Vacation Bible School begins

Mark your calendars! The Church of Christ will be conducting a Vacation Bible School beginning Sunday morning June 23 through Wednesday evening June 26. Times are 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning and 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday evening through Wednesday evening. Classes for all ages including adults and everyone is welcome.

The Pennsville Volunteer Fire Department Inc. will have its annual Firemen’s Festival with the parade on June 22, stepping off at 5 p.m. Line up will be in front of Embree Park on Ohio 377 in Pennsville at 4:15 p.m.

Following the parade, there will be refreshments available and trophies presented at the firehouse, where the festival will take place. Trophies will be awarded in these categories: 1, Oldest fire truck in service; 2, Newest fire truck in service; 3, Best appearing fire truck in service; 4. Oldest antique vehicle; 5. Best appearing antique vehicle; 6. Best appearing horse and rider or hitch; 7. Oldest antique tractor; 8. Best appearing bicycle and rider; 9. Best appearing float; 10. Best appearing ATV.

For further information or sirections to Pennsville, please contact co-chairman Richard Welsh, (740) 557-3663; Dean Blackburn, (740) 557-3231.

Zack Shelton and 64 to Grayson will be in Live Concert at 6:30 p.m. on stage at the firehouse. Sponsored by Todd’s United Methodist Church at the Firemen’s Festival on June 22.

The band’s six foot-three lead singer, Jack Shelton of Zanesville, Ohio, has been at the calling of music since a young age. Being the son of gospel musician Thomas Shelton Zack gets his passion for music honest, and having had the opportunity to play shows with artists such as Josh Turner, Emerson Drive, and the Gaither Vocal Band; Zack is no stranger to the stage As a senior at Kentucky Christian University, Zack still finds time to expand his talents in songwriting and performing whenever possible.

The name 64 to Grayson came from more of recognition than a suggestion. “We realized that each of us had diverse backgrounds and grew up listening to and performing greatly variying styles of music …said Zack,..but we each ended up meeting in the same place. That place was Grayson, Ky. along interstate 64 ” The realization that each member took 64 to get to Grayson made the and simple..64 to realization that each member took 64to get to Grayson made it Simple 64 Grayson.

In September 2012, 64 to Grayson released their first, full-length, self-titled album: “Jack Shelton and 64 to Grayson. Featuring radio-single. “Worship Offering” And new bits of “If You Believe Me”, Amanlio”, and “Breadthrough” this is one bridge that 64G is excited to be crossing.

Parade Food: Steak sandwiches, pie, homemade ice cream and kid games.

Prince and Princess are selling tickets and the Prince is Donta Haney and Ashley Hill is selling tickets for Princess.

On Sunday June 2 visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Clark and Jacqueline were Carolyn Dempsey of Scottsdale, Ariz., Patty Bowen of Erie, Pa.; Betty Ray of McConnelsville, Ohio. They were joined by Charles Smith of Stockport, Sony Smith of Lisle, Ill. They enjoyed lunch at the ChatterboxII in Beverly.

Later, all met at Charles’s house to watch Smith/Wagner reunion videos. On Monday they visited many cemeteries in the area and worked on the history of the Smith/Wagner ancestors.

Sunday visitors at the home of James and Beverly Sealock were Robert, Sherri and Alex Maxwell.

Beverly Sealock is a longtime columnist for The Parkersburg News & Sentinel.