Amazing Week features many activities

Organizers are coordinating more events during Weston’s Amazing Week, ending Saturday.

On Wednesday, Jonelle Spiker Swiger will host the sixth annual Amazing Week Cornhole Tournament at Lively Park beginning at 6 p.m. A $5 per player fee is requested but the first place team will take home $200.

Teacher Joey Pickens will again be the emcee for the second annual West Virginia History Challenge. The Citizens Bank of Weston is sponsoring the event for the second year in a row. The questions for the event were created by retired Lewis County educators Karen Pickens and Judy McWhorter. Last year the crowd was cross-generational, from young to the elderly.

Lewis County Chamber of Commerce Director Sherry Lambert will conduct the annual Food Contest at 6 p.m. on Friday at the Shop N Save Cruz In. Past contestants have competed in ribs, deviled eggs and wings. It was decided to go a little “sweeter” for this year’s contest with the Pie Contest.

Shentel Cable Company will again have a Family Night on June 20 at the Lewis County Park. This year’s movie is the popular “Frozen.” Bring blankets and chairs for an evening of family fun.

The appearance at West Hall of Julian Hipkins & The Entertainers on Saturday will provide music fans the chance to travel back in time to the glory years of nightclubs, when Sammy Davis, Jr. and Mel Torme entertained with great singing and charming wit, always backed by a first-class musical ensemble. The show is an exclusive, for-the-first-time collaboration in tribute to music’s great vocalists, featuring Hipkins, D.C.’s popular and engaging nightclub entertainer.

The featured soloist on the vibraphone is Chuck Redd, an internationally acclaimed artist who has appeared on more than 60 CDs, and who was actually part of Torme’s touring band for several seasons. On flute is Paul Scea, director of jazz programs at West Virginia University, who joins Cumberland, Md., pianist, Tom Harrison, Morgantown bassist Greg Thurman, and bandleader and drummer Mark “Capp” Cappellini to back up the Hipkins/Redd duo.

Dinner will be available with the music, coordinated by Kathy Boyle, Marian Jarrell and Kevin


That same day, the Annual Street Fair will be held from noon to 5 p.m. on West Second Street. The West Virginia Museum of American Glass is also having the annual bottle show beginning in the morning at the Main Avenue location.

The following vendors will be showing their wares at the event: Jane Lew Lions, Delores Mathews home decor, Catherine Ratliff, Joyce Greenlief – original art, Bath Fitters, Kristy Aldridge – facepainting, Joyce Collins, Bob’s License – food, Helen Henline, Crystal Donaldson. Rebecca Ferguson, the Democratic Party, Torey Riley (Flame Queen candidate), Gretchen Griffin, Elizabeth Vincent, Bonnie Blake, Teresa Adams, Cassie Blankenship – Paparazzi, and Krazy Kreations by Jodi.

For more information on the event, call J. Spelsberg at 304-269-3683 after 4 p.m.