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August 15, 2013

Bands big part of Monongahfest

MONONGAH — For the second year in a row, the band Jenna Won’t Sing will be performing on the main stage at the Monongahfest Saturday.

The band is made up of Jim Pulice, Eric Pulice, Ron Yanero and Greg Patrick. The band was formed by former band mates Jim and Greg, who played music together since the late 1960s. In the 1980s, they recorded as the band Melofin.

Today, they are joined by Jim’s son Eric and friend Ron Yanero as Jenna Won’t Sing. The name is an interesting story that the band will share if you ask. The music of Jenna is a mix of classic rock from the late 1960s and ’70s and a splash of more current music thrown in for good measure. Their appeal seems to cross generations, and their followers are affectionately know as the “Jenniacs.”

The Onion Brothers will also be performing at the Monongahfest from 7-8:30 p.m. on Saturday. They will be traveling here from Parkersburg. They are a hot, sweet, and tongue-in-cheek “delightfully pungent” acoustic trio of seasoned musicians Mitch Wagner, Steve Smith and Todd Stubbe.

Their show: Three voices (OK, two voices and a hack), two acoustic guitars and an assortment of other instruments convey unique twists on 1990s-to-now cover tunes along with a handful of recently written originals.

The Onion Brothers have been performing for just over two years together as a trio.

This year’s Monongahfest will feature crafts and vendors in the volunteer fire department building, food booths in the parking lot, and games in the parking lot and at Consol Field. The Monongahfest information table will be at the fire department, where ducks can be purchased for the duck race on the river at 6 p.m. Saturday.

There will be a Monongah history newsstand and the opportunity to meet local authors at the fire department, as well. There will also be bingo at 2:30 p.m. at town hall.

The following is the full schedule for the weekend:

Friday

Town-wide yard sale, parking lot by the pavilion, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., $5 setup fee.

Saturday

7-10 a.m.: Country breakfast, town hall, 3 Crosses Ministries.

Noon: Parade. Balloons by Michelle during parade. K-9 demonstration in parking lot after parade.

3 p.m.: Corn Hole Tournament, basketball court ($10 team entry).

6 p.m: Duck race on the river (watch from the Bridge). Watch for HealthNet (depending on availability).

10 p.m.: Fireworks display.

Schedule of events under the big tent Saturday:

1 p.m. Invocation, the Rev. Bill Preston.

“Star Spangled Banner,” Rickie Huffman.

Flag retirement ceremony, Boy Scouts.

Recognition Little Miss Monongahfest.

Baby photo contest.

2:30 p.m., Otte Meale and Sam Manno, accordions.

3:15 p.m.: Front stage, kids games and cookie-eating contest.

4:15 p.m.: Puppet show, TLC Ministries.

5 p.m.: Rickie Huffman.

5:30 p.m.: Maddi Nickerson.

6 p.m.: Mike Stewart.

7 p.m.: The Onion Brothers.

9 p.m.: “Jenna Won’t Sing” Band.

Sunday

Annual car show. Parking lot at the tent. Registration starts at 10 a.m.; show begins at noon.

 

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