The Wild Turkey Festival Committee will host a Texas Hold 'Em Fundraising Tournament on Saturday, September 30 upstairs at The Eagles, on the corner of Sugar Street and Main Street in McArthur. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the game begins at 6 p.m.

See the flyer below for more details.
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The 2017 Farmers’ Flea Market, organized by the Vinton County Chamber of Commerce, will be held September 16-17, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Vinton County Fairgrounds.

Vendors will sell fresh produce, crafts, antiques, tools, clothing, toys, animals, poultry, food and drink, and more. The Chamber of Commerce will host a Chinese auction on Saturday in the exhibition building, and arrangements are being made for live music. The event will be held the same weekend as the Vinton County Air Show, Ohio’s largest free air show. Admission to the flea market is $1 per person; kids 12 and under are free.

VENDORS

Outdoor vendor spaces are available for $15 per booth for the whole weekend, or $10 for a single day.

Vendor application: www.dropbox.com/s/nacw63xcfdz4gc1/2017%20Flea%20Market%20Vendor%20Contract.pdf?dl=0

To register as a vendor, please mail in the vendor application, or drop it off at the Vinton County Chamber of Commerce, located at 104 West Main Street, McArthur, Ohio 45651. Call 740-596-5033 for more information.
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Farmers' Flea Market

September 16, 2017, 9:00am - September 17, 2017, 4:00pm

The 2017 Farmers’ Flea Market, organized by the Vinton County Chamber of Commerce, will be held September 16-17, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Vinton County Fairgrounds. Vendors will sell fresh produce, crafts, antiques, tools, clothing, toys, animals, poultry, food and drink, and more. The Chamber of Commerce will host a Chinese auction on Saturday in the exhibition building, and arrangements are being made for live music. The event will be held the same weekend as the Vinton County Air Show, Ohio’s largest free air show. Admission to the flea market is $1 per person; kids 12 and under are free. VENDORS Outdoor vendor spaces are available for $15 per booth for the whole weekend, or $10 for a single day. Vendor application: www.dropbox.com/s/nacw63xcfdz4gc1/2017%20Flea%20Market%20Vendor%20Contract.pdf?dl=0 To register as a vendor, please mail in the vendor application, or drop it off at the Vinton County Chamber of Commerce, located at 104 West Main Street, McArthur, Ohio 45651. Call 740-596-5033 for more information.

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The Moonville Rail Trail Association has been awarded a $439,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Transportation’s Transportation Alternatives Program. The money will be used to install three bridges over Raccoon Creek near Moonville Tunnel.

These three bridge spans rival the size of the Neil Shaw Memorial Bridge that was installed last year in front of Moonville Tunnel. Existing abutments and recycled bridge materials will be used where possible, with new materials purchased only as necessary. Installing these three 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.

ODOT recently donated a historic 121-foot continuous beam bridge from State Route 160 in Gallia County to the MRTA for reuse on the trail. “We sincerely want to thank ODOT for this funding opportunity and bridge donation,” said MRTA Secretary Caleb Appleman. “It will take many years off a project that may otherwise have taken a lifetime to complete through fundraising efforts alone.”

The installation of these three bridges in particular will benefit the Midnight at Moonville festival, which is organized by the Vinton County Convention and Visitors Bureau in partnership with the MRTA. Last year’s event attracted a crowd of 4,500 according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, but the event was marred by transportation issues along the curvy Hope-Moonville Road. Once the new bridges are in place, the festival will extend about one and a half miles along the rail trail itself, eliminating the need for shuttle buses. The next Midnight at Moonville festival is planned for October 21 from noon to midnight.

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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The Moonville Rail Trail Association is excited to announce that we have been awarded a $439,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Transportation through their Transportation Alternatives Program. The money will be used to install three bridges over Raccoon Creek near Moonville Tunnel. These three bridge spans rival the size of the Neil Shaw Memorial Bridge that we installed last year in front of the tunnel. Existing abutments and recycled bridge materials will be used where possible, with new materials purchased only as necessary. Installing these three bridges will form a contiguous trail from Zaleski to Moonville Tunnel, approximately a six-mile stretch. We would also like to thank ODOT for donating a historic 121-foot continuous beam bridge from State Route 160 in Gallia County to us for reuse on the trail. This bridge donation and grant will take many years off a project that may otherwise have taken a lifetime to complete through fundraising efforts alone. The attached map shows the locations of the three bridge installations.

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