Highlights: From the Heart of Our Community, is a 30 minute weekly TV show featuring organizations, events, grass-roots efforts and people who move our state and community forward in a positive way.
The show is a collaboration with Kanawha County Schools, Suddenlink Communications and Jim Strawn & Company.
The show airs daily at 8:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Suddenlink’s channel 17.
We interviewed Brent Pauley, CEO, EnAct Community Action. He discussed their mission in the community. They are a West Virginia Community Action Agency designated by the Governor to offer a wide variety services to the low income residents of Clay, Boone, Fayette, Kanawha, and Putnam Counties. They focus on the unique social planning responsibility of community action agencies by identifying the causes of poverty in the communities we serve, developing solutions, building active partnerships, and lifting low-income individuals and families to their fullest potential.
He also talked about their programs: Workforce Development, Emergency Assistance, Budget Counseling, Food Pantries, and Community Partnerships.
They are federal and state funded with budgets that do not allow them to stray from the ‘earmarked’ monies. So they have an annual FunRaiser to raise discretionary funds to assist their clients.
So, it is time for the 2nd Annual Brain Bowl.
The Brain Bowl is a fun-filled, fast paced Jeopardy style competition testing your trivia and general knowledge skills. And when you get a “Jeopardy” or “Double Jeopardy” answer, you don’t provide the question – you have to successfully complete a “Minute-To-Win-It” challenge to earn your points!
What’s in it for you? Bragging rights that you have the brightest team in the Kanawha Valley, and of course a trophy! What’s in it for us? Much needed funding to helps us continue our mission of serving the low-income individuals and families in our five county area.
Each team will consist of 4 to 5 members and will compete throughout the evening until one team is crowned the BRAINIAC’S of the BRAIN BOWL. Social hour and registration starts at 5:30 pm and the competition begins at 6:30 pm. Entertainment will be provided during the social hour as well as a cash bar to help you loosen up for the competition. Along with the cash bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres will be available throughout the evening.
The event is held at the Beni Kedem Shiners Temple.
Each team is ONLY $500. Great fun. Great time. Better cause. Please call EnAct at 304-414-4468 and secure your team. Only 16 teams will be accepted.
Entry to watch and root your favorite player/team on is FREE. They will have food, drinks, and wonderful silent auction items to bid on.
Please consider joining them.
If you would like to learn more about the Highlights TV Show, contact Host and Executive Producer Jim Strawn at 304-541-4756.