By Bob Weaver

The West Virginia Molasses Festival, trying to reach its 50th year as a community celebration, is this week, alive only by the dedication of a handful of dedicated volunteers.

Over the years, volunteers have donated thousands of hours to make the event happen.

Not unlike many other events and activities that brought communities together, it is fast fading.

The Calhoun Park volunteers, who produced a wonderful event for local families known as "Calhoun Days," have decided to discontinue the event because few were interested and few attended.

The Calhoun Wood Festival has been struggling to continue with a handful of dedicated volunteers showing up.

Here is a look at the WV Molasses Festival, 10 years ago:


HISTORY WAS WRITTEN ON THE BACK OF A HORSE - Molasses Festival Was A Showplace

WARM WEATHER, NO RAIN AND COMMUNITY SPIRIT - Molasses Festival Concludes 37th Year

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