Free lunches for kids scheduled

Washington-Morgan Community Action is offering free lunches for kids ages 1-18 beginning June 10, through Aug. 9. The Summer Feeding Program is available to all children Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m.- 12:45 p.m. at the playground beside the Beverly Pool on Fifth Street in Beverly. The lunch will be followed with activities.

A weekend pack meal will also be available June 14, 21 and 28 and July 5, 12, 19 and 26. Come every Friday to the Summer Feeding Program to get a meal pack. Children will receive one meal pack which includes two breakfast meals, four lunch/dinner meals, one white milk and one chocolate milk. The child/children must be present to receive the packed meals.

Call (740) 373-3455 to RSVP for each meal. Everyone is encouraged to take advantage of these meals throughout the summer!



Tomorrow kicks off Beverly Public Library’s summer reading programs.

Monday at 5:30 is Family Night. The evening will feature food, crafts, movies, stories and games. A weekly drawing for all participating families will also be held.

Tuesday will feature a public speaker at 1 p.m. This week’s speaker will talk about fossils. This program is open to all.

Wednesday is the Read-to-Me Story Time at 11 a.m. This week’s topic is rocks. A craft and snack will be provided. Story times are open to children ages 2-6 and the children must be accompanied by an adult who will remain with them throughout the program.

Thursday is time for elementary children grades 1-5. This week’s program, garden dirt, begins at 1 p.m.

Wrapping up the week on Friday will be children in grades 6-12 for a 1 p.m. program. “Can You Survive a Zombie Apocalypse’ will be this week’s program.

All summer reading programs are free and open to the public. Stop in the library for more information about these or any summer reading programs. They may be reached at 984-4060 or on the web at They are also on facebook at



Wednesdays in June, July and August the Waterford Church of the Nazarene is hosting “Summer in the Park” in Dodge Park in Beverly from 7-8 p.m. Food, fellowship and fun are offered for everyone free of charge, and there will also be a special group activity for children.

Everyone is welcome to come join in the fellowship!


Sue Sampson is a longtime columnist for The Parkersburg News & Sentinel.