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Amazing Week to offer range of festivities

June 15, 2012
The Inter-Mountain

The Weston Fairs and Festivals Committee continues to recruit vendors for the seventh annual Weston Street Fair and Antique Market, set for June 30 in downtown Weston.

"Street fairs are such a great celebration for communities," explained Marian Jarrell, a member of the organizing committee. "It is a great opportunity for the vendors and more importantly the community. A street fair brings people together in their town to shop and talk to their neighbors. This year we are adding a Kids Karnival to make it an enjoyable event for the entire family."

The committee also is recruiting antique dealers.

The Glass Museum also will host its annual Glass and Bottle Show at its Main Avenue location.

"We enjoy having our show to coincide with the annual street fair," said Sharon Pickens of the museum. "We have several glass collectors who will be selling antique goods that day, also. We call it a table-top antique show. Everyone enjoys the opportunity to have the street fair and bottle show on the same day."

The Street Fair is a culmination of Weston's Amazing Week. Events begin June 22 with a Wings Cooking Competition during Shop 'N Save's Car Show. Entries should be brought at 5 p.m. for judging.

There will be a West Virginia Birthday Cupcake Challenge at 11:30 a.m. June 26 at the Lewis County Senior Center, on West Second Street in Weston. Registration is available by calling 304-269-3683 after 4 p.m. or writing

Organizers of the fourth annual Cornhole/Corn Toss Competition during Weston's Amazing Week, set June 28, will offer $150 for the team that comes in first. Prizes of $75 and $50 will be awarded respectively to the second- and third-place winners. The competition will take place at Dr. Lively Park, located at the corner of Center and 4th Street in Weston. There is a $5 registration fee per entrant.

Shentel cable company will again host a Family Night as part of the Weston celebration. This year the company will show "Kung Fu Panda 2" on June 29. The movie will start at dusk at the Lewis County Park, on a giant outdoor screen. Shentel suggests that families bring chairs and blankets. The company will have free popcorn and drinks for movie goers.

During Amazing Week, the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum will have historic tours Tuesday through Sunday. There will be daytime paranormal tours at 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. These events are on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be ghost hunt on the nights of June 23 and June 30, and a paranormal tour June 29.

On June 29, 30 and July 1, there will be Mud Bogs with $10K purse. On Friday and Saturday nights there will be pro-wrestling from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on the farm.



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