All Area Catholic Picnic set July 19 at Greenbrier State Forest

Catholics and their families from throughout the Greenbrier Valley of WV and the Alleghany Highlands of Virginia are invited to join with the Alleghany Highlands Council 8689 Knights of Columbus for the annual all-area Catholic picnic on Sunday, July 19, at Shelter #1 in the Greenbrier State Forest, three miles south of the Caldwell/White Sulphur Springs exit of I-64.

Beginning at 2 p.m., the Knights will provide the hamburgers and hot dogs and all the fixings, plus the paper products and drinks and ask those attending to bring a covered dish, sports equipment or board games. Pool tickets will be available at the Shelter.

“We hope every Catholic and their families will join us for this social event for the members of the parishes of Greenbrier, Monroe, Pocahontas, Alleghany, Bath and Craig counties,” noted Perk Berry of White Sulphur Springs, grand knight of Council 8689, who added, “With the shelter, the picnic is held rain or shine.”

A vesper program is planned at 4 p.m. and door prizes will be awarded by the Knights.

Meanwhile, members of the Knights continue to lead the Rosary Recitations at St. John, the Evangelist, Catholic Chapel at Sweet Springs, Monroe County, each Sunday in July at 5 p.m. The Chapel is the oldest standing Catholic Church in West Virginia and will be the site for the Mass of the Feast of the Assumption on Aug. 15 at 6 p.m. followed by an ice cream social on the grounds of the Chapel. The public is invited to attend the Mass and the social.



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