Highland 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 Highland Hospital, Kanawha County Schools and Suddenlink Communications.
The show airs daily at 8:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Suddenlink’s channel 17.
We interviewed Sara McDowell, Executive Director of BBBS and Kenneth Boothe, Case Manager for BBBS.
Sara discuss the mission and importance of the mentoring program with BBBS. They offer one-on-one relationships between an adult volunteer (or volunteer couple) and an at-risk child between the ages of six and 20. In order to serve more children and enhance match relationships, they also provide group activities and community service projects throughout the year.
They offer four distinct programs: community-based; school-based; program for adjudicated youth; and management of the Mountaineer Challenge Academy mentoring program component.
Kenneth talked about his experience as a “Little” growing up and is now ready to give that same opportunity to children in need on the west side of Charleston, WV.
Sara also notified us that January is National Mentoring Month and that January 21st is ‘Mentoring Day at the Legislature’.
They are always looking for more volunteers to serve as ‘Bigs’. Contact them at 304-746-7900.
We also talked with Glen Jarrell, Board Member, WV Trophy Hunters Association. He talked about the upcoming WV Hunting & Fishing Show coming up January 15-17, 2016 at the Charleston Civic Center.
This will be the 29th year this show has been held.
The past exhibitors tell the Association the West Virginia Hunting and Fishing Show is one of the best run and more productive shows in the United States. The show features exhibitors from as far away as Alaska, New Zealand, Spain, and Africa, plus the United States and Canada.
In conjunction with the show, we run the West Virginia Whitetail Hall of FameSM. The West Virginia Whitetail Hall of FameSMprovides an opportunity for individuals to bring their West Virginia deer trophies in for official scoring and to display the largest racks harvested. You may bring as many mounts in to be scored as you wish. Bring your tags for the deer for official WV DNR scoring.
Admission is only $8.00 for adults. Children 6-12 is $1.00 and children under 6 are FREE.
If you would like to learn more about the Highlights TV Show, contact Host and Executive Producer Jim Strawn at 304-348-1417.