Students make Fire Prevention Week posters

‘Plan and Practice Your Escape’ was the theme for this year’s Fire Prevention Week program. Students in grades 1-5 at Beverly-Center Elementary School were eligible to compete in grade-level poster design contests and the winners were honored at the Beverly-Waterford Volunteer Fire Department’s pancake breakfast on October 13. Winning first and second place students in each grade were: First Grade — Kenzie Carpenter and Blake Campbell; Second Grade — Bailee Binegar and Ayda Lawrence; Third Grade — Adirana Lucas and Katie Totman; Fourth Grade — Harrison Miller and KeAndra Quimby; Fifth Grade — Sydney Skinner and Hannah Weiker. Congratulations to everyone!


Look no farther than the Beverly Library if you’re looking for something to do this week — there’s something for everyone!

Kicking off things is ‘Baby Book Worms’ Monday from 6-7 p.m. or Tuesday from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. This is a program for children under the age of 2 accompanied by an adult who will remain with them the entire time. It can include games, music, activities, and — of course — books.

Teens are invited to the Anime Club on Wednesday from 3:30-5 p.m. Most showings are in Japanese with English subtitles and more information is available at the library concerning content and ratings.

Thursday, come celebrate International Game Day! This children’s program will feature the library’s collection of board games as well as video games for an action-packed afternoon from 3:30-5 p.m.

Adults are invited to John Dodge Senior Center from 1-2 p.m. on Friday for an hour of crafts. Please contact the library for any questions by calling 740-984-4060.


Looking for something to do this afternoon? Come to Beverly-Center Elementary School on 5th Street in Beverly, OH for an afternoon of Pampered Chef bingo. Doors open at noon and games begin at 1 p.m. Tickets are $25 for 20 games and all game winners will leave with a Pampered Chef product. In addition to game prizes, there will be Early Bird and second chance prizes as well as a 50/50 drawing. Local vendors will have their products on display and available for order or sale. Concessions, including fan-favorite veggie pizza and taco in a bag, will be available. Need daubers? Would you like to play more cards? Both will be available for purchase at the door. As a reminder, all bingo players must be 18 years or older to play. All proceeds from the fundraiser benefit the Beverly-Center Elementary School PTO.


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