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Wetzel County Readies For July 4th Celebration

By Staff | Jul 1, 2015

Cow Patty Bingo, a popular event at Hundred’s Fourth of July celebration, is sure to bring some giggles to players and spectators both.

Independence Day is just a few short days away and the various municipalities of Wetzel County are gearing up to celebrate America’s birth in festive and fun ways.

Hundred is celebrating the occasion at Cosgray Field on July 4, with a parade scheduled at 11 a.m. Line-up will be at 10:30 a.m., with all participants expected to be at Hundred High School at 10:15 a.m. Opening ceremonies will be held at 11:45 a.m., with Addie Tuttle performing the National Anthem. The Little Miss and Mr. Liberty pageant will follow at noon. Furthermore, the winner of the Pretty Pup contest will be announced during the pageant.

Virgil’s games will also be played behind the stage. Participants are reminded to not forget to bring their turtles for the turtle race! At 12:45 p.m., the High Steppers will also be perform in front of the stage.

Musical entertainment will take place all afternoon and evening and will include Ellie Wise, 1 p.m.; Cody Western, 1:10 p.m.; Comedian Eulah Mae, 3:30 p.m.; Jackson Gardner, 4:45 p.m., and Hundred Miles from Nowhere, 6 p.m.

The always-popular Cow Patty Bingo will be played at 2 p.m. The cost is $5 per square. Squares are available until the board is full.

Additionally, the homemade apple pie contest will be held at 12:30 p.m. Contestants are to bring their pies to the table by the stage for judging by 12:30 p.m.

Lawn mower races will take place at 2:30 p.m. Entry fee is $5. Helmets are required to race. Trailers are to be parked. Mowers can be ridden in the parade to the field. Mowers can be parked on field in a designated area.

Other games include: 3 p.m., foul shot contest (10 shot limit), $1 entry fee; 4 p.m., log saw contest (contest in front of stage, saw provided), $3 entry fee; 5 p.m., cornhole tournament, $3 entry fee; 6 p.m., horseshoe tournament, $3 entry fee.

Hundred’s Fourth of July festivities will close with a bang when fireworks start at dark. Festival-goers are encouraged to make the fireworks a hometown experience by bringing a chair and blanket. Patriotic music will play to set the mood.

Rain date for the event is July 5. For further information call 304-775-5131 or e-mail townofhundred@frontiernet.net

Also, check out Hundred Area Notification & Alerts on Facebook.

Those who wish to set up a food stand or game should pick a spot on the home side of the field, against the hillside. First come, first serve. Spots can be marked the day before, if needed.

New Martinsville will be celebrating the Fourth of July with a special two-day event, beginning Friday, July 3 when Lego Movie will be shown at 8:30 p.m. in Bruce Park. Lego Movie is a fun, animated action packed movie that the whole family will enjoy. This special showing is being co-sponsored by Brian and Miranda Rogers, along with West Virginia Northern Community College.

The fun continues July 4 when the tradition of Arts in the Park will continue at Bruce Park in New Martinsville. Festivities will last from 1-5 p.m. and are sponsored by the New Martinsville Parks and Recreation Commission, the Monroe Arts Council, and ArtsLink.

Uncle Sam, played by Carman Harman, will serve as Master of Ceremonies.

Arts and crafts demonstrations, along with exhibits by artists and craftspeople from Wetzel and Tyler counties in West Virginia and Monroe County, Ohio, will be featured.

Uncle Eddie and Robin will perform throughout the afternoon. Games for children will be coordinated through the New Martinsville Parks & Recreation Commission, which will also provide free soft drinks and frosty treats. Additionally, other food items will be offered for sale by the Magnolia High School Band. Balloon artist Miranda Rogers of BalloonOvations will thrill young and old alike with her free, twisted balloon creations. Danny the Bubbles Guy will stroll throughout the park flaunting his whimsical floating bubbles.

All activities throughout the day are free.

ArtsLink is committed to providing universal accessibility wherever possible. Persons with special needs may contact ArtsLink at 304-455-2278 to request assistance.

The festival is supported in part by the Ohio River Border Initiative, a joint project of the Ohio Arts Council and the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.

For further information, please contact Barbara Vincent at 304-652-2939.

Pine Grove will celebrate the Fourth of July a day early, when fireworks will be held Friday, July 3, 10 P.M.

Those who wish to celebrate the Fourth of July all weekend long can head a county over where Sistersville’s annual Picnic in the Park will be held Sunday, July 5.

The 19th annual Picnic in the Park will feature free cake and ice cream, donated by the Sistersville IGA. $1 swimming will be held at the pool along with live music, entertainment and a huge fireworks display.

Plans for this year, which will start at noon and go until after the fireworks at 9:30 p.m., includes opening ceremony at 1:30 p.m. with the flag raising by VFW Post #8327, Gospel Concert by the Carriers at 2 p.m. under the big shelter. The Deja Vu Band performing the classic sounds from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s will be performing on the stage from 7-8 p.m. and again from 8:30-9:30 p.m.

Food, crafts and other vendors will operate in the park all day. For the kids, there will be games and the rock climbing wall. Concessions will be available. At 9:30 the Zambelli’s giant fireworks display will get underway.

Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the festivities.

The event is sponsored by the Sistersville Community Service Organization. They are still accepting donations to pay for the fireworks. The total cost needed is $7,950. Contributions to the fund can be sent to the SCSO Fireworks Fund at P.O. Box 46, Sistersville W.Va. 26175, or can be made at the Tyler Star News Office located at 727 Wells St. in Sistersville. Contact Barbara Vincent at 304-652-2939 for more information.