Join the  #304RainbowCorps  today! We're enlisting every member of our community to help spread hope, love, and unity during this period of Covid19 virus and social distancing. We need your help though. For the next few weeks, we are going to give away a fantastic prize to the best rainbow creation you share. Think, sidewalk chalk, decorated doors, sewing, painted windows, car windows, nails/hair, paper cut-outs, ANY way you can create a rainbow, we want to see it and share it. All you have to do is post on our Facebook page (or our Instagram page @SummersvilleCVB) and you're entered to win!

Visit the Summersville CVB Facebook page to enjoy weekly questions to chime in on and post some photos every week to be entered to win some fun prizes!

Visit the Summersville Arena & Conference Center Facebok page for some fun weekly themes where you have to get out of your PJ's and sweatpants and dress according to the theme AND share your favorite dish to go with the theme. Everyone who participates is entered into a drawing each week for some cool prizes!

The first photo is of Summersville Lake at winter pool and the second photo is a set of stairs from the town of Gad at the bottom of Summersville Lake. Thanks to Anne Johnson for sharing her photos. Visit the facebook page below for interesting facts and a video by Eric Palfrey.

As West Virginians prepare to vote as a state on June 9, we will not have the pleasure of a visit from a candidate or an invitation to attend a Meet the Candidate Night. We must find different ways to get to know the candidates and their platforms so that we can have the information we need to exercise our right to vote.   To help the citizens of Nicholas County have a way to Meet the Candidates without gathering, the City of Summersville and SCTV invites all of you to sit in your living room and watch “Conversation with a Candidate.”   Watch SCTV or visit their Facebook page beginning the week of April 16-June 9.

10 Ways to Practice Social Distancing, WV Style
Lucky for folks in the Mountain State, we can still find ways to explore West Virginia while practicing safe social distancing measures. Spend some time away from the crowds, take a deep breath and see how we can adopt healthy, social distancing-friendly activities here in Almost Heaven.

1.     Enjoy the fresh, spring mountain air . Gorgeous wildflowers, budding branches and lush greenery signify springtime is here in the mountains. Open a window or go outside and breathe in the crisp air. Appreciate time away from the screens of your electronic devices, take a moment to relax and observe the scenes and sounds of spring.
2.     Go on a family hike or try it solo. There are plenty of family-friendly hikes to explore or try going on a solo hike. Hiking by yourself can be liberating and it also gives you some freedom to soak in your experiences in profoundly personal and memorable ways.
3.    Ride your bike around town or hit the trails . Find a route in town, a  family-friendly trail  or experience a mountain biking trail.
4.    Find a stream and go fishing . There’s nothing more peaceful than the serene sounds of nature that surround you in the great outdoors. Reel in plenty of relaxation at your favorite fishing hole.
5.    Order takeout from a local restaurant. Just because you can’t dine-in doesn’t mean you can’t take-out.   Visit our online dining guide  for the most up-to-date list of dining options in West Virginia. The map features restaurants that are actively providing carry out, drive-thru or delivery services. Find a restaurant near you and place an order today.
6.    Perfect a West Virginia recipe. Hone your culinary skills and get ready to practice your techniques in the kitchen by making a classic West Virginia favorite from scratch. Everything tastes better when you make it yourself, so dust off your apron, pull out your pans and try one of these  recipes  from West Virginia’s cookbook. Recipes
7.    Read a book by a West Virginia author. Reading is something almost everyone says they would do if they had more time. Use this newfound time alone to get lost in a thriller by West Virginia native, Stephen Coonts or read to your little ones the Caldecott Honor recipient, When I Was Young in the Mountains, inspired by Cynthia Rylant’s childhood growing up in Raleigh County. The Mountain State has produced hundreds of talented writers, including the Nobel Prize-winning Pearl S. Buck. Be sure to check out other books by West Virginians. Books
8.    Watch a movie filmed in West Virginia. Watching a movie can be revitalizing and it allows you to disconnect, relax, and have a good time. Sit back, unwind and enjoy a film with ties to the Mountain State and be sure to add these West Virginia  films  to your movie watch list. Movies

9.    Listen to a Podcast made by West Virginians. There are so many podcasts for download but you might be surprised to know that there’s many produced in West Virginia or created by West Virginia natives, including NPR’s Mountain Stage, Inside Appalachia by West Virginia Public Broadcasting or My Brother, My Brother and Me on MaximumFun.
10.   Listen to a West Virginia Inspired Soundtrack. Whether you are cleaning, taking a walk outside or using the time indoors to plan your next West Virginia vacation, here are a few  tunes  to make your home feel like Almost Heaven. Listen to some of these tunes.

The Richwood Chamber of Commerce is offering a "social distancing getaway for families in Nicholas County. To help ease the quarantine blues and enable families to have a "mini vacation", the Camp Splinter CABIN is now available for NICHOLAS COUNTY RESIDENTS to rent at $50 per night with a 2 night maximum. There is also a $25 security deposit. This is ONLY for FAMILY MEMBERS that live in the same house. The cabin has 1 full and 2 twin beds, a full kitchen and bathroom with shower. It is a secluded property at the junction of the Cranberry River and Jakesman Run. The cabin will be thoroughly disinfected according to the precautionary COVID-19 guidelines after each rental. Please call 304-846-6790 or visit their Facebook Page and send a private message
Call our office or visit our website to order your new 2020 Summersville Visitors Guide.