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.
We interviewed Ron Sowell, Director of the Woody Hawley Concert Series.
Ron talked about who they are.
Woody Hawley was the beloved minister of Unity of Kanawha in Charleston, West Virginia from 1995-2000. Although not a musician himself, Woody’s love of music inspired church music director Ron Sowell to create a monthly Open Mic to encourage budding area musicians. Musicians and songwriters that Ron had met through his job as Musical Director on Mountain Stage or from his days as a touring musician began to stop by on their travels to perform in the small church venue.
After Woody’s passing from cancer, Ron expanded the concept into a concert series in 2005 and honored Woody’s memory by naming the series after him. Outgrowing the church venue, the popular series moved to The Clay Center for the Performing Arts to accommodate a growing audience.
This six-concert series features some of the best singer/songwriters in the world from September through May. Small tables and chairs are brought in to the intimate Walker Theater to create a cabaret-style venue with a big-city feel. With its exquisite sound system, lighting, and intimate atmosphere, the theater has become the perfect location to enjoy an evening of music with friends.
Concerts are in the Walker Theatre of the Clay Center. Call 304-561-3570 for ticket information.
We also talked with Keith Tyler, State Director of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
They are hosting their 19th Annual Sport Memorabilia Auction on November 12, 2019 begining at 5:30 at St. Georges Church in Charleston WV.
The mission of FCA is to lead every coach and athlete into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His church.
The FCA of WV conducts camps and has many ‘Huddles’ throughout the state.
Their big fundraiser, the Sports Memorabilia Auction is $5 to attend. The event has many silent and live items to bid on.
Call 304-344-9005 for 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.