Highlights TV Show Features YWCA’s Guys Night Out & Country Road Pet Resort’s DoggieFest ’21


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 11, 2021 – September 18, 2021 features the YWCA Sojourner’s Shelter and their upcoming Guys Night Out event and Country Roads Pet Resort and their upcoming event, DoggieFest ’21.

We interviewed Margaret Taylor, Program Director, Sojourner’s Shelter and Doug Skaff, Chairman of the Guys Night Committie.


Margaret discussed their program.

YWCA Sojourner’s Shelter for Homeless Women & Families provides emergency shelter and supportive services around the clock, every day of the year for homeless single women, women with children, men with custody of their children and intact families. This 75-bed facility offers a secure, healthy environment with crisis intervention, case management and counseling to help individuals achieve long-term self-sufficiency. We maintain a successful recidivism rate of about five (5) percent annually, well below the national average of individuals returning to shelters. Children’s programs include computer and art classes, tutoring, drug-free education, supportive counseling and field trips. Recovering from and preventing future homelessness is our goal for all who take shelter with us.

They also operate the YWCA Sojourner’s Job Education/Readiness Center to provide education and job-readiness training for any and all homeless adults, regardless of their place of refuge.

She also discussed their funding and the importance of the fundraising event Guys Night Out.

Doug talked about the upcoming 16th Annual Guys Night Out event scheduled for October 23rd at Oakes Field.


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This event is a WVU football watching, pork eating, beverage drinking, extreme tailgating…guy thing.

The event unfolds under a giant tent on Oakes Field in South Charleston, WV 2 hours prior to the WVU vs TCU football game.

He described the ‘Best Wings in the Valley’ contest whick is at halftime of the game. Area restaurants vie for your vote by providing 1 wing for every guy in attendance.

You will not go hunger at this event.

All proceeds help the YWCA Sojourner’s Shelter.

Tickets can be secured at GuyNightOutCharleston.com.

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We also interviewed Bill Hatzopoulos, Owner of Country Roads Pet Resort. He talked about their new program Woofie University Fountaion which has a sole purporse to help ‘Make WV the Most Pet-Friendly State on the Planet’.

He also talked about their upcoming event to benefit area rescue programs. DoggieFest ’21 is set for October 24th from 3-9:00 on their property at 173 Foxhound Lane, Charleton WV 25314.

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Admission is FREE with DONATIONS being accepted for the nonprofit programs.

Food. Beverages. Live Music. Fun. and Doggies. Sounds like a wonderful day.

Call 304-989-2393 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.

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