Maxwelton Ruritans honor scholarship recipients   

Al Whitaker, director of Greenbrier County Homeland Security and Emergency Management (left) and Lee Godbey, president of the Maxwelton Ruritan Club.
Al Whitaker, director of Greenbrier County Homeland Security and Emergency Management (left) and Lee Godbey, president of the Maxwelton Ruritan Club.

The Maxwelton Ruritan club held their regular meeting for June at the Henning Church of God.

Al Whitaker, director of Greenbrier County Homeland Security and Emergency Management was the guest speaker. He explained to the members that everyone should have their new 911 addresses and should be currently using it as their only address.

He also explained that Greenbrier is one of the few counties that will allow you to text the 911 dispatcher if you have an emergency and it is not safe for the caller to speak. He also spoke about the flood disaster from last year and how all the local authorities worked together to coordinate the emergency response units.

Also attending the meeting were the club’s scholarship recipients Kerri Arbuckle and McKenna Gillilan and their mothers, Heather Gillilian and Louvonne Arbuckle.

A moment of silence remembering the victims of the June 23, 2016, flood was observed by all.

The Maxwelton Ruritan Club was chartered in 1953. Most people recognize their Ice Cream Concession Stand at the West Virginia State Fair where they volunteer every August. All proceeds from the ice cream sales go back into the local community.

They donate to Penny Pitch, Red Cross, Shop With A Cop, Family Refuge Center, 4-H clubs, CYAC, and local Boy Scouts. They also give two scholarships to deserving high school seniors, and the club is responsible for road cleanup along 219 North with the Adopt-A-Highway program.

The Maxwelton Ruritan club meets the fourth Thursday of each month at the Henning Church of God on Vago Road. The dinner meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. For more information about Ruritan and the Maxwelton club, call 304-645-4709.

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