Highlights TV Show Features A Tisket A Tasket A Literary Basket, Forks of the Coal, & Roark-Sullivan Lifeway Center


Highlights fb cover photoHighlights is a 30 minute weekly TV show featuring organizations, events, grass-roots efforts and people who move our state and community forward in a positive way.

The show is a collaboration with Kanawha County Schools, Suddenlink Communications and Jim Strawn & Company.

The show airs daily at 8:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Suddenlink’s channel 17.

The show airing April 22, 2019 –  April 29, 2019 ‘highlights’ Kanawha County Library’s Tisket A Tasket, Forks of the Coal, and Roark-Sullivan Lifeway Center.

We interviewed Megan Simpson, member of the Friends of the Library, about their upcoming 13th Annual A Tisket A Tasket A Literary Basket.

The event is a silent auction of donated themed baskets. The event is set for Saturday April 27, 2019 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Temple Israel.

Tickets are $30 – Required $50 – Desired and $100 – Inspired.

Call 304-343-4646 x 1283 for ticket information.

Megan discussed the role of Friends of the Library.

Although funding for KCPL comes mostly through local and state tax revenues, the cost of resources and services can no longer be met only through these sources. The library also depends on generous donors who believe the library is essential to the quality of life in our community and that it deserves additional support. The Friends of the Library is a committee of The Library Foundation of Kanawha County, Inc.

The purpose of the Friends is to support the library’s vision and mission through: advocacy; assisting with special events, including volunteerism, fundraising and public relations; and offering assistance and support to each library in the system.

Hope to see you on April 27th at Temple Israel.

We also interviewed Bobby Miller, Board member of Forks of the Coal Foundation. They have a fun event scheduled for May 11, 2019 Julian, WV. It is Rivers n Ridges from 9:30-5:30 at the Hatfield & McCoy Trailhead. With Walhonde Adventures providing equipment, they will be offering flat-water kayaking, paddle boarding, and fishing, along with some lessons for whole family members. There is a nomimal fee of $20.

Click here to learn more.

We also interviewed John Thompson, Executive Director of Roark-Sullivan Lifeway Center.

John talked about the mission of Roark-Sullivan which is to end chronic and Veteran’s homelessness. To this end, Roark-Sullivan Lifeway Center strives to provide safe, temporary shelter, skill development, and referrals to recovery services to support individuals experiencing homelessness to become self-sufficient.

They have a fundraising event coming up; the 14th Annual Night at the Races set for May 4, 2019 at Edgewood Country Club. A Derby-themed party complete with big screen to watch the 145th Running for the Roses, food, drinks, contests, auction items, music, dance, fun and fellowship.

Scheduled to be on hand is Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr, The Carpenters Ants, Bob Thompson, Miss WV, and hopefully you.

Secure your tickets by clicking here.

Assisting in the event preparation is a group of 5 University of Charleston seniors. It is part of their Senior Project as students in the Integrated Communication Program.

We had Chad Tate and Gracie Roberts on the show discussing their role in promoting the event. Nice job Chad & Gracie.

Gracie and chad on the show

If you would like to learn more about the Highlights TV Show, contact Host and Executive Producer Jim Strawn at 304-541-4756.


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