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Huntzinger Shows Off His Generosity

June 16, 2013
By JIM COCHRAN , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Williams Ohio Valley Midstream and the Moundsville Economic Development Council (MEDC) provided $1,000 to the Greg Yoho Memorial Car Show with the money going to the winner of a drawing at the end of the event.

Those entering a vehicle were eligible to win the money, the lone stipulation being that they were still there at the close of the show.

The person whose number was called had 10 minutes after the number was announced to appear at the registration booth. There was little suspense as the winner came forward in less than a minute.

The winner was Robert Huntzinger of Weirton, a regular at the car show, who informed the sponsors that $500 of his winnings would be going to ''Table of Hope,'' which is comprised of volunteers from Weirton churches who provide free meals three days a week to the needy.

Huntzinger said he was scheduled to be one of the volunteers that evening of the car show, but his wife encouraged him to go to the car show, assuring him that sufficient volunteers would be available to help with the food preparation and serving.

The 20th annual Marshall County Antique Power Association sponsored Gas Engine Show will be held Thursday through Saturday at the Marshall County Fairgrounds in Moundsville.

Those who have engines or displays are encouraged to bring them to the event, and according to Gary Shreve, there will be electric and water hookups for exhibitors.

Also, there will be a covered dish dinner at 6 p.m. on Thursday, and those attending are to bring a dish to share.

For more information, call Shreve at 304-845-7461 or 304-639-5646. Information is also available by contacting Rick Noll at 304-243-1374.

For those wishing to obtain applications for the John Marshall High School Wall of Fame, they can be secured at the main office at JMHS, Mondays through Fridays; at the Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library; or chairman Joe Komorowski.

Don't forget the the Marshall County Historical Society sponsored West Virginia Birthday celebration to take place from noon until 4 p.m. Saturday at Riverfront Park.

There will also be cake and ice cream served at the MCHS Museum at 13th Street and Lockwood Avenue that afternoon.

In addition, the Cockayne Preservation Society will have activities at the Cockayne Farmstead in Glen Dale.

MCHS member Dorothy Dakan Sedosky will welcome individuals to her home place at Roseby's Rock in conjunction with the birthday celebration.

All these events are free to the public.

The Marshall County Commission has given the MCHS $1,000 for tent rentals and incidentals, while the Society itself has funding in its Fairs and Festivals account for the hiring of re-enactors. Money from the account also was used toward the publishing of 1,000 copies of the new Marshall County coloring book.

The society will be selling pepperoni rolls and soft drinks at Riverfront Park.

The events at Riverfront Park will include actors, storytellers, choral groups, bluegrass/country music displays, children's artwork and posters.

The first in a series of four Music in the Hills programs will be held Friday at the Cameron Recreation Park at Clouston.

The initial event will feature Slim Lehart and some of his fellow Wheeling Jamboree entertainers of the past.

The show will be from 6-9 p.m., and there is no admission, and parking is free. The concession stand will open at 5 p.m.

Those attending are to bring their own lawn chair.

The MITH events are being sponsored by the Cameron Community Development Association, Inc.

There is a vacancy on the Marshall County Public Service District No. 4 Water Board as a result of long-time member Mark Fitzsimmons moving from PSD 4.

The Marshall County Commission will appoint a new member and anyone interested in serving is asked to inform Marshall County Administrator at P.0. Box B, Moundsville, 26041.

Congratulations to Dave Rider, Richard Toothman and Gary Kelley, ownership partners of Sleep Inn & Suites, on the opening of their new hotel which opened its doors in Moundsville earlier this month with a ribbon cutting ceremony held this past Thursday.

The general manager is Joni Grublier, a native of Fairmont, who has resided in Wheeling for the past 30 years, and who will soon become a resident of Glen Dale.

The new hotel is located on Wal-Mart Drive between Wal-Mart Superstore and Buffalo Wild Wings.

Yet another event this weekend will be the sixth annual Boys of Summer Reunion will be from Friday through next Sunday.

Events will include:

A Golf Tournament on Friday at the Moundsville Country Club; a Hitting Contest at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the East End Playground Complex; and a Picnic Reunion at 1 p.m. at Shelter No. 2 at Grand Vue Park.

The annual celebration of ''Marx'' and Inaugural Members Day will be held Friday and Saturday at the Marx Toy Museum, 915 Second St., Moundsville.

The Friday activities will be from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m., and at 6 p.m. there will be a toy demonstration and a Museum update.

Member's Day will be observed from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday. There will be a members only event at 5 p.m.

For additional information call the Museum at 304-845-6022, or visit the website www.MarxToyMuseum.com

 
 

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