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!
Fayetteville nominated as USA Today Top Adventure Town
Fayetteville is nominated for Best Small Town For Adventure for USA TODAY! We are one of the top 20 adventure towns chosen and you can help choose the top 10 by voting once everyday for your favorite small town. Voting continues until Monday, June 29 at noon. The 10 winning towns will be announced on Friday, July 10th. We are also proud to say this lovely image featured on USA Today is from local photographer rock star Molly Wolff!
Peaceful Parade Mt. Hope
Our neighboring town, Mt. Hope is hosting a Peaceful Parade today at 6pm.
We invite you to join us THIS FRIDAY JUNE 12th at 6:00 PM in Mount Hope for a Peaceful Parade to support the lives of our black community members.
Mount Hope has been a salad bowl of diversity from the early days of the coalfields, and we are coming together to show our love for our community.
The Mount Hope Regional Band will be playing on Main Street beginning at 6:00 PM. We encourage anyone who would like to join the parade to feel free to begin meeting at 5:00 PM along High School Dr. and Virginia St.
Kindness Spotlight: #Loveisreal
Love has spread beyond are county with #Loveisreal acts popping up as far as Beckley and beyond. We want to shed a light on a local community leader, Chris Lawson. Thank you for launching the Love Is Real campaign with the mission of showing people that love is real and bringing people together. The message has spread like wildfire as acts of kindness have been popping up throughout town with many of the acts orchestrated by Chris Lawson himself.
West Virginia Forest Products Cooperative Donates Table To Secret Sandwich Society
Join us at Secret Sandwich Society on the deck at our new table 40! This picnic table is made from wood commonly called “Red Grandis”. The West Virginia Forest Products Cooperative donated the table to help Secret Sandwich Society WV through the economic downturn.
NRHS Drive-Thru Pet Food Distribution & Donation Drive
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 Tractor Supply in Oak Hill on Friday, June 12th from 6pm-8pm.
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 volunteers. 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.
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
We are hosting a community art project at the Fayetteville Visitor Center. Help us spread the love by painting rocks with us. The rocks will be placed around the kiosk at the visitor center. We encourage you to create images that promote kindness and love. Feel free to write positive messages. We are hoping to create a rainbow of colors. We encourage all ages to participate. We will have a no contact rock drop off box on the visitor center porch. If you need access to paint and supplies shoot us a message and we can get you supplies to join in the fun. We will be collecting rocks all month long.
Fayetteville Farmers Market This Saturday
The Fayette County Farmers Market will be set up in the Fayette Courthouse Parking lot for this Saturday from 8:30am to 12:30pm. Come stock up on a variety of fresh goodies from breads to veggies and meats.
Chimney Corner Cafe Reopens Saturday
Just ONE more day until CHIMNEY CORNER CAFE IS OPEN!!!!! WOO HOOOO!
Please come out and see us Saturday, June 13! We will be open from 11:00 am until 9:00pm. We have Fayetteville’s own Randy Gilkey joining us from 1:00pm until 4:00pm. And then from 6:00 until 9:00, from Bluefield, WV, the very talented Lily Comer!
It’s going to be a FABULOUS DAY!
SEE YA’LL AT THE CORNER!
New River Yoga Studio Classes
~Monday 7pm with Candace at the studio.
~Tuesday 9-10am with Candace at AOTG pool deck.
~Tuesday 5:30 with Geoff through Zoom.
~Wednesday 9am High Fitness with Sarah Edwards at the Studio.
~Wednesday 5-6pm with Janet through Zoom.
~Thursday 5:30-6:30 with Candace, Yoga on the Courthouse lawn.
~Thursday 6-7pm with Aimee Rise through Zoom.
~Friday at noon with Lila in her yard! What a treat.
~Sunday 9-10am Yoga on the Gorge, this week is Candace.
This class has rotating teachers.
Hope to see you! Our little studio is struggling, please attend a class or help spread the word. Thank you.
Town of Fayetteville Announces 4th of July Festivities at Heritage Festival
Make plans to attend the 4th of July celebration in the Town of Fayetteville. Looking forward to seeing everyone and remember to space out to protect each other
Updated Restaurant & Retail List
We love our little slice of almost heaven and our community is what makes this place so special. Over the coming weeks and months, our favorite restaurants, shops, places to stay and places to play in our beloved town are going to see a decline in visitors. Our little town is dependent on tourism so we are especially going to take a hit. Our small businesses need us now more than ever. #Fayettevillewvstrong is a movement to support our town and community.
You can help in lots of ways: ordering food to go, shopping online, tipping well, buy a gift card, leave a positive review, or just spread the word about your favorite small business and the #fayettevillewvstrong campaign. We are an outdoorsy close-knit town and we will be utilizing our strengths. You will see more businesses utilizing outdoor spaces. Please be patient with us as we navigate new changes and try to keep each other safe.