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Annual Sister Fest Is Planned for March 18-19

By Staff | Mar 16, 2016

Photo Provided Sisters Fest is about to take over the town. The event is scheduled to begin on March 18 at the Elks Ballroom in Sistersville, followed by several activities and events throughout the weekend. The theme of this year’s event is “Slumber Party.” Pictured, the Headley sisters enjoyed cranking up the “80s” in years past.

If you happen to see a large group of pajama-clad women roaming the streets of Sistersville this weekend, have no fear. It’s only one of many moments to be had by sisters and friends as part of the 17th annual Sisters Fest.

This year’s theme is “Slumber Party.”

The fun begins Friday, March 20 with registration slated for 6 p.m. Those who did not pre-register are to register at this time at the Elks. $10 registration is required for all events.

This year, Sisters Fest plans to give back to its community. Therefore, participants are asked to bring a can or two of food for the local food bank. Each donation will receive a door prize ticket.

The annual Appetizer and Dessert Contest will be held at 7 p.m. This event is free after registration.

Each entry for the contest will be entered to win $25.

Participants will taste and vote for their favorites in the categories of Best Dessert, Best Appetizer, Best Theme Food (a dessert or appetizer that best represents this year’s theme of Slumber Party). Please bring recipes or e-mail them to sistersfest@hotmail.com

At 8 p.m., the real laughter begins as sisters and friends gather to take part in the variety show. Participants are encouraged to sing a song, do a skit, read a poem, or whatever other talent they wish to display. There is no judging, as this is all just for fun and, of course, lots of laughs.

All of these events take place in the Sistersville Elks ballroom, located on Charles Street across from the Wells Inn. The facility serves as the headquarters for Sisters Fest and is handicap accessible by the back entrance, near the Par Mar.

Saturday’s fun begins with breakfast. Participants are encouraged to partake of a wholesome and hearty breakfast on their own before the fun begins. However, it is to be noted that Sistersville Fire Department will be serving breakfast, which is to be paid for at the door.

Many morning and afternoon activities for Saturday will be announced later. However, from noon to 1:30 p.m. all ladies should head to the Methodist Church, where the Lions Club women will be preparing a wonderful spread for enjoyment.

The luncheon costs $10. If you can, please bring old eyeglasses for donation to the Lions Club.

At 6:15 p.m., sisters and friends are encouraged to meet in front of the Wells Inn for the Costume and Pillow decorating contest. Awards will be given for first, second, and third places for Costume and Pillow, respectively.

The annual glitz, glamour, and spectacle of the annual Sisters Fest parade will take place at 6:30 p.m. Participants are asked to bring some candy to throw out for the kids.

After the parade, a group picture will be taken on the post office steps at 6:45 p.m.

The events of the fun-filled weekend will wrap up at 7 p.m. with the banquet. This year the dinner, which will be upstairs in the Elks ballroom, will be catered by Elks Lodge members and will include baked steak, mashed potatoes, salad, roll, and dessert. The cost for the banquet dinner is $15, and the banquet will conclude with recognition of contest winners and door prizes. Seats go fast, so please register!

Other Sisters Fest weekend events will include “Amazing Race,” and “How Well Do You Know Your Sister?” The former is based on the TV show with the same name and will begin at the Elks Ballroom. “How Well Do You Know Your Sister?” is a favorite Sisters Fest event and is a “Newlywed Game”-style of game where sisters and friends are asked questions about each other. It is always filled with laughter, tears, and is a fun way to learn about your fellow “Sisters.” Times for these activities will be determined at a later notice on Facebook.

For more information about Sisters Fest join the Sisters Fest group on Facebook; e-mail sistersfest@hotmail.com; or call Anna Cooper at 304-532-8403.