Safety Town sign-up

Attention parents of children who will be registering for kindergarten in the fall of 2019 at either Fort Frye of Wolf Creek School Districts! It’s time to consider signing up for this summer’s Safety Town program. Safety Town offers a comprehensive program of safety training for each child who will be entering school this fall. The Beverly Lions Club sponsors Safety Town each year in cooperation with Wolf Creek and Fort Frye Schools, area fire, police, water, natural resources organizations, and other groups that give of their time and talents to make this program work.

Currently, Safety Town is scheduled for Tuesday, May 28 through Friday, July 7 from 9 a.m. to noon daily. All sessions will be held rain or shine in the multi-purpose room at Beverly-Center Elementary School. Students will receive a Safety Town t-shirt the first day and should wear it each day, along with socks and tennis shoes. Reminder post cards will be sent out the week before Safety Town begins with firm dates, but please mark your calendars now.

Safety Town activities will include identity training, automobile safety, home safety, water safety, farm safety, and community friends.

Registration forms should be available when you and your child attend kindergarten screening at Fort Frye or Wolf Creek schools. Completed enrollment forms should be returned to your child’s school by Wednesday, May 1.


Time is winding down for free tax help at the Beverly Public Library. AARP is offering free tax help for everyone who needs to do their basic personal taxes. This week, tax help time is Monday, March 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The final date is Monday, April 1 at the same times. Sign-up is a must. For more information please call the library at 740-984-4060.

Story time for children ages 2-6 is Tuesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon. Just a reminder — an adult must accompany the child to story time. Remember, story times may include, but are not limited to, crafts, snacks, music, games, and great stories.

Book Buddies is scheduled this week on Wednesday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. New readers are invited to schedule a time to stop in and read to either a staff member or a volunteer. A prize card is available for participating students to win a prize from Doughboyz. Thursday is the day for Science Experiments. Mel Science kits are being explored with different science experiments the children will be doing. The program runs from 3:30-5:30 p.m. as part of the library’s after-school program.

Friday is the adult book club discussion of the March Staff pick, “Books of a Feather.” Come even if you didn’t care for the book and join in the discussion. Drinks and a light snack will be provided. The group will meet from 11 a.m. to noon.


This week’s Beverly-Waterford Lenten service will be Wednesday at 7 p.m. at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Beverly with Father Tim Kozak as speaker. A free will offering will be taken to support the ministry of the Beverly-Waterford Ministerial Association. All community members are welcome.


Sue Sampson is a longtime columnist for the Parkersburg News and Sentinel.