County Officials and residents gathered together on Tuesday, Dec 5, to help Lewis County celebrate its 200th birthday with dancing, games, and fellowship.
Those who came out enjoyed games such as “Pin the County on West Virginia,” which Assessor John Breen attempted with limited success.
Some attendees chose to exercise their “crafty” sides by making friendship bracelets and candles at a station run by Dean Hardman.
Others competed in a dance contest dancing to the “The Twist,” though some of the younger attendees had to be shown how to do the dance by their parents or grandparents.
The evening cumlinated in the cutting of the birthday cake by County Commissioners Rod Wyman, Agnes Queen and Pat Boyle.
The event was organized by the community volunteer group Lewis County First.
The group has become known for their positive attitude and many community projects throughout Lewis County such as the Little Free Libraries, The Jane Lew Community Garden, and work around the monuments at the Mountaineer Military Museum.