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SANTA CLUB ($1,000)













Shanholtzer’s Collision













Robert and Judith Hott- In Memory of Bobby Hott and Heath Kline

McKee’s Funeral Home

Marian Hott in Memory of Lindberg and Steven Hott

Capon Valley Bank



Summit Bank

Slanesville Ruritan

Capon Bridge Ruritan 

Augusta Ruritan

Giffin Funeral Home

Springfield Ruritan


Hampshire County Special Services Center

In Memory of Eugene and Ricky Tutwiler

Augusta Lawn and Garden



Dianna Temple

Lynn Adams

Larry and Betty Srout

James and Emily Takacs

Capon Valley Ruritan

Cookman Insurance Group

Thomas and Brenda High

Mark Heavener

Lambert’s Drug Store

Mountaineer Audiology

Ruby LaFollette

Frances E. Whitacre in Memory of Helen Heatwole

William and Virginia Poland

Capon Valley Bank


SANTA CLUB ($1,000)

In Memory of Sharon Canan

Shanholtzer’s Collision

Sandy Ferguson

Capon Valley Bank

Ruth Grapes (In Memory of Eugene W. Grapes)

FNB Bank

The Bank of Romney

The Koolwink Motel

Garry, Sandra & Kane

Shanholtz Orchards




McKee Funeral Home

Hampshire Co. Special Services Center

Slanesville Ruritan Club

Hampshire Metal and Industrial

Augusta Ruritan Club

Margaret Keister

Virginia Baude

Summit Bank

Thomas & Brenda High





Lambert's Drug Store

Cloyce & Marie Sowers

Giffin Funeral Home

D&G Equipment

Judy's Mobile Home

L&M Market

Travis, Amy, Deacon & Elliott Delaplain

Augusta Lawn & Garden

Capon Bridge Ruritan Club

In Memory of R.J. Twigg

Kirby Ruritan Club

Springfield Ruritan Club

Augusta Auto Parts & Service

Omps Grocery

In Memory of Mr. & Mrs. George Heavner, Sr.





In Memory of Alan "Mitch" Davis

Ronald & Patty Iser

Four B's Pizza & Subs

Roberta Miller

Bruce Nicholson

Shingleton's Timber & Trucking

Mike, Lisa, Ron, Patty, Larry & Debbi Iser

(In Memory of George Saville)

Winifred Tutwiler

(In Memory of Eugene W. Tutwiler)

GFWC of Romney Art Department

Romney Rotary Club

Ronald & Elizabeth Shanholtz

Progressive Physical Therapy

Lois Thibault

Jason, Christy, Vanessa, Ross & Wesley Hicks

Capon Valley Ruritan

In Memory of Marvin Bohrer

Kay & Larry Dietz

The Hampshire Review

Romney Ruritan Club

Dave Willis

Sam & Barbara Riley

Kelly Sheridan

Dr. Tim Nichols, DDS

Shaffer Funeral Home

Denzil & Shirley Davis

(In Memory of George Saville)

Sharon Link

(In Memory of George Saville)

Home Town Solutions

George & Helen Saville

Calvert's Self Storage

Janie & Eugene Heishman

Romney Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1371

Jersey Mountain Ruritan Club

Peggy Kline

(Heath Kline & Bobby Hott)

Kenny & Robin Ayers

Dan & Lucille Harris

(In Memory of George Saville)

Dianna Pentle

William C. Poland

Milleson's Walnut Grove Campground

Brian & Jessica Steward

Mountaineer Audiology

Keith & Louise Potter



Hampshire County Parks and Recreation concluded its seventh annual Christmas Festival of Lights at Afton and Pauline Malick Central Hampshire Park on Wednesday, January 1, and the response was terrific. Over 6,400 vehicles toured the lights and estimating modestly that each vehicle contained three people, over 18,000 people attended the Festival. 

The Hampshire County Commission and the Parks and Recreation Board have made significant contributions, both monetary and maintenance, in support of the Festival, and both are committed to supporting it in the future. But we also want to give the individual citizens and the business community of Hampshire County the opportunity to show their support for the project so we can truly make the Festival something that we can all be proud of.

In that vein, we are kicking off our seventh annual Christmas Festival of Lights Fund Drive. Our goal is to raise $10,000 to purchase additional displays so we can light up the area above the amphitheater and the middle of the park, to add an additional 4-foot section to our giant Christmas tree, and to make necessary repairs to the existing displays. Contributors will be listed in the following categories:

Santa Club- This category will include all individuals and businesses that contribute $1,000 or more. Their names will be listed on professionally prepared placards on a lighted board that will be displayed on the back of the amphitheater where everyone visiting the Festival will see it. We will also put an individual picture of each Santa Club member in the Hampshire Review.

Santa’s Helpers- This category will include those who contribute $500. Their names will be listed on professionally prepared placards on another lighted board on the back of the amphitheater.

Elves- These will include those who contribute $250. They will be listed on smaller placards farther down the second lighted board.

Reindeer- This category will include all those who contribute up to $100. They will be listed on smaller placards farther down the second lighted board.

Donations of any size are appreciated. If you just want to send in $5 or $10, every contribution helps make the Festival that much better in 2020. And we’ll list every contributor, no matter how big or how small the contribution, on our website, hampshirecountyparks.com.

We are conducting our Fund Drive during January and February so we can take advantage of the after-Christmas sales that most dealers offer. Don’t miss out on your chance to help make the Christmas Festival of Lights an event that our entire county can cherish for years to come.  

Contributions may be mailed to HCP&R, P.O. Box 213, Romney, WV 26757, or delivered to the HCP&R Office at 90 North High Street any weekday between 9:00 and 1:00. If you’d like us to pick up your contribution, give us a call at (304) 822-7300, or email us at hampshirecoparks@hotmail.com, and we’ll make the necessary arrangements to come and get your donation at your home or place of business. Thank you for your support of this project!

Lord of the Rings
Wrestling Tournament

Hampshire County Parks and Recreation and the Hampshire Mat Club will hold the ninth annual Lord of the Rings Open Youth Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, February 8, 2020, at Hampshire High School. The wrestling action starts at 8:00 a.m. and continues all day, with competition on four mats simultaneously. Admission charge is $5 for adults and $3 for students for the entire day of wrestling.

Teams of boys and girls ages five to fifteen from all over West Virginia, Maryland, and Virginia will be featured in the tournament, with wrestlers competing in over 50 weight and age classifications. If you’ve never attended a youth wrestling tourney, you really should take an hour or two to check it out. I promise you’ll be entertained.

Skiing/Tubing Trip to Canaan Valley Resort

Hampshire County Parks and Recreation will sponsor a skiing/tubing trip to Canaan Valley Resort in Davis, WV, on Monday, January 20, which is Martin Luther King Day.  The slopes are open for skiing from 9:00 am until 4:30 pm, and tubing times are as follows: Session A is 9:00 until 11:00 am; Session B is from 11:30 am until 1:30 pm; Session C is from 2:00 until 4:00 pm.

The special group rate for the day is as follows: Lift Ticket Only- $15; Lift Ticket Plus Ski Rental- $25; Lift Ticket Plus Snowboard Rental- $35; Tubing (All Sessions)- $8. In order to get the group rate, just tell the clerk at the ticket window that you are with the Hampshire County Parks and Recreation group. Don’t miss this opportunity to hit the slopes with your friends while enjoying a great rate.