Kudos To You!
Creative Spirits Lifted
Painters of all levels enjoyed a creative afternoon with tips and guidance from Sandra Schmocker. Everyone took home their completed work, improved skills, and happy memories . Many thanks to our instructor, the Greenbrier County Health Alliance Grant, and our community volunteers for making it all happen. 4/7/2019
Thrift Shop Donates $500 To The Food Pantry
The Williamsburg Food Pantry provides monthly non-perishable box deliveries to more than 70 enrolled households, plus weekly perishable food giveaways to anyone and everyone who shows up. Every month, and every week, holidays included, our Food Pantry lovingly improves food security for our community. Many thanks to the Thrift Shop (maintained by the Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church) and all others who donate time and resources to support the Food Pantry. Pictured left to right: Jo Long, Tina Noe, and Litz Jarvis. 2/4/2019
Williamsburg Ruritan Club honors Rick Winfrey as a 2019 Community Champion
Rick Winfrey is a lifetime resident of Williamsburg. He and his wife Shirley, of 35 years, have raised two sons, Chris and Matthew and have three grandchildren, Lucious, Zaidon and Rose Marie.
Rick has been with fire and rescue for many years. He started with being a Junior member in 1974 and has been active since 1975. He worked in the coal mines and Jan-Care until recently and he now brings his talents to help the Williamsburg Fire Department more than ever, stepping up to be our Fire Chief.
Among the many contributions to our town, he has been working with others to reset and clean up the local cemeteries and working with the fire department to have the first annual Pig Pickin Bluegrass Festival fundraiser and he is also an active member in Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church. 1/7/2019
Unidentifiable Elves Helped The Williamsburg 4H Flying Falcons Bake Hundreds Of Cookies
and assemble hand-made greeting cards. The Williamsburg Ruritans provided apples, oranges, and stocking stuffers. Together, more than 100 take-home bags were packed for gifting at the Williamsburg Community Christmas Party. Thank you!
The Williamsburg Ruritan Club donated 20 Rudy Bears to The Seasons Place for their 14th Annual Bear Bash, Teddy Tree.
The Seasons Place will be collecting new teddy bears, stuffed animals, coloring books and crayons for the Children’s Shriner Hospital in Lexington KY through Dec 24, 2018. For more info please contact Rondell Stump-Pack at 304-645-4453, 177 Holt Lane, Lewisburg WV 24901. Pictured left to right: Rondell Stump-Pack, Business Office Manager; Debra Zahorenko, Ruritan member; Stephanie McCutcheon, Marketing Manager; not pictured Stan Zahorenko, PR Director Williamsburg Ruritan Club.
Community Building Parking Area Paved November 2018.
Initial funding for this $24,000 capital improvement was provided by a Seneca Trail Charitable Foundation Grant to the Williamsburg Community Action Group. The WCA applied additional funds received from a Modern Woodmen of America Grant and private donations to extend the paving area all the way to the road. The Williamsburg Ruritan Club donated the final $4,000 funding gap. This paved parking surface is a tremendous help for our many residents and visitors who use canes, walkers, and wheelchairs or otherwise have difficulty traversing gravel surfaces. Many thanks to our generous benefactors, with a special acknowledgement to Jack Goodman who envisioned and spearheaded this project!
Bluegrass Is Back!
The Williamsburg Volunteer Fire Deparment hosted their first annual Pig Pickin Bluegrass Festival fundraiser on the most perfect autumn evening imaginable. Three notable bands played from early evening through late darkness, inspiring some to dance and others to kick back in their portable loungers and enjoy. The food was great and the music awesome! Thank you WVFD!
Loving Our Beautiful Roadways
The Williamsburg 4H Flying Falcons and the Williamsburg Ruritan Club turned out for a fall cleaning of our scenic roadways. Bottles, cans, and debris were picked up and bagged for the dump. Many thanks to all who helped!
Kitchen Expansion Completed!
The kitchen wall in the Community Building has been moved out five feet to give much needed workspace behind the service windows. Room for more volunteeers! Thank you WCA member Jack Goodman for securing the grant and overseeing the work!
4H Paints The Town!
The Williamsburg 4-H Flying Falcons have really spruced up the place this summer! THREE Williamsburg signs have been repainted, plus the marquee framework holding one of the signs, plus their own 4-H sign. And so then someone just had to come along and paint the flagpole, too! Hope you have noticed how much brighter things are in our community center. Thank you 4-H!
Williamsburg Ruritan Club honors Jack Goodman as a 2018 Community Champion
Jack was born here and then, as a lot of young men, left home to find his way in the world. After 50 years, he and his wife, Barbara, have come back to serve the community of his youth. Being a son, brother, husband, father and grandfather of 3 and great-grandfather of 2, he has worn a lot of hats over his years.
Jack worked in the oil/petrochemical field in D. C. and Georgia and now brings his talents to help give a semblance of order to the Community Action and Ruritan Club of Williamsburg. Among the many contributions to our town, he has helped with grant writing, getting new playground equipment, working with others to reset and clean up the local cemeteries, and working with the club for the roadside clean-up, Adopt-a-highway. He helps with the monthly shooting matches, annual Easter Egg hunt, Community Fair, annual pork loin dinner, Community Christmas party, and he is also an active member in Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church.