Highlights TV Show Features March of Dimes Chef’s Auction & Trick or Beat Event


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 October 21, 2019 –  October 28, 2019 highlights March of Dimes & The Beat’s Trick or Beat.

We interviewed Chef Dennis Harris, Edgewood Country Club and Joanna McNurlin, Development Director, March of Dimes WV.

We discussed the upcoming Annual Signature Chef’s Auction scheduled for Monday, October 28, 2019 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Charleston Marriott on Lee Street.

Experience the culinary excellence of West Virginia by sampling tastings from over 10 local Chefs, while perusing dazzling auction packages – to improve the health of all moms and babies.

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Chef’s Dennis prepared a dish on our TV set and talked about why this event is so important to them.

Joanna discussed the importance of the event and the MOD mission which leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. They believe that every baby deserves the best possible start. Unfortunately, not all babies get one. They are changing that.

For 80 years, March of Dimes has helped millions of babies survive and thrive. Now they are  building on that legacy to level the playing field for all moms and babies, no matter their age, socio-economic background or demographics. They support moms throughout their pregnancy, even when everything doesn’t go according to plan. They advocate for policies that prioritize their health. They support radical improvements to the care they receive. And they pioneer research to find solutions to the biggest health threats to moms and babies.

Call 606-939-6338 or email Joanna at jmcnurlin@marchofdimes.org to secure your tickets.

We also interviewed Bobbie Spry, Promotions Director of WV Radio Corporation.

One of their stations, 98.7 The Beat, is sponsoring the 14th Annual Trick or Beat event at Appalachian Power Park on Tuesday evening October 29th.

98.7 The Beat, along with Todd Judy Ford and The West Virginia Power, are the hosts.

This annual event provides a FREE, safe and well-lit environment for Charleston area youth to trick-or-treat.

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There will be two trick-or-treating sessions on October 29th. Session one will begin at 6:00 P.M. and will last until 7:00 P.M. The second session will start at 7:30 P.M. and will conclude at 8:30 P.M. Children ages 12 and younger can walk around the well-lit concourse of Appalachian Power Park, stopping at candy stations along the way.

Tickets are now available and can be picked up at the Beat studio on 1111 Virginia Street East from 8am-5pm, M-F or the Appalachian Power Park. Adults do not need tickets.

Thank you to the sponsors: Todd Judy Ford, Chick-fil-A Southridge, Poca Valley Bank, Kidaroos WV, Braley and Thompson Foster Care, United Way of Central WV, IHOP, Cabin Creek Health Systems, Physical Exams, Inc., and CareSource.

Call 304-342-8131 with questions.

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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