At this year’s annual Jackson’s Mill Jubilee veterans and active military servicemen and servicewomen will have free admission to the event occurring Friday - Sunday over the Labor Day weekend, at Jackson’s Mill. Debbie Garrett, Jubilee Vice President, made this announcement at the Wednesday meeting of the Weston Rotary Club Club.
Garrett said that all the veterans will have to show their military identification in order to get their free admission, whereas admission for everyone else is the standard $5 as it has been in the past.
The reason the Jubilee is allowing this free admission for veterans is due to their honor of having the Vietnam traveling memorial wall at the event this year.
The wall will be present on Friday for part of the day at the Mountaineer Military Museum in Weston, then travel to Jackson’s Mill wear it will be near the pool area of the Mill. The wall will also have a police escort in and out of the Mill. It will be present at the Jubilee the entire day on Saturday and part of the day Sunday according to Garrett.
Garrett said that the Jubilee will have a new set-up this year and the younger generation is starting to take over some of the plans for the event. The current president of the event is David Bond.
Garrett said tat crafts will be in the area near the pool, in the barn, and in the West Virginia building, since the quilt show is not happening this year to save on expenses.
The parade ground will house antique engines and tractors along with inflatables, video gaming, laser tag and some of the civil war reenactments.
Then in the homestead area there will be traditional Jackson’s Mill items such as blacksmithing.
Garrett said that there are about 25 percent new artisans including slate photos, embroidery, refurbishing cast iron, tied quilts, jewelry, paintings and more.
In other news, the Weston Rotary Club will be finishing up the painting project at Peterson-Central Elementary School at 5:30 p.m., today, Wednesday, Aug. 8.
The Rotary is also partnering with Lewis County First on refurbishing the mini-golf course at Lewis County Park. Hole sponsors are $450 and anyone wanting to sponsor a miniature golf course hole can contact any member of the Weston Rotary Club.