Shepherdstown Goodwill grand opening Monday
SHEPHERDSTOWN –Shepherdstown’s Horizon Goodwill Industries store holds its grand opening Monday with door prizes, light refreshments and special events happening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10:30 a.m.
The new store is located at 83 Maddox Square Drive in the shopping center near Food Lion.
The Rev. Edgar J. Helms of Boston founded the organization in 1902 with the aim of providing residents with hope, dignity and independence. Today, there are 165 independent, community-based Goodwill franchises.
Goodwill officials say that by donating and shopping at Goodwill, residents help their neighbors who have disabilities or otherwise face barriers to employment.
For every dollar spent at Goodwill, the nonprofit puts 90 cents back into job training, rehabilitation services and other programs. Goodwill also offers a plus for the environment by giving new life to more than 8 million pounds of clothing and other items that might otherwise go to landfills.
Goodwill stores already operate in the Panhandle in Charles Town and Martinsburg. To learn more, call the store at 304-876-8048 or go online to horizongoodwill.org.
Electrical problem suspected in weekend Bavarian Inn fire
SHEPHERDSTOWN (AP) – A Shepherdstown fire official says an electrical problem is the suspected cause of a fire at the Bavarian Inn.
Shepherdstown Fire Department Capt. Zachery Morgan says a small fire broke out late Saturday night in a men’s employee bathroom.
Morgan said the fire appears to be accidental. A fire marshal is investigating.
Front desk manager Jessie Ward says the inn’s dining room manager noticed the fire and tried to put it out with a fire extinguisher.
No injuries were reported. A damage estimate wasn’t immediately available.
Christian Asam’s family owns the alpine-style Shepherdstown landmark. He says the fire didn’t disturb any guests.
Red Cross plans welcome for new exec
MARTINSBURG – The public is invited to next week’s welcome reception for the new executive of the Eastern Panhandle chapter of the American Red Cross.
The event for Rachel Coven happens from 5 to 7 p.m. June 4 at the Historic McFarland House at 409 S. Queen St. in Martinsburg.
Coven, who has lived in Charles Town since 2009, is a native of Brunswick, Md. After college in Frederick, Md., and Baltimore, Coven has worked for a variety of nonprofits such as Catholic Charities West Virginia, the Burke Street Promise Neighborhood Initiative and VITA, which provides tax preparation at no cost to low-income families.
Those who plan to attend the June 4 reception are asked to RSVP by calling 304-725-3606.