Weston’s Amazing Week Wraps Up

© 2018-The Weston Democrat

With Weston’s Amazing week spanning throughout last week, there is still one more event left to take place.
Due to inclement weather conditions throughout the week two events, were rescheduled. Peyton’s Pet Blessing/Show was made up on Sunday, and the Shentel Movie in the park is scheduled to take place this Friday, at the Lewis County Park, at dusk. This year’s movie is “The Secret Life of Pets”.
Activities throughout the week included the opening of the River Front Market, which is now open every Saturday, until October, from 10 a.m., to 2 p.m.
Last Tuesday’s event, the dedication of Willow Creek Natural Playground, was received by the community, with the park full of community members. At the event Mayor Julia Spelsberg, Chief Executive Office of Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital Avah Stalnaker and Park Director Nastausha Hefner spoke.
There was music, face painting, hula hooping, hotdogs and more at the event.
Wednesday, a new event for the Amazing Week took place, an ice cream social at the City Building. Fairs and Festivals committee members served ice cream to the public, along with ice cream floats.
Thursday, was the annual history challenge, sponsored by Citizen’s Bank, which William Reeder, was the champion of.
Saturday’s Annual Street Fair was well received with approximately 17 vendors lining the street, including handmade items, direct sales items and more. Music was played throughout the event, by various artists.
A quilt show also took place, which was organized by Weston Fairs and Festivals committee members. Street fair goers voted on their favorite quilts throughout the event.
Peyton’s Pet Show/Blessing took place on Sunday, at Willow Creek Park. This location is different from previous years, being as it normally is held at Lively Park, due to more shade being available at Willow Creek.
Thirteen animals participated in the pet show/blessing, including 11 dogs, one cat and one hermit crab. The youngest animal was a four-month-old English Bulldog named Leo. All pets received an award, along with a toy.
Father John Valentine blessed each pet. This was the seventh annual Peyton’s Pet Show.
The final event will be Shentel under the stars, which will be this Friday, as mentioned above.

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