MASON, W.Va. — Rain ruined the Fourth of July events in the Town of Mason, but most have been rescheduled for a “Family Fun Day” on Saturday, according to Mayor Donna Dennis.
Festivities will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at the Stewart-Johnson V.F.W./Lottie Jenks Memorial Park.
Games will be conducted, including a water balloon toss and others with a parent-child theme. Dennis said she is hoping to get more parents involved in the activities with their children. Unlike the scheduled games on July 4, the family fun day games will offer no cash prizes, just a fun time.
Inflatables will be available to the children all afternoon, including a bounce house, obstacle course and water slide. Children are encouraged to wear suitable clothing for the slide. Other activities will include face painting by Jody Rife, and Karaoke with Kip.
Concessions will be sold by both Cornfeds and the Mason Volunteer Fire Department. Cornfeds will offer their smoked barbecue and blooming onions. The fire department will be selling hot dogs and homemade ice cream. Free juice and water will be provided to the children by the town.
Activities not rescheduled for the fun day are cornhole games and the basketball shootout, which was planned for the teens.
In addition to the family fun day, other recreational events are being planned.
The newly formed ZSports will host a 3-on-3 basketball tournament at the Mason basketball courts on Aug. 6. The courts are located on Second Street, near the Mason Senior Center.
The cost to enter is $25 per person. Proceeds will go to the Town of New Haven to use for the establishment of a basketball court near the community center.
Mason will also hold its annual Harvest Festival in October. The date, time and details of this festival will be announced later.
Mindy Kearns is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing who lives in Mason County.