McCoy encourages Parkersburg Woman’s Club to help children’s hospitals

Photo Provided Easter egg committee members handcrafting eggs and bonbons.

PARKERSBURG — GFWC West Virginia President Pamela McCoy attended the recent meeting of the Parkersburg Woman’s Club.

McCoy is a Marshall University graduate with a bachelor’s of arts in political science and a member of the Woman’s Club of Huntington. She was a social worker after college then in 1990 was elected to serve a term on the Cabell County Board of Education.

McCoy encouraged members to participate in the Connect the Dots, a statewide program that focuses on donations for several West Virginia children’s hospitals.

This year, Parkersburg Woman’s Club donated to the WVU Medicine Children’s Box of Hope project. Members collected 24 pounds of toiletry and craft items, Band-aids, baby spoons, sippy cups and fleece blankets.

Soles4Souls is an ongoing program providing hundreds of shoes to help those without shoes. Since last year, Cobbler John’s of Marietta has collected sandals, boots, slippers, tennis shoes and baby shoes and fixes them to make them wearable.

Photo Provided Pamela McCoy, GFWC state president.

A new pair of shoes provides relief in many developing nations around the globe and in times of disaster, including the flood victims in southern West Virginia.

Members are creating homemade Easter eggs. The project started 15 years ago to raise money for community service projects.

Orders can be placed through the club by leaving a message at 304-422-3472.

Baskets also will be sold April 10-21 at the Grand Central Mall at the Belk entrance. As long as supplies last, offered are peanut butter, maple nut, cherry nut and coconut.

A box of four bonbons, medium-size eggs, is $5 or $4 for one large egg. Homemade milk or white chocolate bunny suckers on sticks and crosses are $1.50.

Photo Provided Bill Gossett of Cobbler John’s Shoes and Mary Slater and Marilyn Perry of the Parkersburg Woman’s Club.

The next meeting will be noon April 2 at the Parkersburg Country Club. The speaker will be Julie Bertram, Wood County Schools Health Services. Bertram will discuss the Mobile Health Unit in Wood County Schools.