Half a hog benefit auction

Support Arthurdale Heritage and stock your freezer at the same time!  Up for your consideration is one half of a prime, locally raised, “Buckwheat Festival” hog ; generously donated to Arthurdale Heritage by Stone Paving.   

This fundraising auction starts Sunday, Oct. 18 at noon and ends Oct. 28 precisely at noon. Big early and Bid often! To place your bid, click here: https://www.charityauctionstoday.com/auctions/half-a-hog–15687

Questions: ahi@arthurdaleheritage.org or call 304 864 3959

Join Us for the April 11 Spring Auction

On Saturday, April 11 you can support Arthurdale Heritage by purchasing unique items at the spring auction to be held at the Reedsville Fire Hall. Previews begin at 9:30am, and the bidding begins at 11 a.m. We hope to see you there!

Come for some really interesting things, including:

  • a 7-day 3-animal South African safari
  • 14’ Tri-Hull boat with 85 h.p. Johnson motor and trailer
  • 2 day/1 night golf package at Lakeview Golf Resort & Spa
  • Blue mig welder
  • 36×60 Aker jacuzzi tub (8 jets, 3/4hp motor)
  • Red clay pigeon shooter, plus several boxes of clay pigeons
  • 30-30 lever action Marlin rifle
  • Ruger M77 Mark II, 7mm Remington magnum, 3-9 Bushnell scope + more guns
  • Vintage upright piano (donated by Peaslee’s Service Station)
  • Char-Broil Advantage Black/Stainless 4-Burner (32,000-BTU) Liquid Propane Gas Grill with Side Burner (donated by Lowes at Pierpont)
  • a dinner for 6 at the Cox Roosevelt Inn at Stone Wall Farm
  • Pinball machine (donated by Peaslee’s Service Station)
  • 2 electric turkey fryers
  • Chest freezer
  • Saddles
  • Elliptical
  • Stationary bike
  • Bowflex machine
  • Brand new air conditioner
  • Vintage German grandfather clock and wall clock
  • wood gun case
  • Royal Lace depression glass
  • WVU collectibles
  • Indian head pennies, buffalo nickels, and other collectible coins
  • and lots of household and personal use items.

See photos of items available at the auction.

Refreshments will be available. Cash, checks and credit cards accepted. Can’t attend the auction? Call the office by Friday, April 10 and place your bid ahead of time

We hope to see you there!

Details about the Somerby Safaris Trip Donation:

7 Day Trip for 1 hunter to hunt the following trophies: 1 Wildebeest, 1 Blesbuck, 1 Impala

Hunt Description: 5 Day Rifle Hunting Safari in the Limpopo or Free State region of South Africa

Donation includes daily rates for 1 hunter for hunting days and trophy fees.

  • Hunter has to pay his own way to Johannesburg Airport.
  • Hunter will first be met on night of arrival at Johannesburg International Airport. Overnight accommodation for this evening is $150 per person (not included). Hunt is all inclusive, no hidden costs or fees.
  • Lodging and full board are included in our famous South African style lodges.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Safari to take place during 2015 on dates that we have available, or any date of your choice during 2016.
  • The animals or any part of the donation cannot be exchanged or refunded. In the unlikely event that the hunters do not have an opportunity to hunt the animals included in the donation, it may be exchanged for a trophy of similar value.
  • Hunt may not be taken in conjunction with another donated African hunt.
  • Night of arrival is charged at $150 per person.
  • Additional days may be added at $300 per day.
  • Additional hunters may join the safari at $300 per day.
  • Non-hunters are at the cost of $200 per day.
  • Additional trophies may be taken at price list rates.
  • Additional scenic trips and excursion can also be arranged..

Consult the website for more information: www.somerbysafaris.co.za

Trip Schedule:

  • Day 1: Leave USA
  • Day 2: Arrive in Johannesburg, South Africa – Our luxurious African lodge is just 30 minutes from the airport. Cost of full board and lodging (for this day only – all other days included) is $150 per person.
  • Day 3-7: Hunting days 1-5
  • Day 8: Hunt in the morning if necessary and travel back to airport for evening flight back to USA.
  • Day 9: Arrive back in the USA
  • Additional days may be added to the safari at cost mentioned above.

Donation Includes:

  • Trophy fees for the animals mentioned in the above – taken, wounded, or lost.
  • Daily fees for the amount of days specified which include:
    • Transfers to and from Johannesburg Airport
    • Services of a professional hunter and use of a hunting vehicle
    • Accommodation, full catering, and daily laundry service
    • Liquor in moderation
    • Field preparation of trophies and delivery to local shipping agent

Donation Excludes:

  • Any species not specified in the donation or additional animals selected at the price list rates of the year that the hunt takes place in.
  • Dipping, packing, and shipping of trophies.
  • Accommodation before or after contracted safari period.
  • All air fare
  • Gratuities and personal expenses, such as phone calls


Please look up our website to see the exciting activities we offer for non-hunters, useful safari information, and pictures of our lodges and hunting areas.

Save the Date: Annual Raffle Dinner on April 20

This year’s Annual Raffle Dinner (previously named the Elimination Dinner) will take place at the Masontown Fire Hall on April 20th.  Hope to see you there!

Admission includes catered dinner, access to numerous raffles, prizes and a chance to win $1000!

Tickets are only $35 which admits one (1) for dinner and a chance to win money. You do not have to be present to win! Additional tickets for “dinner only” can be purchased for $15.00.

Tickets are available at the office, and you can also call to have them mailed to you: 304-864-3959.

Or Order Online!

Raffles and Auctions

  • “Greens Fees & Cart Rental for 4” prize donated by Alpine Lake Resort
  • Wood utensils donated by Allegheny Treenware
  • 20 piece set of turquoise Fiesta ware donated by The Homer Laughlin China Company
  • Handmade place mats donated by the Homestead Quilter’s Guild
  • Two mugs, a light blue utensil holder, a dark blue bowl, and a large purple bowl of Fiesta ware donated by Martha Summers and Jeanne Goodman
  • “Cotton Lady” Santon Sylvette doll was hand crafted in Provence and represents a traditional Provencal woman from the 1700s and 1800s donated by Deb Miller
  • Patriotic hot pads and oven mitts were made and donated by the Homestead Quilters Guild
  • Four handmade place mats were made and donated by the Homestead Quilters Guild
  • Half-size sampler quilt, donated by the Homestead Quilters Guild, is made with civil war reproduction fabrics
  • “Crazy for Spring” Lap Quilt, made and donated by Rhonda Braham of the Homestead Quilters Guild
  • Pottery bowl, donated by Martha Summers, and handmade by a WVU student
  • Bobby Flay’s Grill It and Alton Brown’s Good Eats 2: The Middle Years books donated by Martha Summers

Join Us for the Elimination Dinner!

Tickets are still on sale for this year’s Elimination Dinner being held on Saturday, April 16. Tickets are only $35 a person and include dinner plus a chance to win up to $1000. Remember, you do not have to be present to win. You can purchase additional “dinner only” tickets for $15. The talented Mary Walker is catering dinner.

The evening will be full of fun games. Enter our silent auctions and buy raffle tickets for chances to win fabulous prizes donated by local businesses.

You can’t win if you don’t buy a ticket! Stop by, contact the office, or purchase them online.

Silent Auction Prizes

  • A beautiful art glass piece from Blenko Glass
  • Gift Set from Allegheny Treenware
  • 5 Pad Digital Drum Set
  • Gift bag from Affordable Signs Unlimited
  • Weekend Golf Package from Alpine Lake Resort
  • Crocheted Afghan made by Chris Schaffer
  • Quilted Table Runner made by Chris Schaffer
  • Wine from Forks of Cheat Winery
  • $100 house cleaning certificate from Elma Dillsworth
  • Lap Quilt made by the Homestead Quilters Guild
  • Custom WVU Belt Buckle from Kuehn Sisters Diamonds
  • CDs from the bands that perform at the New Deal Festival
  • Gift Certificate for a ½ hour massage at Patricia Pauly Message
  • 3 month membership at Pro Performance RX
  • Wine and Cheese Basket from Roger Day
  • Signed WVU Football and Basketball
  • Signed Picture of Mike Carey
  • Signed Picture of Hines Ward
  • Lia Sophia Necklace from Sue Faloon
  • Garden Basket from Valley Elementary Service Club
  • Ticket Voucher for Washington Wild Things (4 seats)
  • Gift bag from Hair Fair salon in Masontown
  • Pencil drawing in cherry frame from Lisa and Brad Cress
  • Longaberger Gift Package
  • Lia Sophia Necklace
  • Scroll Saw Pictures by Dave Hall
  • Jane Wooster Scott Print
    Framed by Brad’s Country Frame Shop
  • Manicure, pedicure and hair cut from Stacey Zinn Rhodes at Waterfront Spa and Salon
  • Ham and bacon from Scott Ford
  • Solid oak flower stand made by Bob Myers

More items coming soon.

Check out these great items donated for the silent auctions!

Please, contact the office if you have any questions, 304-864-3959.

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1/2 Hog Silent Auction (2 halves available)

Arthurdale Heritage is auctioning off 2 halves of a Buckwheat Festival hog donated by Scott Ford and Steve Shaffer. Each half is approximately 90 lbs.

Bids may be placed online or at the office during business hours. Place your bid today for this fantastic locally-raised meat! You can rebid at any time until the end of the auction.

The top two bids win 1 half hog each. Bids start a $50.00.

Click here to Place Your Bid

The auction closes at 5:00 p.m. EST, Thursday, November 18, 2010. The winner will be announced the following business day. AHI accepts cash, checks, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover for payment.

Thank You, Charity Auction Supporters

Arthurdale Heritage sponsored the community’s annual yard sale Saturday, May 2, followed by a Charity Auction on Sunday. Ray Frankhouser and his assistant, Jim Paugh, were guest auctioneers. The money raised from the event was earmarked for the Arthurdale School fund.

AH would like to thank the following supporters for their donations to the auction:

Sonny’s Plants, Belldina’s Pharmacy, Calico Cat, New Day Bakery, Valley Pharmacy, AH Craft Shop, Mane Tamer, Brown’s Mill Grocery, Gas ‘N More, Dairy Queen, Preston Publications, Monroe’s Restaurant, Silver Scissors, McDonalds, Pizza Hut, Maitlin Cale, PC’s Pizza, Dickie Dixon, Challenge Academy, Sheltered Workshop, Ray Frankhouser, Jim Paugh, local families, and volunteers.

State Journal/WBOY: Busy Weekend in Arthurdale

Arthurdale received some coverage yesterday in the State Journal and WBOY about the community yard sale and auction. 

Busy Weekend in Arthurdale

The Arthurdale Heritage holds annual events.

Story by Macall Allen

ARTHURDALE — An auction was held at the Arthurdale Center Hall Sunday in Preston County as part of the annual community yard sale.

The auction was part of the 8th annual event which benefits schools in Arthurdale and the historic preservation operations of the New Deal community project.

The Arthurdale Heritage Craft Shop also reopened this weekend.

The Shop was closed for the winter and also to make some repairs to the shop windows.

The craft shop features the work of local artisans. Continue Reading

8th Annual Community Yard Sale & Auction

Join us for our 8th Annual Community Yard Sale on Saturday, May 2 and our auction on Sunday, May 3.

Maps of all participants will be available at Arthurdale Center Hall beginning at 9 am on Saturday, May 2.

The Public Auction will begin at 2 pm on Sunday.


Registration for participants is $10 per home.  Register by April 29 to be included on the AHI Map.  Yard Signage will be provided to the registered homes.  Space is also available at Arthurdale Center Hall for $10.  Arthurdale Heritage does not provide tables or chairs.

Call (304) 864-3959 for more information.


We are open for tours by appointment only.  Please call or email

QUESTIONS? Phone:  304 864 3959    Email:  ahi@ArthurdaleHeritage.org

Masks are required for guided tours