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Sisters Fest gears up

By Staff | Mar 10, 2010

Mardi Gras is the theme for this years Sisters Fest celebration coming to Sistersville March 19-20.

Contests, door prizes, food, games, a parade and even more fun activities are on tap for the weekend that will see the sister population of Sistersville swell to triple the current population.

The original concept was for sisters to enjoy some time together, but it has grown to include women in general,” said Betsy Westfall, a committee member.

All of the fun commences in earnest at 6 p.m. March 19 when there will be dessert and appetizer contests in the ballroom at the Elks Lodge.

The variety show will begin on the ballroom stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday morning begins with a pancake breakfast, 8:30-10:30 a.m., All proceeds will go to the Sistersville Volunteer Fire Department.

While you enjoy the good food, at 9:30 a.m. the annual time for a game show will begin. The return of ‘Sister Squabble!’, patterned after Family Feud, will entertain attendees.

Dan and Linda Marrin have opened their Durham Mansion for a luncheon and tour beginning at 12:30 p.m.

The afternoon will be filled with a scavenger hunt around Sistersville, giving attendees a chance to figure out clues and enjoy the sights of the historic town.

The parade is being planned for 4:30 p.m. on that Saturday.

The cost to attend Sisters Fest is done on an a la carte basis with all attendees required to pay a $7 registration fee. After that the fee is based on what events sisters want to attend.

The appetizer contest, variety show, and game show are included in the registration, but additional charges are levied for breakfast, $5; luncheon, $10; and banquet, $14.

For more information about Sisters Fest visit www.sistersfest.com or www.myspace.com/sistersfest; e-mail sistersfest@hotmail.com, or call Betsy Westfall at 304-771-8699.