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Barth Grants Are Awarded

By Randy Rutherford - Staff Writer | Nov 18, 2020

Sistersville Ferry Boat

The Harry E. and Olive T. Barth Charitable Trust awared $138,750 to the greater Tyler County area. The grant recipients were announced Oct 29.

Receiving monies were First United Methodist of Sistersville, $7,250 to support thier community breakfast and necessities closet; Ronald McDonald House of Morgantown$1,500; Greater Wheeling Resources, $5,000, for mental health first aid in Tyler County; Adams House Ministries, $10,000; Sistersville Public Library, $12,000, for a new reception desk; Community Resources, $5,000 for support for the Esther Crumbley Christmas Fund; Sistersville Park & Pool, $5,000, to replace doors in the family shelter; Sistersville Ferry Boat, 30,000; Sistersville City Building, 40,000, to replace the roof; Tyler County Family Resource Network, $12,000, for their community essentials closet; ArtsLink, $5,000, for concert events; Catholic Charities, $6,000, for basic needs assistance.

The Barths were residents of Sistersville that created the trust for the overall benefit of the Sistersville area. Harry Barth was a fomer executive with Viking Glass. he also created Barth Art Glass and worked closely with Paden City Glass.

Olive Barth helped found the Tyler County Humane Society in 1942.

A total of 25 applicants applied for grants this year. Jess Puglisi Sanders, Program Officer for the Community Foundation, said the Community Foundation oversees the grant making process for the trust.

WesBanco Bank, Inc, servers as the trustee and investment advisor.

The advisory committee, made up of Sabrina Kyle, Tammi Bowers, Judy Yeager, Cindy Perring of WesBanco Trust and Investment Services, and Linda Henriksen awarded this years funds.