Highlights TV Show Features Kanawha City Lions Club & Love Thy Neighbor Walk


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 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 November 11, 2019 – November 18, 2019 highlights the Kanawha City Lions Club & the Love Thy Neighbor Walk.

We interviewed Lisa Amoroso, President KC Lions Club and Bill Campbell, VP KC Lions Club.

Lisa discussed the purpose and mission of the club. She explained that their mission is simple: Lions Serve!  It’s that simple, and it has been since they first began in 1917. Lions clubs are places where individuals join together to give their valuable time and effort to improving their communities, and the world.

We discussed their upcoming 52nd Annual Art & Craft Show set for November 22-24, 2019 at the Charleston Convention Center.


Bill talked about their humble beginnings and how it has grown over the years. You will see a true cornucopia of creativity at the 52nd Annual Capital City Art and Craft Show, everything from the simple to the sublime can be found within the artists booths. Creative artisans display treasures from traditional to contemporary for sale including jewelry, pottery, photography, fine arts, stone and metal sculpture. For many customers it’s an annual ritual to spend a day here, seeing their favorite exhibitors and meeting new ones, buying new works including gifts for the approaching holiday season. The show will feature artisans from seven states. The Country Kitchen will be offering delicious fall favorites and vendors will provide specialty food items.

Each year the sponsoring Kanawha City Lions Club provides the 15,000 visitors a weekend showcasing a Convention Center filled to the brim with high quality original items at affordable prices. Many of the craftsman are demonstrating products in progress. Visitors can also enjoy sampling a variety of West Virginia produced food products like salsa, dips, jellies, pickles, meatballs, cakes, sauces and wine. Regional authors will also offer book signing.

Since the Show’s inception, the Lions Club have used the proceeds of the event to donate more than $2 million dollars to state and local charities, as well as providing more than $100,000 in eyeglasses for local residents.

Show hours are:

November 22nd – 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

November 23rd – 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

November 24th – 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Call 304-543-2681 for more information.


We also talked about the Love Thy Neighbor Walk.

This walk is in conjunction with National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week, which is November 16-24, 2019.

The ‘Love Thy Neighbor’ Walk is set for November 20, 2019 beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Roark-Sullivan Lifeway Center.

The WALK is FREE. But nonperishable foods are being accepted. All food donations are going to Manna Meal.

All walkers will get a FREE tee-shirt.

FREE to walk, but please register here, for your tee-shirt.

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is an annual program where people come together across the country to draw attention to the problems of hunger and homelessness. Participating groups spend the week holding a series of educational, service, fundraising, and advocacy events.

This walk is being sponsored by Roark-Sullivan and the Kanawha Valley Collective.

Call 304-541-4756 to RSVP or get more information.

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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