Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church is beginning the next phase of the flood recovery efforts in Greenbrier County. With residents getting ready to move back into their homes or move into new homes, the church recognizes they will need furniture and appliances. The church is asking community members to help flood victims by donating furniture and/or appliances. They can do so by dropping them off at the church in White Sulphur Springs. Father Chapin asks if anyone has appliances, furniture, beds or box springs to please consider giving it to a flood victim. A list of items the church is looking for include: box springs, couches, tables, lamps, rugs, dining room tables, stoves, refrigerators, washers and dryers, small appliances, such as microwaves, toasters, dishes, and utensils. The biggest needs are dressers and drawers.
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Lewisburg receives recognition for creativity as one of the 20 Most Creative Small Towns in America, established by the Graphic Design Degree Hub. As a definitive list, only those towns with populations of fewer than 100,000 population were considered. Beyond that, the towns’ aesthetic beauty, number of hosted festivals and art fairs, the existence of things like community theaters and art galleries, and overall artsy vibes contributed to Lewisburg making the cut as a hub for all things theater, dance, and music-related. Lewisburg’s famous Greenbrier Valley Theatre produces nearly 200 shows a year, and not surprisingly, theater lovers flock in from all over the country to see them. The Lewis Theater is home to the Trillium Performing Arts Collective. Finally, Lewisburg has one of only four remaining Carnegie Halls, which hosts musicians from all over the world, and puts on a free outdoor summer concert series that is popular with both locals and visitors.
“What a wonderful recognition. We are in great company with a lot of neat, artsy cities,” said Lewisburg Mayor John Manchester.