Neon Moon will be performing to help kick off your Independence Day Weekend with their renditions of popular songs from yesterday and today. This local band featuring Jerry and Lisa Queen has been playing throughout the Mid-Ohio Valley for years and will have you dancing the night away to all your favorites. Event hosted at the Amphitheater.
The Mort Report invites the entire Ritchie County Community as well as neighboring counties and beyond to a day and evening of fun activities Friday, July 7, during the Ritchie County 4th of July Celebration!
"We have already announced the celebration will be at the Eldon J. Haught Lakeside Recreation Area and we will close the evening with an outdoor concert with "Rick K and The Allnighters," said The Mort Report. "We can now announce we will then follow that fun show with a very impressive 30-minute fireworks display."
The fireworks display, sponsored by Hall Drilling and the Family of Eldon J. Haught, is a dedicated tribute to Eldon J. Haught.
"Eldon 'Wimp' Haught lost his battle with cancer just a few months ago. He was instrumental in getting the North Bend Lake built and he also worked to make the sports complex become a reality," said The Mort Report. "He wanted the facility built for our community to use. This 4th of July event will utilize this beautiful facility, which is named after Mr. Haught."
"Rick K and the Allnighters" is sponsored by Ritchie County Tourism & Visitor's Bureau and Ritchie County Chamber of Commerce.
"We hope you plan to join us for this community celebration. Bring your lawn chair - come early - stay late!" The Mort Report added.
Events scheduled for the Ritchie County 4th of July Celebration include:
- The Pizza Box will operate the concessions stand with the full menu available soon.
- All American Kettle Corn will be on site selling bags of kettle corn all evening!
- M&M Inflatables will provide an Inflatable Fun Zone from 4-10 pm (armbands will be sold).
- The Starving Artist will provide FREE Caricatures from 5-9 pm (funding provided by Harrisville Shop 'n Save Express).
- Walk Around Clown / Magician (funding provided by State Farm Insurance - Stephanie Hayhurst-Hall Agency in Clarksburg).
- Walk Around Balloon Artist (funding provided by Hughes River Land Services in Harrisville)
- Whitney Settle will provide FREE Face Painting from 4-9 pm (funding provided by A&J Pallet Creations, Marietta, and Mountain State Roofing, Cairo).
- Photo Booth by Jerra Kia Photography. Sparklers and a backdrop with lots of fun props for kids and families will be set up (fees will apply).
- Walk around Meet and Greet Cartoon Characters (provided by Odyssey Theaters in Marietta).
- Mikayla Cantrell sing "God Bless the USA" prior to the United States National Anthem.
- Whitney Oliverio will sing the United States National Anthem at 8:25 pm (funding provided by Odyssey Theaters in Marietta).
- On stage at 8:30 pm to rock the night is "Rick K and the Allnighters" (funding provided by the Ritchie County Tourism & Visitors Bureau, Inc.
- Cotton Candy
- Ice Cream
- Deep Fried Desserts such as Funnel Cakes, Deep Fried Candy Bars and Twinkie's.
- Lemonade (Pennsboro Church of God)
- Many more vendors!
The Mort Report can be contacted at 304.476.5395 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Actor Gene Worthington brings Teddy Roosevelt to live in this one-man production. Audiences will find themselves caught up in the reminisces of Teddy Roosevelt as an old man... remembering his days growing up, his love of the Old West and his terms in office. A thrilling and entertaining program for all ages. Event hosted at the Amphitheater. Contact North Bend at 304.643.2931.
This overnight experience in a remote section of North Bend State Park with a ranger or a Quest guide will include an introduction to packs and gear (what is really important and whit is icing), packing for an outing and try carrying a couple different loaded packs on for size and comfort. During the hiking segments, check out the show nature puts on that day, discuss safety and preparation. Typical backpacking dinner and breakfast will be included. Cost is $70 per person. Meet at Basecamp and equipment is included. Register at the Lodge front desk in person or by phone at 304.643.2931 for the class(es) of your choice. Registration is open until the day before the class is scheduled.
Learn the basics of using a handheld GPS unit built for trail use as you participate in thenewest way to treasure hunt: Geocaching. Two courses will be combined for this special program and once completed give the user a solid understanding of the functions and features of current GPS units, as well as opportunities to put several into practice through the game of Geocaching. The "hide and seek"-themed game of Geocaching is laid out and taught through seeking out one of North Bend State Park's hidden caches. Cost is $20 per person. Meet at Basecamp and equipment is included. Register at the Lodge front desk in person or by phone at 304.643.2931 for the class(es) of your choice. Registration is open until the day before the class is scheduled.
Bring your classmates and enjoy this all-you-care-to-eat-and-visit buffet including: baked steak, pork tenderloin, mashed potatoes, seasoned green beans, sweet potato casserole, tossed salad bar, fresh baked bread and dessert. Cost is $11.95 per person and reservations are recommended and may be made by calling North Bend at 304.643.2931, 1.800.CALL.WVA or www.northbendsp.com.
Singer and Songwriter Bruce Kahler will be traveling back to his Ritchie County roots to release his debut CD "Hainted Hills." Join Bruce as he plays through his poetic and thoghtful songs, entertaining withg his unique brand of charm and character. A former resident of the area, Bruce now lives in Arizona, so catch him while you can! Event hosted at the Amphitheater. Contact North Bend at 304.643.2931.
Listen as Bil Lepp spins his yarns for you and figure out for yourself what is truth and what is fiction. Hilarious and insightful stories for the whole family! Event hosted at the Amphitheater. Contact North Bend at 304.643.2931.
Live raptors and birds of prey are part of this impressive and educational program. Learn about habitats, diets and behaviors of several birds of prey including owls, hawks and eagles! Event hosted in the Lodge Conference Room. Contact North Bend at 304.643.2931.
Celebrating 50 years since the first running of the Hillbilly Hundred won by Don Gregory. Contact304.588.7131.
Bring your classmates and enjoy this all-you-care-to-eat-and-visit buffet including: meatloaf, mashed potatoes, seasoned green beans, tossed salad bar, fresh baked bread, dessert and coffee or tea. Cost is $8.95 per person and reservations are recommended and may be made by calling North Bend at 304.643.2931, 1.800.CALL.WVA or www.northbendsp.com.
Experience the bounty of wild foods while celebrating the wonder of nature. Enjoy a full weekend of hikes, programs and a wild foods banquet. Contact Emily Fleming at 304.558.2754.
Take a hike on the North Bend Rail Trail and experience the beauty of fall at North Bend State Park. Bring a lunch and plenty of water for this 10-mile kike. A shuttle will be provided. Contact North Bend at 304.643.2931.
Spend a relaxing weekend in the North Bend State Park Lodge while working on unfinished quilting projects or take a class and learn from skilled quilters, proficient in their crafts. Contact North Bend at 304.643.2931.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be stopping at North Bend State Park for breakfast on their way to the North Pole. Check in with the jolly old elf and have your picture taken. Contact North Bend at 304.643.2931.
Ring in the New Year at North Bend State Park. Enjoy an evening of live music, delicious food and celebration. Contact North Bend at 304.643.2931.