by: Rivers Upchurch
BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) – The Academy of Careers and Technology in Beckley hosted its annual Festival of Trees Tuesday, December 14, 2021.
Kids in each program work together to decorate a special tree that represents tools and skills they’ll use in their future careers. Principal Charles Pack Jr. said it’s a tradition that allows students to use what they’ve learned in a fun and creative way.
“Each program here at ACT builds a tree that sort of reflects the skills and materials they use in their every day class for what ever skill they’re learning,” explained Pack Jr. “The electrical program built a house, wired it up with full junction boxes, and the electricity works and controls the lights. Our masonry program built one out of block and brick and cement decorated up to look like a tree.”
You can vote for your favorite tree starting Wednesday, December 15, 2021, on ACT’s website.
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HINTON, WV (WVNS) — The Summers County Sheriff’s Department is collecting donations for tornado victims in Mayfield, Kentucky.
Sheriff Justin Faris and his deputies were talking about the devastation they saw on the news and decided to do something about it. So, they’re asking the community to donate canned food, bedding, new clothes, hygiene products, and anything else they can spare.
BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — A staple of Raleigh County’s arts community is bringing back a fundraiser.
The fundraiser is called Twelve Days of Christmas. Theater West Virginia is partnering with attorney Stephen New to help keep the yearly shows going. New said he will match any donations made in the fundraiser up to 12 thousand dollars.
BEAVER, WV (WVNS) — A popular bakery in Raleigh County is moving locations.
You used to be able to find Kenzie’s Kakes in the School of Harmony in Beaver. Now, you can find a new store-front on Route 19 also in Beaver.
Academy of Careers and Technology hosts 22nd annual Festival of Trees – WVNS-TV