(06/08/2002)
Grantsville was still in its "heyday" in 1962, the streets were crowded with customers for the dozens of specialty stores up and down Main Street, a thousand items at Francis Hardware to fine clothing from The Quality Shop.

The first Wood Festival was forty years ago, and one must wonder about all those Queen Flora's and what has happened to them over the years.

Large crowd enjoys festival last night

Brenda Nicholas of Stumptown enjoys the evening, after being critically injured on Rt. 16 near Minnora one year ago

Much has changed, but today the small town may have some memories of those long lost days. It is likely a large number of folk will turn out to see the Grand Parade at 1 p.m. and spend some time in the small county seat.

Queen Flora Sarah Jane Lynch and two runners-up, Tia Leann Satterfield and Heather Nicole Weaver, will be honored.

Heartwood in the Hills will present a special street performance following the parade.

The Director of Calhoun's Senior Center (CCCOA) Mike Ritchie will be the Parade Marshal. Ritchie, his staff and Board of Directors, have taken center stage in providing quality services to the local senior population.

The center has become a hub of activity, sponsoring dozens and dozens of special events for seniors and the community. Even more important, the center has been opened to community events.

Ritchie said "Our goal is to serve those who have served us so well for many years."

Toby Wagoner welcomes festival goer's to night of entertainment

Republicans McDonald and Barr give away free items,
for donations to library

Today's festival has a car show, wood chopping demonstration, volleyball tourney, archery show, paint ball tourney, quilt show and lots of entertainment late into Saturday night, starting at 3 p.m.


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