“We hope everyone in the area towns will come out Wednesday, July 27, and join us as we sing together traditional campfire songs and make s’mores and roast marshmallows,” Perk Berry said in announcing a free community campfire and marshmallow roast at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 325 West Main Street in White Sulphur Springs. The campfire will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will last about one hour. Song sheets will be provided.
“This is for all residents of the area, but particularly for families affected by the flood, volunteers who have come from far and wide to help, and any ‘child’ 1 to 100 years old,” he said.
The songs will be selected from song books used by 4-H and Scouts for campfires. Folding chairs will be used to sit around the fire, but, Berry noted, participants may want to bring their own chair just in case.
Located on the pavement at the top of the hill by the church, the campfire program is planned to be fun for all ages. “You can expect anything from ‘Little Bunny Foo-Foo’ to ‘Country Roads,’” Berry said.
There will be plenty of parking on the lower parking lot, west of the church.
Sponsored by the Alleghany Highlands Council 8689 Knights of Columbus, the marshmallow roasting sticks will be provided, but, again, participants may want to bring their own. The campfires will be built in small portable fire pits. In case of rain, the “campfires” will be held in the parish hall.
For further information, call the office of the Catholic Churches of the Greenbrier Valley at 304-536-1813 or the Knights of Columbus or 304-645-1373.