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Shiley Acres, in Inwood, WV, is  home to Pickin’ In The PanhandlePickin’ In The Panhandle will take place September 6-8, 2013. Fargo Insurance Group is proud to offer the WV commercial insurance and WV event insurance necessary for the spectacular venue. 

For more detail on the Pickin’ In the Panhandle event, check out the article, or the Shiley Acres Website.

Tickets can be purchased online. You can buy Pickin’ InThe Panhandle Tickets here - scroll down to find Shiley Acres.


Jefferson County, WV 2013 Fair

Posted: July 29, 2013 in For Fun

Head on out to the Jefferson County, WV Fairgrounds on Old Leetown Pike the Week of August 18th through August 24th for the Jefferson County, WV Fair.  For more Jefferson County, WV Fair Information visit here. 


Berkeley County, WV Youth Fair

Posted: July 29, 2013 in For Fun

The below schedule is for the 66th Annual Berkeley County, WV Youth Fair to be hosted at the Berkeley County Youth Fair Grounds. For more details, check out the Berkeley County, WV Youth Fair Information here.


OMGRIP_Texting_FIGJuly 1st of 2013, West Virginia became the 36th state to make it illegal to use a cellular phone while operating a vehicle. Basically, the use of cell phone while driving is illegal if your doing so while holding the phone in your hands. You may use a hands free device. If your a teenager or new driving on a learner’s permit, it is illegal for you to use any form of wireless communication while driving. And finally, School bus drivers are prohibited from using any form of wireless device.
For more information on the WV Cell Phone Use fines and violations, continue reading the article by following this link.

Running an organization for 50 years is a tremendous accomplishment. We want to pass along our thanks and appreciation to the Bedington Fire Department who has recently celebrated 50 years of service to the community of Berkeley County, WV.


Relay For Life Season

Posted: April 24, 2013 in For Fun

rfl-logoShepherd University hosted their annual Relay for Life event this past month. Fargo Insurance Group was proud to be a part of the event as an official sponsor. If you missed it, you missed an awesome opportunity to spread some love. Don’t worry, more opportunities are coming your way!

 The Berkeley County Relay For Life is at Martinsburg High School on June 1, 2013.

Jefferson County Relay For Life is at the Charles Town Middle School on June 22, 2013.

If you join us in the Annandale, VA  region, a Relay Event at Thomas Jefferson H.S. on June 8, 2013.

 All three of these Relay events (Shepherd, Jefferson, Berkeley) are well organized, overnight walks that bring the community together in a single goal – raise money to help fund the fight against cancer! Teams of people camp out around the facility all night long and enjoy each others company, games, walking, music, and fun. Members of each team take turns walking around the track to keep a continuous walk. Besides walking all night, there is plenty of food, games and activities that provide entertainment and build camaraderie between the teams and walkers. This is a family-friendly environment that the entire community can be a part of.

 If you have never had the opportunity to be a part of a Relay For Life event, we strongly encourage it! It will change your life! Even if you can’t make the events, by following the links provided, you can donate to the events to do your part in funding the fight against breast cancer.

 Fargo Insurance Group is a proud sponsor of Relay For Life

WV Burn Season

Posted: April 2, 2013 in For Fun

402124_248925708561663_1853091906_nAre you familiar with the West Virginia Burn Laws, follow this link. This article shed’s some light on the subject for you! Follow the link to the article.

West Virginia Dad’s At Work

Posted: February 11, 2013 in For Fun

These “West Virginia Dad’s” caught some National attention. It reminds me of spending some time with my daughter tonight when I get home. Not sure if you have seen Matt Lauer’s fatherhood PSA, but this is a behind the scenes look into it – featuring some local fathers.

Thought it may be worth sharing. Here is the link: Enjoy!



Shepherdstown, WV. - The Shepherdstown Fire Department (SFD) is thrilled to announce the dedication and placement into service of 3012698_10151289015691101_189267059_ntheir new Engine 3 (pictured). For two years the members of the Shepherdstown Fire Department have been planning and establishing the necessities to become a reality on this new Engine. Everything from the size of the water tank, to the placement of the flashlights has been a priority throughout the planning process. On December 16th, 2012 at 1pm the vision will become a reality as the members of the SFD will formally remove from service our 1989 Pierce Dash Engine, and replace it with our 2012 Pierce Velocity Engine. The ceremony will last approximately one hour and will include the formal removal of old Engine 3 and the formal wash and push in of new Engine 3. The surrounding community, mutual aid departments, and media outlets are strongly encouraged to attend this ceremony.

The new Engine 3 has a 500 horse power motor with a 2,000 gallon per minute water pump and a tank that holds 750 gallons of water. She carries about 3,000 feet of fire hose, three ladders, and can transport six(6) firemen to the scene of an emergency in her state-of-the-art cabin. Fire hoses can be deployed from all four sides, and with seven(7) compartments, tools are efficiently stored. Designed with low hose beds and cross lays, this allows for quick, easy, aggressive deployment. Built as a firefighter friendly engine, we look forward to many years of service to the community with this fire engine.

Fargo Insurance Group is proud to support the fine men and women of the Shepherdstown Fire Department.