First Annual Sheepskin Trail Festival is scheduled for May 25-26 along Penn Street in Point Marion.
“The festival is in town around the business area,’’ said Tomi Kirk, festival committee. “We have a lot of things planned. It’s going to be a great thing to bring people into our community.’’
Travis Simpson-Hunt, committee member, said, “The Sheepskin Trail opened in Point Marion this past year and we have roughly 500 visitors on the trail each month. We want to support that as much as we can.’’
May 25 schedule includes memorial services at 9:30 a.m. at the American Legion’s Veterans Memorial, 10 a.m. at Little Arlington section of Evergreen Memorial Park, and 10:45 a.m. on Veterans Memorial Bridge.
Good 2 Row Kayak and Float Club and Morgantown Area Paddlers are offering a paddle on the Mon River at 10 a.m.
An 11 a.m. parade features Chris Peterson as grand marshal. Peterson is a Point Marion native who served two tours of duty in the Middle East where he flew Apache helicopters. He has been honored with the St. Michael Award for excellence in service.
An auction with a variety of items will be held from 3 to 9 p.m.
May 26 schedule includes a 5-k race at 6 p.m. Awards for Citizen of the Year, Decade and Century and a Black Sheep Award honoring someone outside the community, along with the Key to the City will be given at 6:15 p.m.
Musical performers are: May 25: noon to 2 p.m., Chris Hannigan, Pittsburgh, playing folk blues; 3 to 6 p.m., Shane Masters, Morgantown, country classics; May 26: noon to 3 p.m., “American Idol’’ contestant Cody Clayton Eagle, Morgantown; 4 to 6 p.m., Bobby Maynard and Breakdown Band, Wayne County, West Virginia, bluegrass gospel; and 7 to 8 p.m., Lindsay Jordan, Columbus, Ohio, country.
More information is available on the Sheepskin Trail Festival Facebook page.