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Jackson Newspapers - Ripley, WV
  • A sneak peek of upcoming Octoberfest activities

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  • RAVENSWOOD - Octoberfest is nearing and the group's president, Lucy Harbert, is presenting a sneak peek of what the event has in store.
    Said Harbert, "We will have a bunch of good things. New Heights will be doing the inflatables, the Sponge Bob slide and a bunch of other inflatables (Sponsored by Energy Measurement and Control). We have the zip line (sponsored by Honor Resources and Ravenswood Care Center) and the bungee jump (sponsored by Par-Mar). This year we have added something new-lazer tag (sponsored by Warner Kia) and the kids are very excited about it.
    She continued, "Our entertainment on Saturday night will be South of the River Band (sponsored by Century and McDonalds) that I think the young people will like. Dean Alexander is up and coming and the reason we picked him is because he's a West Virginia boy (sponsored by a state grant and Jackson County Commission). Fireworks are sponsored by the city of Ravenswood, since we got that money. We'll have crafts, concessions and games along with every thing else.
    On Sunday we have our car show at the Riverfront Park and Rick Kay and the All Nighters (sponsored by Gino's and JD Drilling) will be there.
    We will have the Chili Cook Off. Wendy's is sponsoring it. The Octoberfest Royalty is going to help with that.
    Harbert added that contestants are needed for the cook off.
    The pancake breakfast (sponsored by Premier Bank and Vail Furniture) that will be at the Ravenswood Senior Center from 7-10 a.m. because the parade sponsored by Tudor's) will start at 10:30 a.m. I think we'll have a lot of participants this year
    The Hair Shack is sponsoring the cake and pie contests and the auction.
    WesBanco is sponsoring the corn hole contest
    River City Fitness is sponsoring the bocce contest and Octoberfest flyers.
    Family Dentistry is sponsoring the Halloween costume contest.
    Layne and Myers are sponsoring the pet show.
    Adams, Fisher and Chappell are sponsoring the duck pond.
    Casto Funeral Home is sponsoring face art.
    Pursley Petting zoo is sponsored by Jackson County Realty.
    Ravenswood Care Center will be making Apple Butter.
    The youth pageant will be on Saturday, September 28 will be the youth pageant and K.S. of West Virginia will sponsor it. It will be at 2 p.m. at the Ravenswood High School Auditorium. Participants will need to register for the pageant.

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