The city of Cameron will be observing the Fourth of July with several activities.
On Tuesday there will be food and games from 6-10 p.m., sponsored by the Cameron Volunteer Fire Department. These events are scheduled to take place in the parking lot of the Benedum Center.
The Wednesday attractions on Independence Day itself will get underway with a parade, the line-up to begin at noon at Cameron High School. The parade will begin at 1 p.m., following a route along Maple Avenue, it will turn west onto to Wiedebusch Drive and disband past Bridge Street. There will be an award ceremony following the parade.
Among other afternoon activities will be a Rock Wall, Super Slide, Bounce House and obstacle course from 1-6 p.m., in the lot located beside the Cameron Depot.
There will a bean bag tournament, in which the first-place award will be $300. There will also be second- and third-place awards. There is an entry fee. As to the event, it will take place in the Benedum Center parking lot, with registration at 1:30 p.m., and the tourney getting underway at 2 p.m. Also, there will also be a bean bag challenge event following the tournament, in which participants can receive prizes.
There will be music beginning at 2 p.m., featuring the National Pike Pickers Bluegrass Band, which will play until 4 p.m., when the Steel (Drum) Cassa Band will perform until 6 p.m. The band Deja Vu will perform from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
The three musical groups are scheduled to perform in the parking of the Benedum parking lot.
Another afternoon attraction will be older vehicles shown by members of the Rumblers Car Club. These vehicles will be displayed on Church Street between Maple and Bridge Streets.
Also during the afternoon, the annual volunteer water battle will begin at 4 p.m. on Bridge Street.
The grand finale will be a fireworks display to begin at 10 p.m.
Other events and activities planned throughout the day include food to be available from noon until 10 p.m., along with bingo from 2-4, 5-7 and 8-10 and other games scheduled from 2-4 and 5-10 p.m., all in the Benedum parking lot and the lower level of the Benedum Building.
For more information for the Fourth of July events, or to sign-up for the bean bag tournament, or the parade, contact the city clerk's office at 304-686-2366.
Consol Energy, Chevron Corp., and Noble Energy are the sponsors of the events planned for Wednesday.
The city of Moundsville will sponsor a fireworks display on Wednesday, beginning at dusk.
The fireworks will be set off at Valley Fork Park, and those who like to be "close to the action" are invited to watch the fireworks from the grandstand of the adjacent Marshall County Fairgrounds. Of course, many prefer to watch the fireworks from their backyards.
In the event of inclement weather, the rain date is July 7
The annual picnic of the Wolf Run Baptist Church will be held beginning at noon on Wednesday at the Mount Hope Community Center.
It will be a covered dish dinner with the church providing the beverages, plates and eating utensils.
This evening is the annual Patriotic Concert which will take place at 6 p.m. at the Moundsville Baptist. Featured will be the church's Chancel Choir, along with other musical groups, and military personnel (active and retired) representing the different branches of service.
There will be a pie and ice cream social following the concert.
Happy Birthday to granddaughter Lily Barrett. She will be three years old on Monday.