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Wings & Things Festival in the Park set for Saturday

4th annual Martins Ferry event benefits Grace Church

Photo provided THE MARTINS FERRY High School marching band kicks off last year's Wings & Things Festival in the Park. The band is slated to play again for this year's event set for noon Saturday.

MARTINS FERRY — The Fourth Annual Wings & Things Festival in the Park, sponsored by Grace Church of Martins Ferry, is slated to be held from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at City Park.

This event will feature a variety of food items for purchase including several flavors of wings, hot sausage sandwiches, cabbage rolls, hotdogs, nachos and cheese and more.

“This event has become so popular that we have run out of food the last two years prior to the end of the event. We’ve added larger quantities of food to prepare again this year,” said Sherry Stratton, event chairwoman. “We are expecting an even larger crowd this year.”

The festival also will feature local direct selling company vendors and crafters with homemade items.

The Martins Ferry High School band will be featured to open the festival at noon followed with additional live entertainment on the amphitheater stage featuring local band Crossroads from 1-3 p.m.

Plenty of fun for children will include pony rides from 1-4 p.m. by C&J Pony Rides from East Liverpool, along with lots of games and prizes all day long.

A 50-50 raffle will also be featured with tickets for sale. There will also be separate raffles on an Ohio State University basket, Cleveland Browns basket and Steelers basket.

“This is a family fun day for all that we decided to start four years ago in order to provide something positive and entertaining for families in our community and the surrounding areas.

“Because it has been an overwhelming success, it has turned into an annual event, rain or shine. Two years ago, it poured but we still sold out of food. That says something about how good the food is. We want everyone to come early and stay late and have a wonderful time creating family memories together,” Stratton said.

Martins Ferry’s City Park is located along Zane Highway.

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