Plans have been announced for the 47th annual West
Virginia Molasses Festival on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Sept.
25-27, at West
Quilts only will be accepted on Tuesday, Sept. 23,
from to Judging will be held from to in a closed session.
Exhibits and country store items can be submitted
on Wednesday, Sept. 24, from
to Judging of
exhibits will begin at .
organizers are requesting additional items for the country store. A
small fee is charged for each item sold.
Numerous vendors will be operating during the
festival and a variety of concessions will be available. Merchant
drawings will be held every 15 minutes.
Crowning of the festival king and queen will be
held at on Thursday, Sept. 25.
are as follows:
Grade (teacher), queen candidate, king candidate:
Pre-kindergarten (Moore), Laura Reeves, Bryson
Husk; (Naylor), Ryleigh Crislip, Dayvon Mitchell;
Kindergarten (McCumbers), Olivia Zwoll, Aayden
Rush; (Fitzwater), Zorianna Hudson, Whatt Knicley;
First (Hupp), Tiara Rogers, Jacob King; (Allen),
Second (Webb), Eliza Miller, Dakotah Rook;
(Summers), Jessica King, Brayden Phillips;
Third (Garretson), Mia Houchin, Landon Bennett;
(Whytsell), Mattea Miller, Johnathan Allman;
Carpenter, Caleb Morton; (Sampson), Zenna Zwoll, Brandon Phillips.
The king and queen are selected by penny a vote,
with proceeds collected by the PTO. Money for candidates must be turned
in by Tuesday, Sept. 23, at
Pretty baby contest is at on Sept. 25. Additional information is available
inside this issue of the newspaper or call Sandy Weaver, 354-6217, after
One of Sept. 26’s highlights is a sausage and
pancake supper from
to Gospel music, featuring
Shari Johnson, will be held from
to 8 p.m., followed by Rick Falls and the Bear Fork Band.
Sept. 27’s events begin with the 5th annual Calhoun
County 4-H & FFA Youth
Livestock Show and Sale
at Stump Funeral Home parking lot, with animal placement at ; showmanship, ; buyer’s dinner, ; and sale, For information, call WVU Extension
office, 354-6332, or Don Poage, 354-9064.
Parade line-up will begin at at Arnoldsburg Elementary. Judging of horses and
wagons at the school will begin at .
Chicken barbecue is also at
Classic/Antique Car Show will be held from to For information, call Jimmy Gregory, 655-7569.
The annual Molasses Festival parade, with marshals
Harold and Teresa Carpenter, is at
There will be a cornhole tournament at , and local music and talent from to Parade trophy presentations are at , with quilt, raffle, and final
merchant drawings at .
Line Country will perform