Helvetia, WV
Helvetia Highlights for September 2008

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Governor Manchin Visits. On August 11, Governor and Mrs. Manchin traveled to Helvetia for dinner. During the visit, Governor Manchin committed $50,000 toward the construction of new restrooms for the Community Hall. Check out the photos.

Alert! Allegheny Power and American Electric Power have proposed building the largest power transmission line east of the Mississippi with one of the proposed routes going through Helvetia. It appears the power line would cross the valley between town and the cemetery. The Charleston Gazette has a story on the project with links to maps at http://www.wvgazette.com/News/200807240460. Other information including maps can be found at http://www.pathtransmission.com/. You can contact the companies at http://www.pathtransmission.com/contact/default.asp if you want to comment on the route. We'll keep you posted as more information becomes available.

Community Hall Restroom Project. Check out the progress. First floor walls are up and carpenters are working!

Saturday, September 6. First Saturday Square Dance. Adults $5. Age 12 and under, $1. 8:00 p.m. Community Hall.

Monday, September 8. Farm Women's Club Meeting. 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 9. Monthly meeting of the Helvetia Restoration and Development Organization. 7 p.m. at the Helvetia Public Library.

Saturday, September 13 - Sunday September 14. Helvetia Fair.

  • Saturday. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Exhibits open at the Community Hall.
    • Horseshoe Contest. Double elimination. Rules are posted. Call 304-924-5022 for more information.
      • 1:00 p.m. Registration. $10 per team.
      • 1:00 p.m. Contest begins.
    • 2:00 p.m. Alpine Parade
    • 2:30 p.m. Swiss folk dancing & singing, Alp horns, yodeling, and Fahnenschwingen (swinging of the Swiss flag) in the Meadow
    • 4:00 p.m. Field day events for Kids. Games such as Water Balloon Toss and Feeding the Elephant. Open to kids of all ages. Free. Special Surprise.
    • 5:00 p.m. Unaccompanied Gospel Sing at the Helvetia Church
    • 9:00 p.m. – Midnight. Square dance at the Community Hall. $5.
  • Sunday
    • Helvetia Mountain Run http://www.wvmtr.org/helvetia10k.htm
      • 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Registration at the General Store
      • 8:45 a.m. Kids' Run
      • 9:00 a.m. 10K run and 2 mile walk
    • 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Exhibits open at the Community Hall
    • 2:00 p.m. Program in the Meadow
  • Both Saturday and Sunday
    • Refreshments at the Community Hall
    • Arts and Crafts sales at the Star Band Hall and throughout the village
    • Book Sale at the Library
    • Special Stamp Cancellation
    • Artisans at the One Room School