CLENDENIN, W.VA. – Movie nights are back on Friday evenings this summer at the Clendenin Little League ball field. Concessions will be available from 6:30 p.m. until 15 minutes after the movie starts. All movies begin at 7:00 p.m. Here is the movie line-up and dates for the summer of 2018. Mark your calendars and plan to bring your friends and family to enjoy one of these great movies.
June 15 – UP
June 29 – The Wizard of OZ
July 13 – WALL-E
July 20 – The Goonies
July 27 – Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
Excitement is in the air as the 1st Annual Clendenin Homecoming Festival quickly approaches. June 22-24, 2018 the Town of Clendenin will welcome guests from near and far to witness the progress of a once flood ravaged town and to celebrate the rebirth of the community. The resilience and spirit of those who call Clendenin and the Elk River home is remarkable and unmistakable.
The Clendenin Homecoming Committee is a growing group of local citizens working tirelessly since last year to plan and coordinate the upcoming festival. In addition to the carnival and parade, the festival will feature numerous activities like a kayak race, horseshoe tournament, fishing tournament, numerous concerts, fireworks, craft and food vendors, and so much more. See below for a complete list of the festival agenda. Craft/sales and food vendor applications are still being accepted, so it is not too late to register for a booth.
2018 Clendenin Homecoming Festival Pageant winners: (L-R) Teen Queen Lauren Gorma, Queen Charley Clayton, and Mrs. Queen Alicia Casto
The Clendening Homecoming Festival recently crowned its royalty at the recent Clendenin Homecoming Festival Pageant. Winners included Teen Queen Lauren Gorma, Queen Charley Clayton, and Mrs. Queen Alicia Casto. The Children’s Pageant Royalty includes: Baby Mister-Zachary Brake II, Little Mister-Wyatt Russell, Baby Miss-McKenna Garnes, Tiny Miss-Sophia Casto, Little Miss-Grace Fletcher, and Junior Miss-Natalie Donohew.
Various businesses in Clendenin have re-opened their doors and new businesses have made Clendenin their home since the June 2016 Flood; however, to date, Clendenin does not have a hotel. Many who attend the festival will stay with family and friends in the area; however some may seek other accommodations. There are hotels in neighboring towns, including nearby Elkview, and local Bed and Breakfast’s in and around Clendenin. Country Road House & Berries is located in Clendenin and has a Bed & Breakfast, along with the best strawberries in the area. You can contact them for room availability at (304) 553-5761 or by visiting their website.
Airbnb and Home Away are also great places that you can search for places to stay during the festival. Both Airbnb and Home Away are online marketplaces which lets people rent out their properties or spare rooms to guests. If you live in Clendenin or the surrounding areas and you are interested in learning how you can earn extra money by renting your room(s) and/or property during the Festival, here are some great resources:
In preparation for the festival, the Town of Clendenin along with the Kanawha County Commission, Chuck Grishaber with the Kanawha County Planning Department, and 25045- A New Clendenin, are sponsoring an Elk River Cleanup in Clendenin on June 9. Volunteers are asked to meet at Smith’s Foodfair parking lot at 9AM. View more details HERE.
2018 CLENDENIN HOMECOMING FESTIVAL AGENDA
Friday, June 22
6:00 PM: Myers Amusements Carnival (Across from the Post Office)
7:00 PM: Audio Outlaws Concert (Main Street Stage)
5:00 PM: Fishing Tournament Awards (Main Street Stage)
Sponsors for the Clendenin Homecoming Festival include First Bank of Charleston, Pulmonary Associates, Poca Valley Bank, Shafer Equipment, Charleston Blueprint, FYAO, Cabin Creek Health Systems, Cantrell’s Florist, Houff Transfer, Teays River Construction Company, The Yak House, Kanawha County Commission, O.V. Smith and Sons, Inc., Town of Clendenin, and The Clendenin Leader.
VIENNA, W.Va. – Herbert Hoover Lady Huskies take game 1 over Petersburg to open the Class AA state tournament with a final score of 5 to 1. The Huskies will face Chapmanville in the next round. Times will be announced soon. Check back for updates.
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The month of May means the strawberries are ripe for the picking at Country Road House and Berries in Clendenin, West Virginia! Place an order, find them at the Capitol Market in Charleston, or pick your own berries in one of their 2 acre strawberry fields. Join us as we visit with Angela and John Born at their Bed & Breakfast and strawberry farm location just off of Gabe Creek Road in Clendenin.
CLENDENIN, W.Va. – The Clendenin Leader had an opportunity to sit down with Clendenin, West Virginia Mayor, Shana Clendenin. Not only did we learn about Mayor Clendenin, and why she decided to run for mayor, we also talked about the progress that has been made during her past 11 months in office. In addition to the upcoming Clendenin Homecoming Festival June 22-24, 2018, Clendenin is now a prime location for recreation and tourism based economic development.
A very important event coming up on Saturday, June 2, 2018 is the Elk River Clean-up. This is a great opportunity for the community to get involved and make a difference for the Elk River area. We plan to have more sit down discussions with Mayor Clendenin in the future to keep the Clendenin community informed and encourage everyone to get involved in the great things that are going on in the town of Clendenin.
Herbert Hoover Lady Huskies are your 2018 Class AA Region 2 Champions. Photo courtesy: Beth Strawn
The Lady Huskies traveled to Bridgeport to face the Lady Indians in Game 2 in the best of three games in Class AA Region 2 action Tuesday evening. The final score was Herbert Hoover 4 and Bridgeport 0. The Huskies will open up double-elimination state tournament play on Wednesday, May 23 with a matchup against the Region 1 winner — either Weir or Petersburg — at 9:30 a.m. on Field #3.
Remaining Class AA tournament schedule:
CLASS AA REGION 1
Game 1 (Wednesday): Petersburg at Weir
Game 2 (Thursday): Weir at Petersburg
Game 3 (Friday, if necessary): Petersburg at Weir
CLASS AA REGION 2
Game 1 (Monday): Herbert Hoover 9, Bridgeport 1
Game 2 (Tuesday): Herbert Hoover 4, Bridgeport 0
HERBERT HOOVER WINS AA REGION 2
CLASS AA REGION 3
Game 1 (Monday): Wyoming East 8, Shady Spring 1
Game 2 (Tuesday): Wyoming East 8, Shady Spring 9
WYOMING EAST WINS AA REGION 3
CLASS AA REGION 4
Game 1 (Monday): Chapmanville 6, Poca 0
Game 2 (Tuesday): Chapmanville 3, Poca 0
CHAPMANVILLE WINS AA REGION 4
To see more statewide high school softball regional pairings and scores click here.
Rebekah Woody posing with her home run souvenir against the Bridgeport Indians in Game 1. Photo Courtesy: Beth Strawn
It was a warm and packed house at Michael D. Chandler field in Falling Rock, WV where the Lady Huskies took on the Bridgeport in Class AA Region action Monday evening. The crowd was electrified with Rebekah Woody’s three run homer in the bottom of the 2nd inning as the Huskies cruised to a 9-1 victory over the Lady Indians.
The Lady Huskies travel to Bridgeport this evening for Game 2 in the best of three series to have a chance to reach the Region 2 Championship.
We wanted to share several video links posted by Husky fans and some action shots captured by The Clendenin Leader from last nights victory.
CLENDENIN, W.Va. – As I navigated my way back to Clendenin after an interview with Steven Grau (pronounced Grouw), owner of a new kayaking and shuttle business called Elk River Get-A-Way, I couldn’t seem to get an old song out of my head. Before I was even born, in the late 1950s, songwriter Pete Seeger wrote a song called “Turn, Turn, Turn” in which he derived the lyrics almost verbatim from the Book of Ecclesiastes in The Bible. The song was later recorded by the folk/rock band The Byrds and quickly soared to number one on the music charts in 1965. The opening line; “To everything (turn, turn, turn), there is a Season (turn, turn, turn), and a time to every purpose under Heaven.” (more…)