Don’t miss the Honey Festival

This weekend we have the HONEY FESTIVAL at Parkersburg City Park. Don’t let the heat keep you away…especially when free Modesitt for County Commission hand fans are available…..Here we have a little fan…with a Modesitt hand fan. Fairs/festivals…like the Honey Fest are important to the quality of life of our communities….please support them.!!!!!


Thanks to those who have offered to be in the Homecoming Parade for Modesitt for County Commission. Being that I am on the Homecoming Committee, and I don’t want to create a conflict of interest, I decided not to have a vehicle in the parade. Secondly, I think community parades are for kids and families to enjoy bands, festival queens and their courts, floats, etc…and not a “political” opportunity. Politics in a parade sometimes gives the wrong impression of “big me and little you” and I am more of the mindset of being a public servant rather than a political celebrity. Let the fun begin as we celebrate Parkersburg Homecoming Festival.

Good people doing good things!

GOOD PEOPLE DOING GOOD THINGS WEEKEND …..first..the THE ARC “People First Fundraiser” spaghetti dinner and silent auction….This was a fund raiser to help send folks to the People First Conference in September. This group is a self advocacy group by and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities…and they do GREAT WORK and deserve our community support. Then off to East Wood Volunteer Fire Dept to a spaghetti dinner to help raise funds for three young people who were seriously injured in a car accident. There are so many good people trying to do good things for our community. THANK YOU to all those who offered their support for these projects!


Had the pleasure to attend “The Friends of Blennerhassett Reception to Mark Purchase of Harmon Blennerhassett’s Telescope” The event was held at the Blennerhassett Museum. As always Dr. Ray Swick did a great job with remarks. It is amazing to see an artifact that was originally purchased in 1795 or 1796…that was able to be traced to the Blennerhassett’s. It has been at a musem in Buffalo NY. The point of this post however is more about tourism and attraction opportunities. With the down turn in the coal and State of West Virginia economy, TOURISM and TRAVEL are more important. We have several wonderful attractions in the MOV, including Fort Boreman, the Juliann Square Historic District, Henderson Hall, Oil & Gas Museum, and of course the Blennerhassett Island State Park and Museum. As a former County Commissioner, I totally supported Wood County Tourism opportunities as well as historic preservation. If elected again, I will continue my support of tourism and making Wood County a destination point for visitors!