We want to highlight some of the positive things going down in town this week to bring a smile to your face. Thank you to all the essential folks and helpers who are serving on the front lines and supporting our community!
West Virginia Hero’s of 2020
Jay Young with Adventures on The Gorge has started the West Virginia Heroes of 2020 Series showcasing the helpers, heroes and volunteers who are stepping up in the midst of the global pandemic to make their communities better places and to ease our path in these difficult times.In this episode, Center Director, Jenny Becksted-Smith of the New River Gorge Learning Co-Op relates how a tiny rural Montessori school is adapting to the global pandemic. https://adventuresonthegorge.com/video-blog/heroes-of-wv-2020-cindy-chamberlain-wvs-uber-volunteer-2/
Fayette County Held First Responders Salute
Social Distancing Barbie Is Living Her Best Life Exploring Around Town
Fayette County Virtual Talent Show
Saturday May 2, at 7pm
A virtual talent show so residents of Fayette County can show off their talents and win some prizes during the Stay At Home Order. Submit a video 90 seconds or less to be entered in to the talent show. Prizes and judging to be determined. Only rules are you must be a resident of Fayette County or have strong ties to Fayette County and your video must be new and shot following all rules of social distancing. All prizes will be gift cards to local businesses. https://www.facebook.com/events/210548830275856/
Mayor Norman Daily Updates
Mayor Norman (the cat) at Maggie’s Pub is certainly spreading positivity to the community by posting his daily antics (courtesy of Josh Gray) during this business shutdown. Norman has many many admirers and Josh is helping him deal with the social distancing and we are all here for it. Check Maggie’s Pub on Facebook to follow Norman’s daily log. Here is an update. Norman’a log has inspired some to donate to the New River Humane Society. Donations have reached $350!
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our community, many families who are struggling to feed themselves are also facing the challenge of feeding their beloved pets. To help area pet owners in need, the New River Humane Society will be hosting a drive-thru pet food distribution event at the Fayette County Park on May 1st at 6:00pm.
The distribution will occur as a no-contact drive-thru pick up, and individuals will be asked to stay in their cars as food is loaded into their vehicle by volunteer. For the safety of all involved, volunteers will wear a mask and gloves at all times. Those who are picking up food are also asked to wear a mask or mouth/nose covering of some kind. Supplies are limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
We are also seeking any and all donations to help us care for the animals at the Fayette County Animal Control Center. Current needs include canned & dry kitten food, canned & dry puppy food, toilet paper, paper towels, disinfectant spray, hand soap, hand sanitizer, dish soap, laundry detergent, 30 gal (or larger) trash bags, and bleach.
Thanks Fayette Connected for all your volunteer efforts!
Share Your Good News
If you have good news we would love to hear it. Tag us at #fayettevillewvstrong to share your good news. If you have a story of kindness share it. If you see a great helper in our community tell us about it so we can share.
Families Inspired to Get Active and Take Up Cycling Supporting Local Business
Secret Sandwich Society Open for Curbside Carry Out!
Restaurants Offering Weekly Specials
Southside Junction Tap House -6pm-9pm Thursday – Saturday
Pies & Pints– Full menu Curbside Pickup
Wood Iron Eatery– Full menu open for curbside
You DONUT want to miss out on the treats Wood Iron is cranking out
Cathedral Cafe– Daily Specials, family meals and full menu along with general store items
The 304– Daily Specials and full menu
Wanderlust Creative Foods– offering daily meals check in to order for next day
Everyday they will provide a meal that is simple and easy to heat up. Every component of the meal will be vacuum sealed (as shown) and ready to eat. The protein will be suggested to grill or sear but is sous vide to the appropriate temperature. All you will need is a pot of boiling water. The meals will be prepared for 2 or 4, but upon request we will cater to your needs. The meals will be given to you in the boxes shown with the entree. Pre order ONLY, so call or message us on Facebook to get yours!
Kobe Asian Fusion– full menu take out
Tudors – Drive through full menu
Dunkin Donuts – Drive through full menu
The Stache – open for to go orders at the door, you can also pick up pints of ice cream
Gino’s – Drive through full menu
River Chick Farm Food Truck-Open 2-6 today and noon-6 Friday thru Sunday 𝐅or curbside service at 43 Hopewell road
Studio B – call for curbside and local delivery options
The Free Folk Brewery–
Andrew Adkins Live Streaming Wild Rumpus Songs
The Company Stores Live Stream
Things Are Getting Hairy, Missing Our Salons & Barber Shops
You can help support our small businesses in town by buying gift cards to use in the future.