Amazing Week events set

The Weston Fairs and Festivals Committee has put together a week of events to celebrate Weston’s Amazing Week June 16-21.

The week ends with the annual Weston Street Fair. This year, the Street Fair is set for June 21, and will be held in a “Virtual Town Square” with vendors and exhibitors setting up on West Second Street, from Bank Alley to Main Street, adjacent to United Bank and The Dollar Store.

For the safety of the public, traffic is prohibited from the one-block event area beginning at noon until 6 p.m. Interested vendors can call Mayor Julia Spelsberg at 304-269-3683 to register.

The “Virtual Town Square” concept was tested in August 2012 during the first Weston Jazz Stroll, and many people felt keeping traffic flowing on Main Street while vendors were concentrated in centrally located area (Bank Alley to Main Street on West 2nd Street) worked better for vendors and visitors. The West Virginia Museum of American Glass will also be holding their annual Bottle Show that day.

On Monday, there will be a pet blessing and pet show at Lively Park, at the corner of 4th Street and Center Avenue. Activities begin at 6 p.m.

The sixth annual West Virginia Birthday Cupcake Challenge will be held at the Lewis County Senior Center on Tuesday. Contestants should arrive at 11:30 a.m. with the tasting to begin at noon. This will be a cupcake contest. At least a dozen cupcakes should be submitted. There is a $100 first place prize and $50 for second for the cupcakes with half the judging determined by the decorating and half by the taste of the cupcake. There will be a $25 prize for the teens/children category.

Jonelle Spike will be coordinating the 6th Annual Amazing Week Cornhole/Corn Toss Competition on Wednesday at Dr. Lively Park. The tournament will begin at 6 p.m. Top three prizes are $200-first; $100-second; and $50-third place. Registration is $5 per person.

As part of West Virginia’s 151st anniversary the Weston Fairs and Festivals Committee is having a West Virginia History Contest, set for Thursday at 6 p.m. For the West Virginia History Contest, two retired West Virginia History teachers Karen Pickens and Judy McWhorter – are creating the contest questions. The event will be open to everyone throughout the region. The prizes will be $100 for first place and $50 for second.

June 21 will feature two activities. This year’s food challenge will be the best pie contest. Lewis County Chamber of Commerce director Sherry Lambert is heading up the contest. The judging will take place at the annual Shop N Save during the Summer Knights Cruise-in. Cooks should bring their ribs for the competition at 6 p.m. that evening for judging. Entrants should have his/her name on the entry. First prize winners will take home $100; second place is $50, and third place will be a $25 cash prize.

The other event will be the annual Shentel Movie Under the Stars at the Lewis County Park. Those activities begin at dark. This is a great activity with the whole family. This year’s movie is “Frozen.”

The week culminates with two events on June 21. The Weston Street Fair will be from noon to 5 p.m. in downtown Weston. The week ends with an Evening of Entertainment at St. Paul’s West Hall. Doors open at 7 p.m. with dinner served. The Mendoza Brothers from Bridgeport will begin playing at that time. Washington, D.C., performer Julian Hipkins will bring his smooth music of the 40s, 50s and 60s for the delight of the Weston audience. To purchase tickets, call Spelsberg at 304-269-3683.