Residents raise money for community building through annual fair

Upshur

The 15th annual Brooks Hill Fair hosted vendors, games and live music for another year as the community came together to raise money for a great cause.

The focus of the fair every year is to raise money for the Brooks Hill Community Building, a building that was once a single room school house dating back to the early 1900’s and is still the focus of the community through its transitioning phase.

“We have things here year round, well we don’t have much in the winter because of snow and we can’t get up here, but all summer long we have stuff,” said fair attendee and town native, Mary Weaver.

“And we’re four generations of being up here. I mean she’s my grandmother, my mother has been up here, I was raised up here during the summers and now my children are here – so it’s something that we always come back to,” continued Weaver’s granddaughter, Ashley Lantz.

The event started with an annual four-wheeler ride featuring hundreds of riders from around the area and a gun raffle and dinner to raise additional funds.

To donate to the Brooks Hill Community building, click on Brooks Hill Community Fair Facebook or call 304-924-6724.

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