Linda Simmons\r\nPCCOC Liaison\r\n\r\nPocahontas County Chamber of Commerce held its sixth annual \u201cFISH BOWL\u201d Grant Program May 2 at the Green Bank Observatory. \r\nMalinda Meck, representing The OutHouse LLC in Green Bank, provided a $500 grant for the event. All attendees paid a $10 fee. These fees were added to the grant for a total award of $750. A light dinner was served, sponsored by chamber member Denise Campbell.\r\n\r\nThree contestants took part in the event.\r\n\r\nFirst place was awarded to Michele Wilfong for \u201cCW\u2019s Corn Maze.\u201d This fall adventure of opening a corn maze for the general public will give families an opportunity to share an educational as well as fun-filled experience. In addition to the corn maze, there will be pumpkins to purchase, a petting zoo and a fun corn box.\r\n\r\nThe event is named for Wilfong\u2019s son, Charles Wilfong, III, who is known as \u201cCW.\u201d \r\n\r\nThis event will take place \u201con the straight\u201d of Rt. 66 going toward Cass, and, depending on its success, may become an annual event.\r\n\r\nOther candidates who participated were:\r\n\r\nDarrick Hayhurst, who made a pitch for his barbershop, the Barber Stop. This business is located near Snowshoe. His clients can get a shave and a haircut in a family friendly environment. While waiting, clientele can enjoy foosball, darts or watch a game on the big screen TV. You are encouraged to visit this new business.\r\n\r\nSally G. Cobb made a pitch for Farmer Phil\u2019s Fresh Market in Hillsboro. This business is slated to open in September 2019. It is conveniently located near Burton Square, home of Burton\u2019s Laundromat, Deb Ann\u2019s Fabrics, Jeanie\u2019s Stylin\u2019 Salon and Melissa\u2019s Knit and Hobby Shop. Farmer Phil\u2019s will have an assortment of fresh produce, arts and crafts, a deli, soups, salad bar, homemade ice cream and sorbets. It will provide a nice atmosphere for local residents and the traveling public to gather and socialize. \r\n\r\nYou will learn more about this new business as the Cobb\u2019s approach the opening date.