(09/29/2012)

Heatin' up molasses ...

... after squeezin' the cane

Follow the country roads through Wild Wonderful West Virginia to Arnoldsburg and enjoy the 45th Annual West Virginia Molasses Festival today.

For many Calhouners, its a reunion, or just time to sit down and visit.

Saturday is parade day, talent contest, livestock and car show, entertainment, great food, and much more.

Proceeds received by the West Fork Community Action, Inc. are used for maintaining and improving local community projects in the Arnoldsburg-Millstone area.

MOLASSES FEST THURSDAY SCRAPBOOK

(Left) Practicing bench sittin' skills, Dave Cottrell(L) and Paul Evens (Right) Arnoldsburg oldtimer Gene Laughlin still lending a hand

Margie Evans, 88, (left) and Glenna Fleming,
90, show up to help for about 45 years

Pumpkins and gourds for sale

Signing up participants (left) Harless Mace and grandson enjoying day

County fair exhibits of summer crops

MOLASSES FEST SCHEDULE

Saturday, September 29

10:00 a.m. 4-H/FFA Livestock Animal Placement Show

10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Molasses Making Demonstrations

11:00 a.m. - Parade Line-Up (Arnoldsburg School)

Chicken BBQ -(Sponsored by Calhoun Banks)

Noon - Judging Horses & Wagons (Arnoldsburg School)

1:00 p.m. Molasses Festival Parade; Calhoun County Band Performance (following parade)

2:00 -5:00 p.m. - Car Show behind the Arnoldsburg Park Building during the Molasses Festival. For more information contact Jimmy Gregory at 304-655-7569.

3:00 p.m. Corn Hole Tournament

4-H/FFA Livestock Show

3:00 - 6 p.m. Live Music & Talent Contest - Vocal, Banjo, and Fiddle - under 50 and over 50 winners in each category. Cash prizes. For more info call Larry Cottrell 304-655-7670.

3:30 p.m. Parade Trophy Presentations (Main stage Inside)

5:00 p.m. 4-H/FFA Livestock Sale

6:45 p.m. Quilt & Final Prize Drawings

7 p.m. - ? Donnie Neil and The Sharp Shooters

CONTACTS AND CHAIRPERSONS

WFCA Chairperson - Dawn Burris - 304-655-8465

WFCA Vice Chairperson - Harold Carpenter - 304-655-6717

Molasses Making - Daniel Mace - 304-354-6822 or Vier Hall - 304-354-6205

Jugging Molasses - Thelma Hall - 304-354-6205

Molasses Sales - Linda McCartney - 304-655-7371

Country Store - Linda McCartney - 304-655-7371

Food Preparation - Shannon Welch - 304-655-7468

Chicken BBQ - Kenny Arnold - 304-655-8943

Commercial Exhibits - Harold Carpenter - 304-655-6717

Non-Commercial Exhibits - Frances Starkey - 304-354-6403

Art & Photography - Marty Park - 304-655-8312

Entertainment - Alice Cottrell - 304-655-7490

Parade - Robin King - 304-364-5509

Pretty Baby Contest - Patty Haught - 304-354-6871

Information - Margie Evans - 304-655-8550

King & Queen Contest - Arnoldsburg PTO - 304-655-8204

Parking AVFD - Derek Wright - 304-655-9901

Camping - Dave Cottrell - 304-655-8604

Music & Talent Contest - Larry Cottrell - 304-655-7670

Children's Games - Jake and Cindy Boggs - 304-354-7682

Calhoun Co 4-H/FFA Livestock Program - Daisy Frymier - 304-354-6332 or Donald Poage - 304-354-9064


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