Weston Fairs and Festivals have a busy few months ahead of themselves working on plans for several events and a year long celebration of Weston’s Bicentennial.
Fairs and Festivals is currently working on plans for Weston’s Amazing Week, which takes place around the birthday of West Virginia. The group has several events planned including a pet show, Willow Creek Park dedication, an ice cream social, history challenge, an adult scavenger hunt and a street fair. Weston’s Amazing week will take place from June 19 - June 24.
Fairs and Festivals is also helping to fundraise and plan the annual Fourth of July Celebration at Robert L. Bland Middle School. Firefighter Keith Talbert said that the fire department has already ordered $5,000 worth of fireworks for the celebration.
There will be bounce houses, a rock wall, vendors, concessions, food vendors, a DJ and more. Fairs and Festivals is looking to have a power wheels race as well at the event.
Lewis County resident Bruce Adler is also working with Fairs and Festivals to begin plans for the bicentennial of Weston. This celebrations will be yearlong, starting on Jan. 1, 2018. Adler and the group will be planning various activities throughout the year to bring the community together.
Some of the activities for the bicentennial will include planting hollyhocks, which are Weston’s official flower and historic puzzle rooms.
Adler also hopes to be able to recreate the Bailey House Restaurant, a previous popular restaurant in Weston’s history, temporarily.