Located at the main intersection in Whipple, WV, stands the only remaining coal mine company store of its kind, The Whipple Company Store. This building was the center of life for the coal miners it served in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This store has been through much upheaval in its 120-year history, and it takes a multitude of talents to maintain its integrity – preserving the structure, collecting the stories and sharing its history with others.
Joy and Chuck Lynn recently decided to “retire” to West Virginia to be the caretakers of this amazing building.
Through various projects, I have had the pleasure of getting to know these wonderful people and two of their three children, Victor and Charlotte.
Charlotte attends college in Florida and is part of the Tampa Florida Acting Studio directed by Dan and Victoria Watson. We are pleased to announce that the cast and crew have decided to make the trek to West Virginia and perform the play, Little Shop of Horrors. There are two free performances:
Friday (tomorrow) – 8 PM – ACE Adventure Resort (for more information, call 304-469-2651)
Saturday, Oct. 17 – 5 PM – Whipple Company Store (for this performance, reservations required – 304-465-0331)
If you don’t know the story of the seemingly innocent plant named Audrey II that grows into a man-eating monster, join us. It’s a musical with a sixties sci-fi twist full of love, laughter and dentistry that will have you in stitches!