Updated on Wednesday:
The 2010 Calhoun County Wood Festival is over for
another year. The fun part ended and the clean up was done in record
time, with the streets free of debris, and equipment and booths returned
to storage. Fun rides and food vendors made their way out of town to the
If you noticed, the committee members were all over the
place, at all hours, to make sure it was a good festival for all of us.
The names of Judy Powell, Angie Hersman, Debbie King, Jim Sullivan,
Jackie Blankenship, Paige Toney, Carol Sloan, Shirley Ball, Loretta
Freshour, Norma Freshour, Colleen Sullivan, Bryan Toney, Joe Hersman,
Michael Sullivan and Josh Stull have been mentioned before, but we list
them again so you will have another chance to thank them. Then, there
are the supporters who also play a part in the success of the festival:
the communities, businesses and spectators.
The evening events were a tremendous hit. The streets
were crowded with lawn chairs filled with people of all ages and all
backgrounds. Tiny children were dancing in the street with no fear
because they were surrounded by friends and neighbors who could help
corral them. Older people either danced with steps of their younger
years or tapped their feet in time to all kinds of music.
Thank you for the friendly welcome shown to the Morris
family! The grandchildren love this place and were pleased to join me
for a wagon ride. Andy Mlynek’s careful driving gave me the opportunity
to have the family with me to enjoy this special time. They were in town
most of the day on Saturday, riding the bull, eating hot dogs, visiting
the Family History Center, pitching dimes, attending the Mud Bog,
meeting the Moccasin Rangers, listening to the music, viewing the
fireworks and then collapsing all over the floor in a deep sleep.
Calhouners have won their hearts!
By the time you read this, I will be starting recovery
from knee surgery at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. I know I will
be a success story, because God will be taking care of the details and I
will be following the doctor’s orders! Thank you in advance for your
continued prayers. I agree with Dr. Aya-Ay that the prayers of
Calhouners are special! You can contact the Chronicle for updates.
This Week's Editorial:By Helen Morris:
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