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PC to host Fall Fest Saturday

By Staff | Oct 8, 2014

The third annual Paden City Community Fall Festival will be held Oct. 11, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., in Paden City Park.

There will be something for everyone as good family fun is staged at the beautiful setting along the banks of the amazing Ohio River. Bring your lawn chairs to enjoy the entertainment and just sit and look at the great Ohio.

Sharletta Green, an amazing talent, will open the festival with the National Anthem. She is the pastor at New Martinsville United Methodist Church and will be performing at 12:30 p.m. Local performers Pete Lauderman and Guitarist John Jones will take the stage at 1:30 p.m. The popular Beacon Road Band, 4-5:30 p.m., and Ben Tharp, 6 p.m., will close out the evening. Tharp is a classic western singer.

The Wayne Wilcox Memorial “Cruise In” will begin at 1 p.m., and will be hosted by Greg Goodfellow as emcee for the show. All car show enthusiasts are invited to come exhibit their cars for the show. If you did not get a brochure, come bring your car and join the fun. The show will run from 1-5 p.m.. Dash Plaques will be presented as opportunities to win a door prize. Please register your car upon arriving. You will receive a ticket which makes you eligible for a door prize. Call 304-337-8742 for more information.

Activities include pumpkin decorating with Miss Joanna, face painting, ceramics with Bill Booth, lots of good food, and don’t forget the mayor’s applebutter making on the grounds over the wood fire. Come, stay late by the fire ring, and make smores.

Approximately 24 vendors will be there this year with many items: Paden City Garden Club, apple pie and ice cream; Paden City Museum and Foundation, pulled pork and trimmings; Ladies Auxiliary Post #86, soup and more’ The Happy Timers Seniors, hot dogs, sloppy joes, and more; and the Paden City Lions Club, 50/50. There will be woodworking, baked goods, “Chocolate Lady”, Scentsy, books, pillows, scarves, wreaths, primitive craft items, jewelry, Avon, Tupperware, custom metal items. Author Carolyn Goddard will be there with homemade bread and her latest book, “Nanny’s Attic.” The firetruck will be on the grounds for the kids to explore. The Paden City Fire Department will have their food trailer there with lots of good things to eat.

They are also hoping to have a fall scene set up for photo opportunities and may be even have a 400-500 pound pumpkin again this year.


Local artist, Alice Bungard, will be displaying some of her works at the Paden City Museum and Culture on Saturday, Oct. 11, 1-5 p.m.

This will be her second showing at the museum, having had a very successful opening at the museum over Labor Day weekend. The museum is located at 108 W. Main Street in Paden City and is operated through the Paden City Foundation and staffed with volunteers.

Bungard was very happy with the response she received at her initial showing over Labor Day. “I really appreciate the opportunity to show some of my paintings at the museum. It is a really nice place to host a showing like this,” Bungard noted.

This week’s showing is being held in conjunction with the town’s Fall Festival. The festival will be held in the town’s park, William E. Ford Park, and runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11. Because of the delicate nature of the paintings that Bungard will be displaying, her show will stay inside the museum. The staff of the museum join Bungard in inviting the public to stop in the museum during the afternoon. Some of the pieces will be available for purchase.

The drawing for the leather etching raffle that has been ongoing for several weeks will be held on Oct. 11 in the park as well. Tickets are still available and cost $5.00 each. Tickets will be available at the park prior to the drawing.

The Paden City Museum will also have a booth set up at the Fall Festival and will be offering food items such as pulled pork sandwiches, sloppy joes, hot dogs, cole slaw, chips/snacks, and pop and water for sale. There will also be some collectible and gift items for purchase. Most of the items were handcrafted in Paden City or represent landmarks in the town. Some items include one copy of the highly collectible Recipes and Remembrances, the Centennial Cookbook, that was published in conjunction with the town’s centennial celebration in 2003. Over 1,800 copies were printed and quickly sold. Other items include marbles from Marble King, handcrafted wood items, music compact discs from PCHS graduate Shelley Champion, novels authored by local writers such as Michelle Estep and another children’s book illustrated by Jan Dunham, cut glass bowl, a Cat’s Meow collectible of the old Paden Park, and Christmas ornaments with pictures of Paden City High School on them. The volunteers of the museum invite everyone to visit the museum and see the art showing and also to come to the park and enjoy all the food and craft items, the car show, and all the musical entertainment that make up the Fall Festival.