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2018 Easter Hoppenings

March 8, 2018
MOV Parent

The ninth annual Mid-Ohio Valley Easter Parade will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, March, 24 on Market Street in downtown Parkersburg. The theme this year is "Hop into Easter in the MOV" and the parade is open to all organizations, churches, schools and businesses. Participants are also encouraged to hand out candy on the parade route. The Easter float that carries the Easter Bunny down Market street will be decorated by Obermeyer's Florist, and there is still time to become a sponsor of the parade this year. We would like to thank our current sponsors, Camden Clark Medical Center, Big Sandy Superstore, Bob Marshall State Farm, Garage Trendz, Tall Oaks Event Center, Obermeyer's Florist, WTAP-TV and the Parkersburg News and Sentinel.

The parade will begin at 19th and Market Streets, with line-up beginning at noon at 13th Street. The parade will be held rain or shine. Judges will be along Market Street and awards will be given for commercial and non-commercial floats and according to the theme. Horses will be accepted to appear in the event and prizes will be given for the best decorated horses. Applications can be mailed to Joyce Stephens at 193 Lake Street, Parkersburg, WV 26101.

An Easter Bonnet Contest will be hosted by Tall Oaks Event Center (1703 20th Street, Parkersburg) on Thursday March 22 with judging at 6:30 p.m. and winners announced at 7 p.m. The contest will have two divisions - 16 and up and Under 16. The hats will be judged in two categories within each division: (1) most creative and (2) most beautiful. In addition, an overall best of event will be selected. Contestants may register their hats at Tall Oaks on Wednesday, March 21, from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and on Thursday, March 22, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Prize winners will appear in the parade on Saturday. The Grand Prize winner will receive a big screen television compliments of Big Sandy Superstore.

Also, a free breakfast with the Easter Bunny will be held from 9-10 a.m. Saturday, March 24 at the Chick-fil-A on Grand Central Avenue.

Any questions can be directed to the Parade Founder, Kiki Angelos, at 304-615-5454.

The 2018 Spring Easter Celebration will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday March 27 at the PHS front campus.Entertainment by the PHS A Cappella choir, PHS brass ensemble, Jackson Junior High Select Choir group and ROTC. Immediately following the lighting, Elks Lodge 198 will sponsor the annual Easter egg hunt with more than 4,000 eggs.



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