I have been told that it takes rain and sunshine to make
a rainbow. I guess that means Calhoun County should be looking for a
There were many events planned in the county last
Saturday--and they were completed before heavy rains caused flooding in
From a town-wide yard sale in Grantsville to Spring
Fever at Calhoun County Park to the 4th annual Volunteer Fire Dept. pork
roast in Arnoldsburg, there was something going on for everyone.
It was not a typical May weekend, with temperatures
dropping into the 60s. This did not frighten off diehard yard sale
shoppers. Though the sky was dark and rain was threatening, many came
out for the town-wide yard sale.
Sales began at 8 a.m. and were scheduled to continue
until 4 p.m. Vendors were set up on Pine, Calhoun, Mill and Market
streets, and other areas, including the town parking lot.
Items, from fishing rods to knee socks, could be found,
as well as bake sale merchandise and a lot of random objects that only a
“yard sale shopper” could appreciate.
Left to right, council members Joann Shock, Connie Schoolcraft and
Loretta Stevens are selling items to raise money for a fire siren in
Susie Barnes sells items for Calhoun Historical Society in front of
and Megan Hartz sell bake goods for Heartwood in the Hills.
Pete and Romaine Walburn of Belmont County, Ohio, were visitors at
the yard sale.
Rain was in the forecast, but the sun was shining on the
faces of shoppers and vendors.
Calhoun County Park hosted Spring Fever on Saturday from
noon to 10 p.m. The crowd was small, with only a handful of vendors and
Although the park had arranged for over 30 vendors, cold
temperatures could have been a factor.
In the afternoon, members
of W.Va. Bluegrass Alliance played from the porch of Herb C.
Smith community building. Back Fork Bluegrass, Country Cutups and
Mountain Bluegrass also performed.
Re-enactors of the 19th Regiment Virginia Calvary,
Company A. (known as Calhoun’s Moccasin Rangers) were present. Perhaps,
the squad was scouting out the best site for
its upcoming battle and re-enactment in September.
Captain Dennis Carter and his troops will present the
Skirmish at Sycamore Creek for the public.
Civil War re-enactors are, left to right, Capt. Dennis Carter, Terry
Whited, Aaron Cottrelle, Dave Williams and Donald Jones.
Left to right, Terry Whited, Nub Marks and Levi J. Morris were at
Heritage Village last week.
Penny Stirling was a vendor at Calhoun County Park.
Blacksmith Grant Clark was one of the vendors at Spring Fever.
Jim Bell and Brian and Sandra Coon Luskin were at Heritage Village
during Saturday’s Spring Fever event.
Art Trippet, Eugene Stevens, Charlie Jones, Ruth Beall, Bob Beall,
Nellie Bokinskie, Bill Jones.
Refreshments, games and drawings were available all day and the event
ended with a performance from
At West Fork Park, Arnoldsburg, people were kicking up
their heels to several area bands, including Bill Cutlip and Big Otter
Bluegrass, and Crossfire.
The 4th annual Arnoldsburg Fire Dept. Pork Roast was
well attended, and included entertainment, rummage sale, auctions,
raffles, and a dime toss.
Clay Boggs enjoyed the dime toss.
Dustin Carpenter and four-month-old son Brennen enjoyed the
Assistant chief Eric Schoolcraft (left) and fireman Paul King were
two of the many workers at pork roast.
Cousins, Michelle Hall, daughter of Rick and Patricia Hall, and
Trenton King, son of Paul and Paula King, enjoyed the pork roast.
Three generations supported the local fire department’s fundraiser.
Left to right, are Chrissy Johnson, granddaughter; Marty Parks,
daughter; Joyce Meeks, daughter; and Gae Bailey.
Winners of the 50-50 drawings were Judy Dillon and Rob
Johnson, both of Arnoldsburg.