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The Moonville Rail Trail Association has been conditionally awarded an $85,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Clean Ohio Trails Fund. The money will be used for engineering expenses related the installation of three large bridges over Raccoon Creek near Moonville Tunnel. This $85,000 grant is matched with a $439,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Transportation’s Transportation Alternatives Program that was awarded in August. While a half-million dollars seems like a lot of money, it’s still going to be a tight budget to accomplish what the MRTA trying to do. The locations of these bridges are very difficult to reach, and will require building highway-capacity bridges to allow cranes and other heavy equipment to move over them. Existing abutments and recycled bridge materials will be used where possible, with new materials purchased only as necessary. Installing these bridges will form a contiguous trail from Zaleski to Moonville Tunnel, approximately a six-mile stretch. The MRTA hopes to install the remaining bridges over Hewitt Fork that lead into Athens County within the next decade. The 16-mile Moonville Rail Trail property belongs to the Vinton and Athens County commissioners, and is freely accessible to hikers, bicycles, and horses. For more information, call the Vinton County Visitor Center at 740-596-5033.

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Midnight at Moonville is here! Visitors can arrive between noon and midnight. Tips for attending: - Arrive early and follow the signs to the designated parking area at 71945 Shea Road, McArthur, OH 45651 - There will be some walking over rough terrain, so wear comfortable shoes - Bring a flashlight; the event organizers will also have some available for sale - The event is in a rural area, so cell phone and Internet service is not reliable - Bring cash and checks to buy food or merchandise Schedule of Activities: 12:00 p.m. – Event begins 1:00 p.m. – Music performance by Dan Dailey, historical presentations begin 2:30 p.m. – Music performance by Aubree Riley 3:00 p.m. – Hourly storytelling sessions begin 4:00 p.m. – Music performance by Lincoln Mash 5:30 p.m. – Music performance by Todd Martin 6:00 p.m. – Spooky wagon rides begin 7:00 p.m. – Music performance by Chris Keesey 8:30 p.m. – Music performance by Donna Mogavero 10:00 p.m. – Paranormal investigation begins 12:00 a.m. – Event ends, scheduled paranormal tour begins Midnight at Moonville is a Halloween-themed event featuring dramatic storytelling, wagon rides, regional craft vendors, souvenirs, historical presentations, music performances, a haunted trail, and much more. The event will end with an interactive demonstration of paranormal investigation techniques hosted by a respected research group. The event will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017, from noon to midnight. Parking will be at 71945 Shea Road, McArthur, Ohio 45651. There will be a $5 parking charge per vehicle, but most activities and entertainment are free. There will NOT be parking available at Lake Hope this year. For directions, visit the 2017 event page. For more information, call the Vinton County CVB at 1-800-596-4459.

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Midnight at Moonville will have over 40 vendors at two areas this year. Cell phone and Internet service is not reliable at the venue, so please be prepared to pay with cash and checks.

At the Double-Cut:
The Rolling Pin - Homemade sandwiches, soups, desserts
Jenny Sizemore - Wax warmers and wickless fragrances
Josiah Hunsaker - Lights, homemade crafts
Megan Peters - T-shirts, mugs, stickers, original art
Bill and Louise Goebel - Handmade Alpaca fiber products
Melissa Herrold - Woodcrafts, decerative shutters, signs
Jane E. Hill - Soap, facial products, salts, dog wash products
Brandi Shamhart - Souvenirs, baked goods, flowers, dolls, ornaments
Stefanie Mace - Handmade jewelry, aromatherapy bracelets and necklaces
Mansfield Metalworks - Hand-forged iron work and wire jewelry
Jessie Pruiett - Handmade soap, bathbombs, pet products
Karen Stone - Handmade jewelry and tie-dye t-shirts

At Moonville Tunnel:
Moonville Rail Trail Assoc. - Official rail trail merchandise (mugs, t-shirts, hoodies, stickers, keychains)
Vinton County CVB - Official "Midnight at Moonville" merchandise (t-shirts, hoodies, mugs, bumper stickers)
Dinah Rupert - Glow-in-the-dark items, hot dogs and pop, t-shirts
Jason and Miranda Miller - Tarot readings, wood crafts, leather goods
Interface Death - Paranormal DVDs, t-shirts, handmade jewerly
Caleb Brown and Rachel Burgess - Bagged whole bean coffees
Tracy Dunn - Paparazzi jewelry
Dan Cook - Wood crafts and scroll art
Gayle Mehling - Ghost hunting paraphenalia, handmade bags
Seymour Adeva - Hot foods and drinks
Megan Macke - Pop, water
Adams-West Kettle Corn - Kettle corn
Kim Newell - Jewelry and dream catchers
Heather Bruce - Native American art and jewelry, dreamcatchers
Linda Halley - Jewelry, masks, novelty items, inflatables, light-ups
Biff's BBQ - Pulled pork, brisket, chicken, fries
Helen Murphy - Photography, jewerly, original art
Cathy Thompson - Antiques, repurposed crafts, home décor
Janelle Nuzum - Gemstones and glass jewelry
Kathie Bibler - Incense, crystals, silver, jewelery
Shannon Gross - Cabin rental service/Moonville
Zaleski Volunteer Fire Dept. - Fish sandwiches, pulled pork, and chili
Cain's Creations - Fudge, baked goods, paracord bracelets
Brickles Concessions - Subs, salads, hamburgers, fish, chicken, fried veggies
Tod and Julie Nuzum - Coffee, breads, scones, cupcakes
Heather DeLaPena - Hand-spun yarn and hand-dyed wool crafts
Benny Call - Funnel cakes, cotton candy, and lemonade
J & S Crafts - Hand-painted wooden signs, light-ups, glow-in-the-dark items

Midnight at Moonville is a Halloween-themed event featuring dramatic storytelling, wagon rides, regional craft vendors, souvenirs, historical presentations, music performances, a haunted trail, and much more. The event will end with an interactive demonstration of paranormal investigation techniques hosted by Ohio P.R.I.S.M.

The event will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017, from noon to midnight. Parking will be at 71945 Shea Road, McArthur, Ohio 45651. There will be a $5 parking charge per vehicle, but most activities and entertainment are free. For more information, call the Vinton County CVB at 1-800-596-4459.
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Be sure to check out the paranormal researchers at Midnight at Moonville this year. Ohio Paranormal Research Investigation Society in Motion (PRISM) will be conducting presentations on the paranormal and specific sightings at Moonville Tunnel.

Presentations are free to attend and begin at noon in the tunnel. At 10:00 p.m., the group will host a free demonstration of investigation techniques and a mock investigation in the dark!

During the day, the group will be selling $10 tickets for a paranormal tour that will take place at midnight. Those attending will get a chance to use real paranormal research equipment!

Midnight at Moonville is a Halloween-themed event featuring dramatic storytelling, wagon rides, regional craft vendors, souvenirs, historical presentations, music performances, a haunted trail, and much more. The event will end with an interactive demonstration of paranormal investigation techniques hosted by Ohio P.R.I.S.M.

The event will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017, from noon to midnight. Parking will be at 71945 Shea Road, McArthur, Ohio 45651. There will be a $5 parking charge per vehicle, but most activities and entertainment are free. For more information, call the Vinton County CVB at 1-800-596-4459.
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Don't miss these live music performances at Midnight at Moonville this year!

At Moonville Tunnel:
Dan Dailey - 1:00 - 2:15
Aubree Riley - 2:30 - 3:45
Lincoln Mash - 4:00 - 5:15
Todd Martin - 5:30 - 6:45
Chris Keesey - 7:00 - 8:15
Donna Mogavero - 8:30 - 10:00

At the Double-Cut:
Ben Davis Jr. - 1:00 - 3:00
Steve Zarate - 3:00 - 5:00
Paula and Corbin Marsh - 5:00 - 7:00
Jerry Gibson - 7:00 - 9:00

Midnight at Moonville is a Halloween-themed event featuring dramatic storytelling, wagon rides, regional craft vendors, souvenirs, historical presentations, music performances, a haunted trail, and much more. The event will end with an interactive demonstration of paranormal investigation techniques hosted by a respected research group.

The event will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017, from noon to midnight. Parking will be at 71945 Shea Road, McArthur, Ohio 45651. There will be a $5 parking charge per vehicle, but most activities and entertainment are free. For more information, call the Vinton County CVB at 1-800-596-4459.
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Tomorrow is the last day to sign up to be a volunteer at Midnight at Moonville! If you want to volunteer, simply fill out the online application at www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?ap=2100246406 Volunteers get some nifty perks, including: - Free “Midnight at Moonville Event Staff” t-shirt - Free parking pass - Free snacks and drinks

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