Organ Cave Community Educational Outreach Service (CEOS) met for their Nov. 15 meeting at Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church. Meeting was called to order by members pledging the American Flag.
The following will serve as club officers for 2022: President, Janet Johnson; Vice President and Meditations, Cathy Queen; Secretary and Health Motivator, Sandy Perry; Committee Chairperson, Continuing Education, Carolyn Rodgers; Family, Sandy Perry; Marketing/Membership, Cathy Queen; Purposeful Reading, Rose Kirk.
Programs planned are: 4-H Program, Danske Dandridge: The Poet who wrote of WV; 4-H Program; WV Rhythm: Music in the Mountain State; WV Women is Baseball; Hearts & Hands in Action: Engaging in Community Service from Home.
Members enjoyed a history lesson for their program: Covered Bridges of WV. Many covered bridges have been erected at parks and on private lands. There are 17 covered bridges in West Virginia listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The state’s most historic and oldest is the Philippi Covered Bridge, built in 1852. The Carrollton Covered Bridge, a 140-foot span over the Buckhannon River was built in 1856 and repaired from a fire in 2017. The Barrackville Covered Bridge, also has a span of 140-foot over Buffalo Creek near Fairmont, in Marion County. Two are located in Harrison County: The Simpson Creek Covered Bridge, located near Bridgeport, was built in 1881; the second is the Fletcher Covered Bridge, is a structure over Ten Mile Creek and built in 1891. Jackson County has the Sarvis Fork Bridge near Sandyville and built in 1889, but was moved in 1924 due to road construction. The Staats Mill Bridge, built in 1887 over Big Mill Creek, was relocated to Cedar Lakes FFA-FHA Camp in 1983. Greenbrier County is home to Herns Mill Bridge located west of Lewisburg on US 60 and Hokes Mill Bridge located just off of US 219 near Ronceverte. Monroe County also is home to two bridges, The Indian Creek Bridge located on US 219 south of Salt Sulphur Springs, and the Laurel Creek Bridge, located off US 219 near Union, is the state’s smallest at 24 feet. The Fish Creek Bridge, built around 1881 is near Hundred in Wetzel County. The Dents Run Bridge is south of Westover in Monongalia County. The Walkersville Bridge spans right fork of the West Fork River in Lewis County. Currently under the control of the Doddridge County Historical is the Center Point Bridge near State Route 23. The Locust Creek Bridge, is south of Hillsboro in Pocahontas County. Located at the Cabell County Fairgrounds near Milton is the Mud River Bridge.
Members were reminded that all county CEOS meetings had been cancelled for 2021 due to Covid-19.
Please call the Greenbrier County Extension Office at 304-647-7408 if you are interested in joining a CEOS club.