Fostoria Museum Reopening Slated

The grand reopening of the Fostoria Glass Museum, Sixth Street and Tomlinson Avenue, Moundsville, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday.

During the past 2 1/2 years the interior of the museum has undergone extensive upgrades which will be available for viewing by the public, along with those who will be attending the 34th annual Fostoria convention.

The structure, built as a residence later became the home of the Masonic Temple and Order of Eastern Star before being purchased by the Fostoria Glass Society of America.

The FGSA was organized in June 1980 by 32 Fostoria glass enthusiasts who wanted two basic things to happen: one, to set up an organization for Fostoria glass collectors, dealers, etc., to acquire and disseminate detailed knowledge concerning Fostoria glassware; and two, to have a museum to display and share Fostoria glass with members of the society and the general public.

The museum will serve as one of the venues for the convention, along with the Training Center at the old West Virginia Penitentiary.

The convention will feature glassware by Fostoria, Imperial, Morgantown, Cambridge, Heisey, Moon and Star, and others.

Events at the Training Center will be:

Glassware will be on display Friday from 4-7 p.m.; on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.; and next Sunday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. There will be an admission charge.

A glass auction will be held Saturday beginning at 5 p.m., with a preview at 4 p.m. For more information phone 304-845-9188.

Also, there will be a flea market beginning Sunday at 8 a.m. to which there will be an admission charge. Free admission will go into effect after 10 a.m. For more information call 304-845-3897.

For further information contact the FGSA at 304-845-9188 or 304-242-3176.

Proceeds from the convention will benefit the Fostoria Glass Museum.

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The Marshall County Chamber of Commerce Summer Concert series will begin on Friday, with events to be held every other Friday through Aug. 8 at Riverfront Park, Moundsville.

This week’s performance will be Vinnie & The Time Travelers. Other bands to be featured are: June 27, Miller, Smith, Mazure (MSM); July 11, Easy Street; July 25, the Slim Lehart Band; and Aug. 8, Streamline.

Each free concert will begin at 7 p.m.

This will be the 21st year for the concert series, with co-sponsors being Moundsville Pharmacy, Williams Energy, the Green Tab and the Moundsville Parks and Recreation Board.

Food will be available each concert evening beginning at 5:30 p.m. The menus will include hamburgers, hot dogs, etc.

Those attending the concerts are to bring lawn chairs or blankets.

For more information call the Chamber at 304-845-2773.

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As to Slim Lehart, he will be appearing from 6-9 p.m. on June 20 at the Cameron Recreation Park at Clouston. He will be joined by several other country music performers. The show is the kickoff of the summer series at the park.

Food will be available beginning at 5 p.m.

Those attending are to bring lawn chairs.

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The Moundsville American Legion Baseball team will have a busy three months, as games are scheduled for nearly every day through early August.

The Moundsville team will host a tournament starting Thursday and continuing through Sunday. The team will also be in tournaments in Elkins and North Carolina, along with the Beast of the East event. The Legion teams’s division of the BOTE will be at the John Marshall field. The team will play all its regular season home games at Valley Fork Park.

The team is being coached by Bill Burkett, who has been at the helm for more than 40 years. Burkett was a pitcher for the Legion team in the mid-1950s.

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The first annual Williams Color Me United 5K Color Fun Run/Walk will be held Saturday at Grand Vue Park.

There will be a Kids Fun Run for children 8 years old and under at 10 a.m., with the main event to begin at 10:30 a.m. Both will start at the Shelter No. 2 parking lot.

Williams Ohio Valley Midstream invites area residents to the non-competitive event that guarantees they will finish enveloped in their own personal rainbow, thanks to the clouds of colored powders that will be thrown over them throughout the race.

The race will be run on a combination of the walking paths at the park. Proceeds will benefit the Untied Way of the Upper Ohio Valley.

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Relay for Life of Marshall County participants are counting down the days to this year’s event and have “painted” the town(s) purple, as throughout Moundsville and Glen Dale there are a number of purple banners and other purple reminders of the National Relay for Life color – purple.

This year’s event, from 6 p.m. Friday thorough 6 a.m. Saturday, at Monarch Stadium in Moundsville, will consist of 30 teams consisting of nearly 500 participants representing businesses, churches and organizations.

The goal is to raise $85,000.

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The Sons of American Legion Squadron No. 3, Moundsville, will sponsoring a Flag Day Parade to begin at 6 p.m. Saturday on Grant Avenue in front of Mound Post No. 437, Veterans of Foreign Wars. The parade route will be: South on Grant to Second Street; east on Second to Birch Avenue; south on Birch to Third Street; east on Third to Cedar Avenue; south on Cedar to Sixth Street; west on Sixth to Grant Avenue; north on Grant to the VFW.

Free flags will be distributed along the route and unserviceable flags accepted to be disposed of at a ceremony immediately following in the parking lot of Altmeyer Funeral Home.

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The Activities Committee sponsored “Market On the Avenue” has been changed to Saturdays. The open-air event, which will feature produce, baked goods and handmade crafts, will be located on the sidewalks of Jefferson Avenue from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., starting June 21 and continuing through Nov. 1. Information concerning being a vendor is available by calling 304-231-4537.

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The Marshall County Fair Pageants will be held July 21. There will be four contests whose contestants will be 7-21 years of age. Participants will be showcased in a variety of competitions including, interview, streetwear, evening gown and event promotion. Last year more than 40 girls took part.

Entries are due no later than July 7 with applications and detailed information available on the Fair website, or by calling or texting 304-281-5790.

In addition, the annual Junior King and Queen contest will be held at 3:30 p.m. on July 21.

The winners of all divisions will participate in activities during Fair Week July 21-26.

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The Marshall County Chamber of Commerce will be holding a ribbon cutting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bordas & Bordas Law Office building, as the firm will be holding an open house that day from 4-7 p.m.

Renovation work took nearly a year at the former Marshall County Bank building, which is more than 100 years old. During that time it has also housed other law offices, a dentist office, and for the telephone company when you told the operator the number you wanted and she connected you to that individual’s telephone.

The building was one of the major scenes of the filming of “Fool’s Parade.”