Submitted by Keith Wilson

The annual Ice Cream Social sponsored by the Elizabeth-Wirt Volunteer Fire Dept. will be held Saturday, July 5th in Elizabeth, West Virginia.

Schedule of Events

Firecracker 5K Fun Run/Walk starts at 8 a.m.

Fireman's Parade - Lineup at 10 a.m. Parade starts at 11 a.m.

Noon-12:45 The Peacemakers. This Gospel group is a ministry formed in 1991 during the Desert Storm Prayer Vigils held throughout the world.

1-1:45 The Peacemakers. This group spreads the Gospel through a unique blend of "live spiritual" vocal harmonies accented with musical instruments.

2-2:45 Cover 1. Is a contemporary Christian Rock band made up of members from Wirt and Calhoun Counties. The band plays a mix of songs from popular artists as well as many songs they have written.

3-3:45 Cover 1. They are currently in the studio, recording their first CD made up of all original material. So put your hands together one more time for Cover 1.

4-4:30 The Marks Family. The Marks Family is a local group that sings Gospel music with an acoustic touch. Something that you don't want to miss.

4:30-6:00 Auction with John Jones. We have invited John Jones again this year to assist us with an Auction of various Donated items. The auction is always an exciting event of the day so bring a lawn chair and stay for the evening, you will not be disappointed.

6-6:45 MIXX is our featured entertainment for this years Ice Cream Social. MIXX is a six member group which plays music for all ages. They did a wonderful job last year and really got the crowd moving.

7-7:45 MIXX will again take the stage for your listening pleasure. Casey Powell, the lead vocal for the group made it to the finals in the 2002 American Idol show. This Band is a High-Energy group that you will not want to miss.

8-9:45 Blackwater Run. Blackwater Run is a Southern Ohio based band that plays a variety of bluegrass, gospel and old time country music. See them at www. Blackwaterrun.com This time of the evening is always filled with fun and excitement, one never knows what will happen once the sun goes down.

Hot dogs, ice cream and other goodies will be sold all day. So, bring your lawn chair and your appetite.

Entertainment this year is sponsored by R & S Sports and Pawn Elizabeth, WV 26143 304-275-1112.

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