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Marshall Memo: Grand Vue Campground Set To Open; Tall Tales; and Brunch

The campground at Grand Vue Park in Marshall County will be open on Friday to 40 RV spaces and nine tent sites.

There was a ribbon cutting this past Friday morning with GVP board members, Marshall County commissioners, GVP general manager Craig White, and Marshall County Chamber of Commerce executive director Scott Reager.

The campground is referred to as a short term camping space, and campers can stay only 14 nights at a time, then must leave for at least seven days before returning.

Each site has its own electrical service, water, sewage, a fire pit with wood and picnic area.

The camping area consists of two bath houses, one at each end.

The area where the campground is located was formerly a golf course. One of several features connected to the campground is a general store located along the roadway to the RV/Tent locations.

The store has a variety of camping essentials along with snacks, shirts with the Grand Vue trademark hats, blankets and other novelties.

By the way, Flurry’s Ice Cream & the General Store are already open for business. The current hours now are Sundays from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m.; Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Another attraction is a restaurant, known as The Vue Bar and Grill. As in the past, Memorial Day will be date that all of the Park attractions will be up-and-running. The hours then will be 11 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Speaking of ribbon cuttings there will be three in Moundsville within a 17-day period. These new businesses being:

April 26, Osaka Steakhouse, 1011 Lafayette Ave., the ribbon cutting at 4 p.m.

May 9, Dunkin Donut, on the east side of W.Va. 2 south of Walmart.

May 16, Burkes Outlet, at the shopping plaza on Lafayette Avenue.

Rich Knoblich and Judi Tarowsky, both well-known performers for traditional folktales, humorous yarns, ghost stories, legends and fascinating forays into history, will entertain with “Blazing Stories” at Grand Vue Park at 7 p.m. on Thursday at Shelter I beside the Aerial Adventure Park.

The pair are being sponsored by the Moundville-Marshall Public Library, who along with GVP, will be partnering this special storytelling event.

All the materials will be family-friendly so everyone is welcome to enjoy some tall tales and a ” hearty helping of home and hearth, heroes and heels, hijinks and humor” beside a warming fire.

Anyone attending is welcome to bring snacks and beverages, chairs and blankets.

Inspired by the popular Campfire Storytelling events held during October, this event will be the first providing springtime entertainment with traditional storytelling shared by a cozy fire.

Additional information can be obtained by calling either Grand Vue Park at 304-845-9810, or the Library at 304-845-6911.

The Opus Music Club of Moundsville will present its spring concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at the John Marshall High School Performing Arts Center. The concert will be in memory of the late Reva Icard, the Opus’ longtime member and director.

David Scherrick is the director with Michael Murphy the accompanist.

The Marshall County Commission approved a proclamation at this past Tuesday’s meeting recognizing April 24-30 as National Crime Victim Rights Week.

In other matters, the commissioners officially approved the levy for 2023.

Authorization was given for OEM director Tom Hart to submit information for two major grants.

The Moundsville Economic Development Council will be holding a flea market today from 8 a.m. until noon at the former penitentiary.

Moundsville Middle School recently hosted a field day for students from McNinch Primary School and Central Elementary School who received special education services.

More than 75 students participated in field events, games and crafts.

Volunteers from Wheeling University, John Marshall’s Teen Teacher program and Moundsville Middle School served as peer tutors.

In addition to the students, there were a number of persons in attendance to show their support, among these being Marshall County Schools Superintendent Shelby Haines, Student Services Director Karen Klamut, Special Programs Director Erin Cuffaro, Career & Technical Education Director Bob Wilson, CeCe Irving, Dave Simmons, and Moundsville City Manager Rick Healy.

The annual Moundsville Middle School FFA Greenhouse sale will begin today from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Among items available will be petunia hanging baskets, vegetables (four or six packs) and annual flowers.

After today, the Greenhouse will be open from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Moundsville Middle School’s Technology Student Association students participated in a virtual awards ceremony for the state TSA tournament. First place winners being Alina Holliday and Sophie Crumm for Technical Design, Alina Holliday and Heidi Williams for Structural Engineering. Both will move on to the national competition in Texas.

Kaelyn Wyatt finished in first place for the state logo design. Other noted winners from MMS TSA included third place in Digital Photography, Kaelyn Wyatt, third in Creed Emilyn Richards, 3rd place in Coding Heidi Williams and Sophie Crumm ,second place in Coding Cam Terry and Madi Moore, third place In Mechanical Engineering Bryant Morgan, Sarah Hill and Madi Moore.

Students in Kimberly Grapery’s eighth grade honors class at Moundsville Middle School won “Most Creative Video” in the 2022 Northern Region West Virginia Student Video Contest for the “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing” program.

Their compilation featured interviews and information the students gathered at the Ziegenfelder Co., who partnered with the students.

The video has been submitted to the state competition with awards to be given out May 17-18.

There will be a Mother’s Day Celebration on May 8 from 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m., at the Moundsville Country Club.

A specialty brunch will be prepared by Alexander’s on 7th.

Reservations are required and those planning to attend are to call Patti Maroney at 304-280-4409.

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