with his son Peter, built the house between 1751 and 1755. The older Peter Burr never lived in the house, but his New England design is there. The eight acres are being re- stored to a living farm. It will re- flect the way of farming more than two hundred years ago. At this time the house is empty, without some floors and windows, but supporters hope within two years its history will come alive. Many volunteers and donations are needed to make this a reality. After lunch, a short business meeting was conducted. Members were reminded to make pink ribbon pins for Breast Cancer Awareness in October. These can be distributed at churches as well as Wal-Mart on October 7. The council cookbooks have gone to press and are expected to be back in October. USDA Tour is October 12. Any members and their guests may contact the council office for de- tails. December 4 is the Achievement Banquet, to be held at Asbury Church Fellowship Hall. Members are asked to bring decorated bas- kets with Christmas goodies for an auction. Members were reminded of the 2001 planning meeting in October. They were asked to bring ideas for activities for the coming year. Natalie and Jason Shirley, of Charles Town, announce the birth of their son, Logan Ray Shirley, on Sunday, August 13, in Winchester Medical Center. The new arrival weighed in at 7 pounds, 15 ounces. Grandparents are Debbie and Donnie Castleman, Bobby Shirley, Annette and Joe Wheeler, Hank Waiters, and Donnie and Nancy Swartz. Whitney L. and William H. Neal, Jr of Martinsburg, are happy to an- nounce the birth of their son, Jansen Blayne, on August 29 at City Hospital. The little boy weighed 9 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. Paternal grandparents are William and Connie Neal, KeameysvUle. Pa- ternal great-grandparent is Anne Jarvis, Middleway. Maternal grandparents are Col- leen and James Custer, Martinsburg. Maternal great-grandparent is Dor- othy Smallwood. Give the United Way Mr. and Mrs. Darrell G. Penwell also decorated by Dorothy Dyke. Prenuptial showers were given by Sarah Johnson at Avanti Res- taurant in Charles Town, and also by the Winchester Emergency Communication Center in Win- chester, where the bride was for- merly employed. A rehearsal dinner was given by the groom's mother at the Murrill United Methodist Church, Harp- ers Ferry. Out-of-town guests were from Orlando, Fla and Keyser. The bride is a 1997 graduate of Jefferson High and is currently employed by Columbia Propane in Ranson. The groom is employed as Emergency Services director for Jefferson County. After a honeymoon to the Outer Banks, N.C and to Ocean City, Md the couple resides at their home in Harpers Ferry. Tucker Wells, left, a seventh grade science teacher at Charles Town Middle/Junior High School, was recently recog- nized as a state finalist in the Presidential Awards for Excel- lence in Science Teaching. With him are Governor Cecil Un- derwood, center, and State Superintendent of Schools David Stuart. An awards reception for finalists was held at the Governor's Mansion. The award is sponsored by the National Science Foundation. It is the fifth time in seven years that Wells has received the recognition. Overlooking the Potomac River at Shepherdstown ;EPTEmBER',IT" presented by Sauarian 3nn & (304) 876-2551 Dining Room Limited Seating = No Reservations An Afternoon of Dancing,Singing, Fun & Gemutlichkeit in an Atmosphere Reminiscent of "Old Bavaria" Come & Eat With Us[ Performance & Entertainment By of Washington, D.C. h The Edleweiss Band Admission:Adults $2.00 Children 50 orful Costumes ,Crafts oExhibits Fun for the Entire Famil