Got Garner?

February 14, 2014

Visitors to the Point Pleasant Foodland store got a little more than they bargained for Thursday when actress Jennifer Garner showed up. The Charleston, W.Va., native was in Mason County filming a new PBS series with Half the Sky Movement’s Nicholas Kristof. Garner, who is involved with the charitable organization Save the Children, and Kristof, are looking at the impact the charity has had on the lives of local children. Garner also reportedly spent time at Beale Elementary as well as some other organizations in the area that reach out to those in need. Garner is pictured at Foodland on Thursday where she was an unexpected customer for cashier Casey McCallister. Garner, an artist ambassador for Save the Children, was in Mason County in 2010 to announce the organization’s new sites in Mason County and back then spoke at Ashton Elementary. Save the Children has a variety of areas it focuses upon, including providing kids in economically depressed areas with literacy tools as well as physical activity and nutrition programs. Garner is known to be fiercely loyal and proud of her home state, including serenading talk show host Conan O’Brien with a version of “West Virginia Hills.”