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
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 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
Toby Wagoner welcomes festival goer's to night of entertainment
Republicans McDonald and Barr give away free items,
for donations to
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.