Please join us for some (or all) of these exciting events we have in store to finish out 2022!
Trunk or Treat!!!
Kids of all ages please come out to Nutter Fort Elementary, Tuesday October 25th, from 5:30pm to 7pm. We will be handing out candy alongside other area businesses and community members. It’s a fun time for the whole family!
Acute Mania Live Video Cast
A Historical Tour
Walk with us through the historic Former Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.) Cemetery on South Chestnut Street in Downtown Clarksburg WV.
There will be two tours Friday, November 4th, 2022.
- Tour 1 starts promptly at 4:30pm.
- Tour 2 starts promptly at 7:00pm.
Tours should last about an hour.
#Honor & #Remember
The 2 weeks leading up to Veterans Day, we will be placing Flags at our area cemeteries.
In no particular order:
- Daniel Davisson D.A.R. Cemetery
635 W Main St, Clarksburg, WV 26301
- Fraternal Memorial Park
Co Hwy 21/2, Bridgeport, WV 26330
- Former I.O.O.F. Cemetery (Clarksburg, WV)
414 S Chestnut St, Clarksburg, WV 26301
- Salem I.O.O.F. Cemetery
Cemetary Hill Rd, Salem, WV 26426
- Jackson Cemetery
S Linden Ave, Clarksburg, WV 26301
Veterans Day Parade
This year we are honored to participate in the Annual Veterans Day Parade in Downtown Clarksburg coordinated by The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 573 (Meuse-Argonne VFW Post 573). During the parade be on the lookout as we will be handing out information on how to sponsor a wreath for one of the several cemeteries that we have brought into the Wreaths Across America Family over the past 7 years, and will be handing out candy!
CHAOS BRINGS HONOR November 12th, 2022
A Benefit Concert Featuring FLAW with Special Guests FALL OF BABYLON and SCARE TAPE
This is this years all ages entertainment fundraiser to help us continue our mission to restore respect, dignity and honor to distressed cemeteries.
Distressed cemeteries have often fallen into disrepair, resulting in abandonment as the originating organization that founded the cemetery runs out of funds and thus the ability to continue their guarantee of perpetual care that they promised.
Distressed cemetery means any land or structure used or intended to be used for the interment/entombment of human remains including facilities used for the final disposition of cremated remains whereby the owner lacks sufficient financial resources for the maintenance or preservation of said cemetery.
HCWVCPA got our start as a community based group of volunteers, coming together to provide care for the Former IOOF Cemetery on S Chestnut St in Clarksburg in the late summer of 2011.
Since 2011 we have grown and now own 3 cemeteries in Harrison County WV as well as providing support services to several others.
FLAW is a band that is re-emerging on the strength of renewed focus and energy, and that energy is captured on the lead single from “Divided We Fall”, a song called “Live and Breathe” that is a vessel of raw human experience and emotion. Just days before the release of FLAW’s most recent album VOL IV: Because Of The Brave, FLAW filmed on the Stephen Colbert Show in NYC, in a skit video supporting their first single “Conquer This Climb.”
FLAW can accomplish great things, and their fans are poised and ready to answer the call. In 2019 alone, FLAW was on tour for a majority of the year, all over the United States, to include performances at Metal In the Mountains, Blue Ridge Rock Festival, and headlined Vet-Traxx Festival 2019.
The band has seen multiple line-up changes over the years, however the core of Chris Volz’s vocals has remained as the creative driving force and is poised to re-emerge on the strength of their finest set of recordings to date. The band has signed a deal with Pavement Entertainment, and they released Divided We Fall on August 19, 2016. FLAW’s most recent heavy hitting album, Vol IV: Because Of The Brave, was released July 19, 2019.
FLAW’s story began with the independent release of home-grown albums American Arrogance (1996), Flaw (1998) and Drama (2000). It was the songs on these recordings that garnered the attention of Universal Republic Records, who signed the band and released the break-through album Through The Eyes in 2001. The offering topped the Billboard “Heatseekers” chart, largely fueled by the singles “Payback” and “Whole.” The band then followed-up with an album entitled Endangered Species via Republic in 2004, but soon thereafter the band went through personnel changes and ended their relationship with the label.
Volz Beyond FLAW
Volz stayed creative, releasing a critically acclaimed solo record, and also touring aggressively with the band Five.Bolt.Main. The band’s tumultuous relationship with themselves, and their label, were reflected in their songs. It was the life and energy captured in these songs that propelled the band forward. It was always FLAW fans’ connection to their songs that carried the band on. “We would not be where we are today without our hardcore fans,” says Volz. “The Flaw Family is the backbone of everything we do, and we cannot wait to get out and tour in support of this new record”.
About FALL OF BABYLON
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s FALL OF BABYLON, is a death metal band officially formed in 2020. With Influences such as Dying Fetus, Cattle Decapitation, and Gojira, FALL OF BABYLON strives to be the next generation of heavy, fast, and aggressive music.
Soon after the formation of the band, FALL OF BABYLON began writing and recording their debut album, War on the Existent. FOB released their debut single ‘Reduced to Ash’ on September 9th, 2022. It’s the first single off the bands full length 8 track album, War on the Existent, set to release early 2023.
Within just a couple of months, FALL OF BABYLON went from playing their first show ever, to sharing the stage with acts such as: Party Cannon, Wormhole, Rings of Saturn, Vein.fm, Upon a Burning Body, Vulvodynia, and Signs of the Swarm.
On the eve of January 22nd, West Virginia’s gut-churning gore grind band ScareTape spawned from beneath the hillside graveyard of Shinnston. Four wretched individuals, Tyler Bunnell (Guitar), Ethan Shaver (Drums), Jacob Hamrick (Bass, Vocals), and Zorian Miner (Vocals), convened in preparation for the release of their first collections of decomposition with Conform to Rot (2021).
Each time the harrowing group gathers with their conjurers, it is of instinct to bring unrestricted horror by their ritual.
Tickets available here
Wreaths Across America Ceremonies
State House Ceremony
Wreaths Across America’s State House Ceremonies serve as a kickoff to a week-long series of events designed to raise awareness and appreciation for the sacrifices of our nation’s veterans and their families. The ceremonies take place in most of the 50 states and Washington, D.C. The ceremonies have a particular focus on family during the holidays.
Volunteers conduct the State House ceremonies each year in their respective state capitols on the Monday prior to National Wreaths Across America Day. Dignitaries and special guests are invited to speak in honor of our veterans and active military. The wreath-laying ceremonies are nonpolitical. All groups and members of the community are invited to attend.
This Year’s Wreaths Across America State House Ceremony will be held at the Veterans Memorial on the Capitol Grounds in Charleston West Virginia December 12th promptly at Noon
This year we are working toward having a larger turnout to make up for the lapse during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
National Wreaths Across America Day
December 17, 2022
Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating our locations wreath-laying ceremonies with the WAA Family of Cemeteries, which has more than 2,500 additional locations across all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad.
Visit our WAA Page for more information and help us Find A Way To Serve