Highlights TV Show Features Appalachian Heritage Woodshop & Kanawha State Forest


Highlights 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 HD MediaThe Media Center,  Jim Strawn & Company.

Special thanks to our latest sponsor, Bankers Life WV. There’s No Life Like the Bankers Life.

The show taped and premiering at 8:30 p.m. on July 11, 2022 highlights the Appalachian Heritage Woodshop and the Kanawha State Forest.

We interviewed Jerill Vance, Owner & Host of Appalachian Heritage Woodshop in Culloden, WV.

Jerill talked a little about his business.

In 2009, after more than 32 years in the chemical industry, he left and obtained an Associate of Applied Science degree in Fine Woodworking from New River Community and Technical College in Lewisburg, WV.

In 2011 he obtained my business license to build furniture as well as teach woodworking. Utilizing a grant from the WV Commission on the Arts he built a wood drying kiln in 2012 and was also juried into Tamarack in Beckley, WV.

He now enjoys the profession of custom designing and building furniture, as well as, teaching woodworking to others.

Appalachian Heritage Woodshop – the TV Series

He is also the host of an video series that airs on WV Public Broadcasting. He is filming Season 3 now.

They are looking for like-minded partners. Call him to learn more. 304-690-0430.

Check out a few episodes from Season 2 here.

Check out a few of his products here.

Open Shop

He invited ALL to his Open Shop on July 23, 2022 from 8:00 – 8:00.

Location is 555 Middle Road, Culloden, WV 25510.


Click here to view the entire show.

Kanawha State Forest Activity

We also talked with Jennifer Bauman, Volunteer Coordinator, Kanawha State Forest.

Jennifer discussed the new ADA trail, playground and vaulted toilets.

KSF is planning a few Nature sun print workshops:

   * Kids, Thursday, July 28th, 10 AM to 2 PM https://fb.me/e/5lUGotaUQ
   * Adults, Sunday, July 31st, 9 AM to Noon https://fb.me/e/3JMTzSJbn
The instructor is Christi Koelker.

Rock The Park

She also talked about the Rock The Park free outdoor concert!
Saturday, August 13, 2022 from 11 AM to 5 PM. There is a great band line-up, plus there will be food, exhibits and lots of family fun planned.
Rock the park

Click here to view the entire show.

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