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SCSO makes plans for Sistersville

By Staff | Jun 23, 2010

The Sistersville Community Service Organization met on June 16 at the Fort in Sistersville.

Members of the group and guests discussed the upcoming Picnic in the Park which will be held at the City Park on July 11. Food and craft booths, games and other activities will begin at noon with entertainment being scheduled throughout the day until the fireworks display begins at about 9:30 p.m.

The fireworks display will be handled by Zambelli Fireworks of New Castle, PA. Donations are still needed to pay for the fireworks package, and anyone wishing to donate to the fund can contact Barbara Vincent at 652-2939. Also, any group or individual wishing to set up a booth of any type is also welcome and should contact Vincent for information.

The main entertainment of the day will be the group “Mixx” from Belpre, OH, who will perform on the stage from 8 – 9:30 p.m. The group performs entertaining music from the 1950’s, ’60’s and ’70’s.

“We’re also working on getting more entertainment for the day,” said event co-chairman, Barb Vincent.

Free cake and ice cream, provided by the Sistersville IGA, will be provided to all who attend.

The Sistersville VFW and American Legion will hold a flag ceremony at 1:30 p.m. with Dan Henthorn leading the audience in the singing of the National Anthem.

Swimming at the Sistersville City Pool will cost $1 the day of the Picnic in the Park and the concession stand at the large shelter will be selling Coleman’s Fish sandwiches along with their other fare.

Greg Holden will be setting up his popular rock climbing wall and Roger Hartline will set up toys and games for the kids in one area of the park.

In other business, Vincent reported that the Easter “Fun Day” was a great success with many area children attending. “Forty Easter Baskets were handed out and it seemed like the kids had a great time with the activities provided,” Vincent said. The Easter activities were held at the James Willison Family Center this year due to inclement weather.

Julie and Bill Schleier of The Book Clinic in Sistersville attended the meeting and explained the nature of their business. Julie is a bookbinder and binds old books and Bibles and does custom work as well. The business is located at 337 N. Wells St.

Connie Boyd, representing the Riverview Apts., said there were 10 units, of the 24, vacant at this time. The Riverview Apts., located at 312 Clay St. in Sistersville, rent one bedroom apartments to those persons ages 62 and older with low income. “We plan a few activities every month, and provide a very caring atmosphere,” Boyd said.

Vincent gave the dates for the upcoming West Virginia Oil and Gas Festival as Sept. 16, 17 and 18, and said the Festival pageant will be held at Fox’s Activity Center on July 10.

The next event scheduled by the SCSO is the annual Sistersville Christmas Parade on Dec. 3.