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Lincoln lecture scheduled, club to sell raffle tickets

By Staff | Nov 19, 2010

Lincoln lecture scheduled in Wheeling Saturday

WHEELING – Mark A. Snell, Shepherd University associate professor of history, will present a lecture entitled “The 1860 Election of Abraham Lincoln” at the West Virginia Independence Hall Museum in downtown Wheeling Saturday at 6 p.m.

Snell’s lecture will be the first in a series commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and the state. The presentation will focus on Lincoln’s election, which set the stage for the Civil War.

After retiring from the U.S. Army, Snell moved to Shepherdstown where he teaches courses about the Civil War, World War I and World War II at SU. He is also the director of the George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War at Shepherd.

In February 2009 Gov. Joe Manchin awarded Snell the “Honorary West Virginian Award.”

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Club to sell raffle tickets

CHARLES TOWN – The Shenandoah Shamrocks 4-H Club is selling raffle tickets for “Dinner/Brunch for Two” donated by area restaurants to raise funds for community outreach projects.

Supporting restaurants include Awok, Bavarian Inn, Bob Evans, China Kitchen, Cracker Barrel, Five Guys, Glory Days, John’s Cafe and Grill, Maria’s Taqueria, Paul’s at Oakland Church, Stone Soup Bistro and the Tuscany Grille at the Clarion Inn and Conference Center.

The club is also raffling tickets to two West Virginia University basketball games against University of South Florida on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011 and Notre Dame on Feb. 19, 2011.

The drawings for the restaurant gift certificates and tickets will be held Dec. 13. Tickets can be purchased from 4-H members for $2 each or three for $5.

The Shenandoah Shamrocks 4-H Club will use the funds raised to purchase Christmas gifts for the Jefferson County Community Ministries Adopt-a-Family program, cleanup efforts at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds and the Leetown Fish Hatchery/Leetown Science Center, the design and construction of a club float in the Charles Town Christmas Parade and participation in 4-H Club summer camp activities.

The Jefferson County-based club meets the second Monday of every month at the Holiday Inn Express in Charles Town and welcomes new members.

Club members are active participants at the Jefferson County Fair, 4-H Big Day and Bud Day at Camp Frame in Hedgesville (for Cloverbud members between the ages of 5 and 8).

For information, contact Barbara Dodson at bdodson1013@frontiernet.net.