What’s Happening in our area for April?

On going events:
Oak Hill scheduled tire collection for recycling in Fayette County-3rd Wednesday of each month 10AM-2PM at the (Old Kmart lot) New River Health parking lot off Rt. 19. Must have WV ID, limit 10 tires per person, tires must be off the rim and only from cars and light trucks.
Fayetteville is currently updating their Planning and Zoning regulations-hard copy is at Town Hall and the Fayetteville Library. The document is also on their website www.fayettevillewv.gov Public hearings coming in June—posting dates and times soon
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Some info about the Fayetteville Veteran Flags. Orders for the flags may be taken at any time during the year, starting this year the Veterans Flags will be displayed Memorial Day-Veterans Day. Interested in purchasing one for a veteran please contact Heather 304-574-0101. Currently the cost per flag is $54.
New at the Charlie McCoy Town Park in Fayetteville we are currently working on a dog park, which will feature a large and a small dog section. We are currently waiting for a few parts and then we will be open for business. Stay tuned for information on the Grand Bark Opening! Currently, you may want to let your dog run in the TEMPORARY Dog Park located on one side of the old Elementary School 200 W. Wiseman Ave. There is also a dog park in Oak Hill 235 Central Ave.
Many have asked about the FHS trophies. The Fayette County Board of Education has allowed the Town to provide a home for these treasures. Our FHS Alumni are hard at work cataloging trophies and restoring them to showcase the history of the mighty Pirates. These are housed in what many of us still refer to as the “New Building”, though now it has been repurposed into our new Police Department.
Speaking of the “New Building” or the upper brick building, our Police Department has moved into their new location on 135 High St. As soon as the dust settles look for an open house to highlight our department and the Matt Edwards Courtroom.
Fayetteville Town Hall -125 N. Court St. is also getting a face lift. The front of the building has been cleaned painted and lettering has been ordered to complete the front. Look for the roof to be replaced this spring and then repair work along with the painting will occur on the back of the building.
This month:
April 1-30 County-wide Earth Day celebration and clean up. Interested in having a neighborhood pick up day? Talk to your neighbors, need pickers or trash bags? Call Town Hall 304-574-0101.
April 1-30 Photo Scavenger Hunt—Please pick up scavenger hunt check off list & educational bags at Mt. Hope and Oak Hill libraries, Fayetteville CVB and the New River Gorge CVB in Oak Hill. Locations: Ansted Gazebo, 116 E. Main St.—Hawks Nest State Park 49 Hawks Nest Rd.—Fayetteville on the Courthouse lawn 100 N. Court St.—Oak Hill, Doc Hamilton K-9 Park 235 Central Ave.—Mount Hope, Pendleton Community Bank 602 Main St. Please social post with #FayetteCountyEarthDay

This month continued:
April 17 Earth Day White Oak Rail Trail White Oak Depot, Central Ave. Oak Hill. 10AM.-2PM.Team clean up with chance for cash prizes
April 20 Tree Planting at the New Roots Farm 10AM 167 Wolf Creek Rd. off Rt. 16S (old Whitlock Farm) Volunteers needed to help plant fruit trees and a variety of windbreaks on the farm. Bring your own gloves, snacks, water, mask and sunscreen.
April 23 & 24 8AM-3PM Community Wide Clean Up in Fayetteville at the Memorial Building ( 200 W. Maple Ave) parking lot-Appliances: Washers, dryers, dishwashers, water heaters, heat pumps, furnaces, garbage disposals, trash compactors, conventional and microwave ovens, ranges and stoves. Air conditioners, dehumidifiers, refrigerators and freezers (must have freon removed)
Household items: furniture, mattresses, chairs couches, clothing, (paint cans filled with kitty litter) lawn accessories, lawn mowers etc.
April 24 Earth Day downtown Fayetteville will also include a Waste Disposal for pesticides and herbicides located on the Courthouse parking lot off Wiseman Ave. from 9AM-3PM
April 24 Earth Day Ansted, Community Clean Up 8AM-12PM. Register at Ansted Town Hall to be eligible for the cash prizes.
Future Community Events—With more information to follow:
May 15 New River Rim to River 5K
May 30 Memorial Day Candlelight Service-Huse Memorial Park Fayetteville
June 5 White Oak Rail Trail Vendor Event Oak Hill
June 11-12 Vintage in the Ville Fayetteville
June 19 Movie Night Oak Hill Amphitheater
June 25, 26 and 27 Hometown Festival Ansted
July 3-4 Heritage Festival & parade Fayetteville
July 10 Movie Night Oak Hill Amphitheater
July 24 Movie Night Oak Hill Amphitheater
August 7 Captain Thurmond’s Challenge Thurmond to Fayetteville
August 7 Movie Night Oak Hill Amphitheater
August 6-8 Nature Festival
August 21 Movie Night Oak Hill Amphitheater
September 2-5 Oak Leaf Festival Oak Hill
September 25 Hank Williams Festival Oak Hill
October 16 Bridge Day Fayetteville
December 4-5 Gingerbread Christmas Festival & parade Fayetteville
The purpose of this flyer is to inform our community on monthly activities in our county or matters which may be of interest. The Town of Fayetteville also has a Facebook page and website which is updated regularly. For more county information stop by our Visitors Centers:
Fayetteville Visitors Center 310 N. Court St. Fayetteville—New River Gorge Visitors Center 310 W. Oyler Ave. Oak Hill—National Park Visitors Center 162 Visitors Ct. Rd. Lansing
If you would like to add something to the May issue of “What’s Happening” Please call 304-574-0101 or drop off to the Mayor’s office 125 N. Court St. Fayetteville or Email sharon@fayettevillewv.gov by the 20th of April.