A past Upshur County Relay for Life event. (Submitted photo)

Upshur County Relay for Life to celebrate 25 years on Saturday, July 16

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. ––  Cheers to 25 Years isn’t just an anniversary slogan for Upshur County Relay for Life. This year’s theme celebrates the work volunteers have done in the community to raise funds for cancer research and programs and our cancer survivors – who are our Very Important Persons in Relay.

Join Upshur County Relay for Life on Saturday, July 16  in Jawbone Park for the 25th Upshur County Relay for Life. Survivors should check-in beginning at 6 p.m. at the Survivor Tent for a catered meal. Relay will begin at 6:30 p.m. as chair Robin Oldaker welcomes those in attendance. 

“We are so excited that after two years of modified Relay events, we can celebrate our 25th year with a normal Relay,” Oldaker said. “We are celebrating 25 years of unbelievable community support and 25 years of seeing cancer survivor rates increase.”

Upshur County Relay for Life has raised more than $2 million for the American Cancer Society. One of the founders and long-time committee members Crystal Shaw will be speaking and sharing her story of her involvement in Upshur County Relay for Life.  All past Relay chairs are invited to attend.

Throughout the evening, there will be music by the Brass, Rythym and Sax Orchestra, games, raffles and more. Many teams will be selling food at their campsites. Teams will be walking around Jawbone throughout the night to keep the Relay going. The event will conclude following the meaningful luminaria service and a special bell service at approximately 10:15 p.m. 

To learn more about Upshur County Relay for Life, contact Oldaker at 304-940-1577, email upshurrelay@gmail.com or send a message to the Upshur County Relay for Life Facebook page.

SHOPS & SERVICES

Featured

Broaddus Wound Care receives Center of Excellence Award

Philippi, WV – Broaddus Hospital is honored to announce their wound care center is a recipient of RestorixHealth’s highest achievement, the Wound Center of Excellence Award. Recipients of this prestigious award meet or exceed national

Buckhannon Sanitary Board approves recommendation to raise wages

BUCKHANNON – The City of Buckhannon Sanitary Board recently met and discussed the recommendation of the Revenue Review Committee regarding wages for the Buckhannon sanitary workers. Amberle Jenkins, the city finance and administrative director, said the recommendations of the Revenue […]

There’s more to this story! Unlock immediate access to everything on our site and get two extra months free when you subscribe for a year. Signing up is easy — just tap the button below.

FBI and local law enforcement lead safety training at Buckhannon Academy Elementary School on Friday

BUCKHANNON – Teachers, staff and administration at Buckhannon Academy Elementary School took part in important safety sessions Friday in an effort to support safety. The training sessions included learning about hostile intruders, how to stop the bleed, room-specific exercises, and […]

There’s more to this story! Unlock immediate access to everything on our site and get two extra months free when you subscribe for a year. Signing up is easy — just tap the button below.

judge court attorney

Upshur County woman admits to fentanyl charges

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Michaela Dawn Gregory, of Buckhannon, West Virginia, has admitted to selling fentanyl, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced. Gregory, 26, pleaded guilty today to one count of “Distribution of Fentanyl” and

SHOPS & SERVICES

Soccer ‘Cats earn 1-0 home win over Cedarville

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Wesleyan (4-2-2) men’s soccer team took down Cedarville (4-4-1) 1-0 thanks to a rocket from Adam Gribben on Saturday (Sept. 24) at Cebe Ross Field. In the first half,

BUHS Girls Soccer Feature Image

Soccer Lady Bucs pick up two more wins this week over East Fairmont and Robert C. Byrd

TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur Lady Buc soccer team won a pair of 1-0 contests in Big 10 Conference action this week. At home on Wednesday in their home finale, the Lady Bucs downed East Fairmont by that 1-0 score and […]

There’s more to this story! Unlock immediate access to everything on our site and get two extra months free when you subscribe for a year. Signing up is easy — just tap the button below.

SHOPS & SERVICES

Water Faucet

Anmoore, Millcreek receive large water system grants

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council announced funding for four sewer and four water system improvement projects at its meeting on Sept. 7. Details for each project are listed below.