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December 1, 1988

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SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer s ADVOCATE THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1. 1988 20 Christmas Parade Scenes This float, awarded first place in the civic entries division in the annual Charles Town Christmas parade last Saturday, was the entry of Jeffersonian Manor Nur- sing Home. It featured, as you can see, a religious theme. (Photos by Kable Photo-Graphics) As always, Santa Claus was a big favorite with both young and old in the annual Christmas parade in down- town Charles Town Saturday afternoon. Here, Santa, riding in an antique car operated by Ed Morgan, shakes hands and passes out goodies to youngsters along the parade route. The weather was perfect, the crowds were largeand the 45th annual Christmas rade, staged in downto Charles Town last Saturday afternoon was adjudged to be an outstanding success. The parade chairman, Geraldine Willingham, expressed herself as "most pleased" with not only the quality of the parade, but the reception it received from the hundreds of spec- tators who lined the parade route. The event, sponsored by the Charles Town Downtown Merchants Associa- tion, also provided an opportunity for spectators to see, perhaps for the first time, the new "Holiday A-Glow" white lights featured in downtown decorations. Judges selected the following parade winners: Majorettes: Royal Knights, Charles Town, first; Revengers, Martinsburg, second. Civic float entries: Jeffersonian Manor Nursing Home, first; Charles Town Woman's Club, second; Jeffer- son County Transportation, third; and Charles Town Moose Club, fourth. Youth float entries: Brownie Troop 418, first; Evergreen 4-H, second; Jef- ferson High Pop Singers, third; Live Wire 4-H, fourth: Middleway Climbers 4-H, fifth; and Ranson Explorer 4-H, sixth. Commercial entries: Pediatric Clinic, first: McBride Real Estate. second. Best decorated cars: REACT Club. first: Jefferson High tennis team, second. Youth walking groups: Middleway Trailblazers, first; Brownie Troop 416, Ranson, second; Summit Point Busy Bees 4-H, third: and Junior Girl Scout Troop 522, fourth. Chairman award: Justin Ott and His Jeep. Local Youth To Attend 4-H Congress L i/ if. Charles Town's brand new Christmas lights, solicitation by the downtown merchants association. Friday. Among those present the ceremony were, fro Chesley, president of the association who flipped the lights on; Dave Hamili, Mayor of Ranson; chairman; Patty Ott; D.C. Master, Mayor of Charles Town; and Robert Ott, who headed the fund drive to (Photo by What looks like Mickey and Minnie Mouse, riding automobile, drew enough interest from the judges to the commercial division of last Saturday's annual sponsored by the Charles Town Downtown , : ...... ., No parade would be complete without lovely young ladies. In Saturday's Christmas parade, Jefferson Coun- ty's three representatives in the annual Apple Harvest Festival were much in evidence. They include Queen Kelly Crdm, flanked by Tiersa Foley and Wendy Magaha, who served as festival princesses. Cheer Booth Operating Applications from those who feel need will be received December 5 through 8 and 12 through 15 at the Lions Center in Ranson from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Those desiring aid are urged to report at these times. In the meantime, a written appeal has also been issued to area residents, asking for monetary support. Checks may be mailed to Earl Leslie, P.O. Box 506, Charles Town, W. Va. 25414. The Christmas Cheer Booth is in operation again this year, manned by volunteers, in the 200 block of West Washington Street in front of the Dollar General Store. The booth will remain in operation daily, except Sunday, through December 22, and the funds collected there will be utilized in helping under- privileged families at Christmas time with food, clothing and toys where children are present. Boathouse Dedication Those operating the cheer booth include: NOVEMBER 29 Charles Town Baptists 30 South Jefferson Ruritan DECEMBER 1 Murrill Hill Church 2 Asbury U.M. Church 3 Cedar Ridge 4-H 5 Catholic Women 6 Charles Town Woman's Club 7 Charles Town Presbyterian 8 Loyal Order Moose 9 Zion Episcopal Church 10 Jaycees 12 Senior Center 13 Evening Kiwanis Club 14 St. Thomas Lutheran 15 Shenandoah Junction Ruritans 16 Calvary Assembly of God 17 Asbury U.M. Youth 19 Baptist Church (Leetown Rd.) 20 Morning Kiwanis Club 21 V.F.W. 22 Asbury U.M. Men Saturday, December 3, at 12 noon, a ceremony to dedicate a boathouse to shelter the Rumseian Experiment, a replica of a steam-powered, water jet-propelled boat built by James Rumsey and demonstrated on the Potomac River at Shepherdstown in 1787, will be held behind the restored Entler Hotel on German Street. The boathouse is directly behind the wing of the old hotel housing the Historic Sbepherdstown Museum. The public is invited. The Rumseian Experiment is shown on the Ohio River at Pit- tsburgh, Pa., with Three Rivers Stadium in the background. Troop 242 Thanks Community Givers The Boy Scouts of Troop 242 extend thanks to the Charles Town area tom- munity for its support during the re- cent "Scouting For Food" project. Saturday, November 12, Scouts from Troop 242 distributed 500 plastic bags throughout the community, and 61 of the bags were set out for pick-ups on Saturday, November 19. A total of 425 food items were collected Scouts from Troop 242 participating in the "Scouting For Food" project were Willie CoUis, Oliver Culley, John Doyle, Tim Doyle, Steve Johnston, Lance Lind, Todd Lind and ColinMat- thews. Troop 242 is sponsored by the Charles Town Presbyterian Church. R.B. Moler Jim Staley, Jefferson County Exten- sion Agent, has announced the selec- tion of 4-H member R.B. Moler to at- tend the 1988 National 4-H Club Con- gress, December 3-8 in Chicago, Ill. Along with nearly 2,000 other state 4-H project winners staying at the Chicago Hilton on Lake Michigan, Moler will experience the educational, social and cultural events that make 4-H Club Congress the "time of your life!" Acuievements in the 4-H beef pro- gram earned Moler the Congress trip sponsored by Wrangler Jeans. Moler began working with the beef projects because "the youth at the fair that had farm animals...seem to have a lot of fun as well as learning, helping, and working together...I decided I wanted to join them." "I had been around cattle all my life but had never had one singled out to actually train, groom, halter break, clip and take care of myself. This was a real experience for me... "Everything I know fight now I have learned during the past six years I have taken beef projects. I have learn- ed about the feed rations, clipping, grooming, showing, and many other things -- including (having) patience with the animal...My goal for my pro- ject was to raise a good-size animal and make a profit. My ultimate goal is to raise a Grand Champion. So far, my first goal I have achieved...My other goal of a Grand Champion, I'm still working on," Moler said. A 1987 graduate of Jefferson High School and a 1988 graduate of the Diesel Institute of American, Grant- sville, Md., Moler is employed as a mechanic with the West Virginia Department of Highways. According to Moler, 4-H has been an important part of his growth and development: "4-H has helped me become a bet- ter leader and citizen through the inter-relationship with people at workshops, meetings, camps, fairs, nursing homes, and many other ac- tivities...Everyone has to do their share of responsibility to keep this a good world to live in." The son of Mr. and Mrs. Danny Moler, Harpers Ferry, R.B. has had a wide experience of 4-H activities dur- ing his nine years in 4-H. Selection as a state winner to attend National 4-H Club Congress is one of the biggest honors one can receive in 4-H club work. Unil;ed Nay ..... :::  ,: Ranson Decorates An employee of the Hann Electric Company hun garland as the City of Ranson prepares for the holida tually, the decorations were in place in time for city the lights for the 25th year in a row last Friday. { Photo by " KING THE UNITED Scouts U1VAgency Two of the 18 agencies supported by your United W a- of Jefferson County-are the Girl Scouts and Boy the way in which volunteer organizations in this was the Scouts' willingness to provide the personnel Way displays at this year's Jefferson County Fair and Turning to in order to assist the United Way for event was Charles Town's Girl Scout Junior and Virginia Gilley. Juniors are girls in the fourth grades. The picture shows, from left to right, managed the exhibit and booth at the fair and at Kia Gouzalez, Susan Gilley and Rachel Dixon. The girls were assisted by two members of Cub including Daniel Gilley of "Wolf" rank and rank. On both occasions, the Scouts passed out brochures describing the United Way agencies-18 i signed up all comers for a prize of dinner at and tickets to the Old Opera House Theatre Company 's An interview with the five scouts revealed they are array of activities which prepare them to be useful Special projects earn patches which may of the chic new green Girl Scout uniform in use for a teresting recent excursions were a hike alov and an overnight outing to For information on how your child can building activities of the Scouts, call 703-662-2551 for 88,13 for Girls. And, remember to support your support Scouting: