Christmas in Ward, WV

I can only imagine what Christmas must have been like at Ward, WV.  I was not there and have only the stories of grandparents, aunts, uncles and people who comment here on this blog  to kindle my imagination. I believe it was a special time.  It was...
Ward Community Reunion 2010

Ward Community Reunion 2010

The Ward Community reunion will take place as usual on the second Saturday of September (the 11th), 2010 at Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park in Summersville, WV . The event is a picnic / cookout  in the public pavillions at the park and you must bring your...
Gardens Remind Me of My Grandfather

Gardens Remind Me of My Grandfather

It’s summertime and gardens are in full harvest for quite a few people these days.  We have a small one planted, our first try at it, and it is nothing like the gardens I remember growing up.  My dad always planted a pretty big one but for some reason every time...
The Pastors of the Ward Community Church

The Pastors of the Ward Community Church

The 1984 Ward Community Reunion Committee shared the following list of pastors of Ward Community Church in their booklet printed to share at the reunion and help fund the event. T.B. Sheldon 06/23/19 to 08/31/20 M. H. Branham 09/01/20 to 08/31/28 B. H. Kessecker...
The History of the Ward Community Church

The History of the Ward Community Church

By way of introduction I’ll first say Ward came into existence primarily as a result of the coal mining industry in West Virginia.  I’ll give more about the overall history of Ward later. This post is about Ward Community Church. Later topics will...