The Annual Picnic in the Park will be held Sunday, July 8 at the Sistersville City Park.
Activities will kick off at noon with a Flag ceremony to take place at 1:30 p.m. Entertainment will start at 2 p.m.
Free cake and ice cream, donated by the Sistersville IGA, will be available to all who attend. Swimming at the City Pool will cost $1 for the day.
The fireworks will begin at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Sunday evening.
The Mountain State Bluegrass Express will perform under the big shelter from 2-4 p.m. and Dan Henthorn and Battle Weary Band will perform two shows on the stage from 7-8 p.m. and 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.
A gigantic fireworks show, presented by Zambelli Fireworks of New Castle, Pa., will take place at approximately 9:30 p.m. and everyone is invited to bring their lawn chair and enjoy the show.
Donations are still being collected for the fireworks display. Contributions to the fund drive can be sent to the SCSO Fireworks Fund, P.O. Box 46, Sistersville, WV 26175, or can be made at the Tyler Star News office located at 720 Wells St. in Sistersville.
Games, crafts, food booths, and a climbing wall will also be on site for all to enjoy. There will be no set-up fee for anyone wanting to set up a booth. Contact Barbara Vincent at 304-652-2939 or Carmen Silliman at 304-652-2392 to set up a booth or for more information about the Picnic in the Park.
The Sistersville Community Service Organization, the group responsible for planning the event each year, encourages all local businesses to decorate their windows and buildings for Independence Day in honor of America.