Upcoming Events

Contributors to the Christmas Festival of Lights Fund Drive for 2022

Santa Club ($1,000)

Wilson Lanes in Memory of Dottie Greene

Slanesville Ruritan

Shanholtzer’s Collision

Santa’s Helper ($500)

Arlo Lee Davis

McKee’s Funeral Home

D&G Equipment Sales

Capon Valley Bank

D&D Plumbing

Elves ($250)

Giffin’s Funeral Home

In Memory of Kyleigh and Liam Joseph

Mountaineer Audiology

Summit Bank

Scott and Becky Heavener

Reindeer ($100 to $200)

Kirby Ruritan

Keister Reunion in Memory of Loved Ones

Jerlene Combs

Jane and Eugene Heishman

Diana Temple

Peter Wood

Cookman Insurance Group

Tim Nichols, DDS

Thomas and Brenda High

Augusta Ruritan

Augusta Lawn and Garden

Lois Thibault

Milleson’s Walnut Grove Campground

Lambert’s Drug Store

Summer Sports Clinics

We are adding a swim clinic to our lineup of Summer Sports Clinics in June and July. The complete list will be as follows:

Girls’ Basketball- June 20 and 21 from 8:00 until 11:00 am at the HHS gym; grades two through seven; registration fee $20

Boys’ Basketball- June 22 from 8:00 until 11:00 am at the HHS gym; grades two through four; registration fee $10

Boys’ Basketball- June 23 from 8:00 until 11:00 am at the HHS gym; grades five through seven; registration fee $10

Volleyball- June 29 and 30 at the HHS gym; grades two through five from 8:00 until 10:00 am; grades six and seven from 8:00 until 11:00 am; registration fee $20.

Swimming- July 18, 19, and 20 from 10:00 am until noon and July 21 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the Romney Town Pool; all boys and girls in grades three through seven; participants must be able to swim across the pool without help before enrolling in the clinic; registration fee $40.

(All grade levels are for the 2022-2023 school year.)

The clinics will be run by HHS Head Coaches Julieanne Buckley (Girls’ Basketball), Dan Alkire (Boys’ Basketball), Megan Fuller (Volleyball), and Lindsay McNelis (Swimming). Instruction will focus on both individual and team fundamentals and skills.

There are three ways to register for the clinics. You may register online on our website, hampshirecountyparks.com, by filling out and sending the Program Registration Form, which is located at the bottom of the home page. You may register in person at the HCP&R office, which is located at 90 North High Street in Romney, any weekday between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. Registrations will also be accepted on the day of the clinic.

Don’t miss out on this chance to learn how to play your favorite sport the Trojan Way.

South Branch Valley Bluegrass Festival and Fireworks

The thirteenth annual South Branch Valley Bluegrass Festival and Fireworks will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at the Wapocoma Campground on South Branch River Road, south of Romney, with the first acts set to appear at 11:00 a.m.


The Festival has attracted an impressive lineup of some of the finest Bluegrass entertainers in the country, including Sideline, Appalachian Road Show, Seth Mulder, Midnight Run, Blue Ridge Thunder, Fly Birds, and Centerfire.

There will also be great food and one of the finest fireworks shows in the area at the conclusion of the Festival.

Admission to the Festival is $5 per person aged 12 and up. No pets, ATVs, golf carts, or alcohol are allowed in the concert area. Also, tents and high-backed chairs are prohibited in the concert area. Social distancing, masking, and CDC guidelines are the responsibility of the individual attendee.

Mark your calendars right now so you don’t miss this great event. I know you’ll be glad that you did!