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Can you believe that the Wood Festival is 48 years old?


For something to exist and improve over the years is good news for Calhoun County.


Even though the Wood Festival doesn’t officially open until Thursday, the town is buzzing with activity. May was clean up month in Grantsville. Organizations, businesses, volunteers . . . all took part in beautifying the town under the leadership of the Town Improvement Committee. Flowers were planted, the town triangle had the landscaping renovated, and residents were encouraged to get rid of junk on their properties.


Now, the Wood Festival is moving in. Food booths are opening and other booths are being set up. Loud speaker systems are being tested, windows decorated, parking spaces filled, and restaurants are full at lunch time.


More activities are added each year. Check out the schedule in this paper and remember to thank the festival committee and other participants. They work year round and also manage Wayne Underwood Field. These people are all volunteers. No one is paid. The weeks before the festival, they are in town early and late, seven days a week. Be generous with your praise this week. They deserve it . . . and remember to thank the “retired” Wood Festival volunteers as you see them, now enjoying it from the sidelines. It started with them!


Plans are in the making even now for the 50th celebration in 2012. Volunteers will be needed to make this a historical event. The following song was written by Karen Yoak and Ronald Joe Wilt and performed by the Wood Festival Chorus in 1963.


Come, come, come

To the Wood Festival

Cause it’s fun, fun, fun

At the Wood Festival

There’ll be singing

      and dancing

And majorettes prancing

To tunes that we love to hear.

So, let’s come, come, come

To the Wood Festival

Cause it’s fun, fun, fun

At the Wood Festival

You could soon fall in love

Becoming part of--

The Calhoun County Wood Festival

Aprons and bonnets are found

On ev’ry lady in town

Men in bow ties making eyes

At ladies with pies and

      goodies for sale.

So, let’s (repeat first 2 verses).



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