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Bulletin board: June 13, 2014

Photo contest

Kanawha County students can win gift cards in the Capitol Conservation District’s 2014 Poster Contest. The theme is “Dig Deeper: Mysteries in the Soil.” Open to K-12 students, posters must be made on 14-by-22-inch poster board for grades K-6, and 22-by-28-inch poster board for grades 7-12. Posters will be judged in each of these grade categories: K-1, 2-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12. Any media may be used to create a flat or two-dimensional effect with paint, crayons, colored pencils, charcoal, paper or other materials. The posters will be evaluated on message, visual effectiveness, originality and universal appeal. Contact the District office by phone, 304-759-0736, or email,, for information and to receive an application. The deadline for entries is June 25.

Membership drive

Greenbrier Historical Society is accepting new members. Members receive a free copy of the society’s annual publication, “The Journal of the Greenbrier Historical Society,” and the society’s quarterly newsletter, “Appalachian Springs.” Member benefits also include one free query in “Appalachian Springs” and a 10-percent discount in the Star Tavern Gift Shop. Memberships start at $25 for individuals, $35 for families, and $50 for businesses. Forms can be found at the North House or online at For more information, contact the Greenbrier Historical Society at 304-645-3398 or The Greenbrier Historical Society’s North House Museum and Archives, at 301 West Washington St. in Lewisburg, are open free to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Host families sought

The Fresh Air Fund, an independent, nonprofit agency, provides free summer experiences to New York City children from low-income communities through the fund’s Volunteer Host Family Program. Host families are sought for these children. To learn more about hosting a Fresh Air child this summer, call Rachel Eubanks at 304-282-6010. Visit The Fresh Air Fund online at

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