The members of Special Olympics Jackson County (SOJC) releases upcoming events.

The members of Special Olympics Jackson County (SOJC) releases upcoming events.

First on the list is the annual Dinner/Dance.It is scheduled for Saturday, February 23 at McCoy's Conference Center.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. with a social hour, followed by dinner at 7 p.m.,the dance will be from 8 to 10 pm..

The theme of this year's event is "Camelot." Those wishing to dress in period costumes are certainly welcome to do so.

During the evening, there will be an opportunity to support Jackson County athletes through “Sponsor an Athlete,” purchasing 50/50 tickets and a silent auction. individual table host activities, and other events.Among other events,are a silent auction, pictures, PowerPoint presentation, music and dancing with DJ, Don Shepherd.

Tickets are $30 per person or $55 for couples. A table for eight is $220.

Debbie Nagraj is checking on dates at Ravenswood High School for Run, Dribble, Shoot in March and Lora Strum has offered two dates (with two rain dates) in late April for Spring Games at Ripley

High School.

On the state level, SOWV will have a basketball and cheer leading competition in Morgantown sometime in March (when WVU students go on Spring Break - March 22, 23, & 24).

The summer games will be in late May or early June. The exact date is pending.

SOJC's next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 16, 2013 at Las Trancas in Ripley, at 4:30 pm.

Those who would like to sponsor a table and sell tickets to fill that table, please have them Frank Nester at home(304-273-2022) or cell (304-481-4099).