LOGAN, W.Va. — Several big events are happening in the county this weekend to keep residents and visitors entertained.
On Friday evening, The Aracoma Story Inc. will host “A Night Under the Stars” with Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. in the Liz Spurlock Amphitheater at Chief Logan State Park. Gates open at 8 p.m., the concert will begin at 9 p.m.
Accompanying Landau in the concert will be his good friend and former lead vocalist of the Motown legends the Temptations, Glenn Leonard.
Tickets are available at Gatti’s in Fountain Place Mall, The Aracoma Story Office by calling 304-752-0253 or online at www.landaumurphyjr.com. Tickets are just $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the show. A very limited number of gold circle VIP seats, including a backstage reception with Landau and the band, will be available for $50.
On Saturday morning, The Annual Tony Gill Memorial Fishing Tournament will begin registering anglers from 7-8:30 a.m. in the Logan McDonald’s parking lot. Participants must have a valid West Virginia Fishing license.
The tournament will end at 3 p.m. Prizes will be $200 for the longest bass, $200 for the longest catfish, $150 for the longest carp. Second place prizes will be $50 per category. Other prizes will be awarded.
Rules for the tournament are: Fish must be caught on the Guyandotte River between Three Mile Curve at the Rum Creek Bridge and the Peach Creek Bridge on the day of the tournament; The fish will be measured at the Logan McDonalds parking lot; Fish must be alive; No fish will be measured after 3 p.m.
On Saturday evening, the Logan County Commission’s Free Bluegrass Concert Series will continue this year with Larry Sparks and the Lonesome Ramblers. The show will begin at 7 p.m. at the Coalfield Jamboree. There is ample parking in downtown Logan, but seating is general seating only, on a first come first serve basis. The concession stand will be open. Oh, and remember, the event is free to attend and it is for all ages.
For those who prefer to work around the house, the Logan County Commission’s free garbage dumping for county residents will be held in the Chapmanville area at the rock quarry on Sawmill Road. Residents can get rid of their broken appliances, broken electronics, tires and more for free. Hours for dumping at the site are from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday.
Commercial garbage contractors will not be allowed to dump and residents may have to show proof of their Logan County residency.
Other events include the 31st Annual Logan County-Dehue/Rum Creek Community Reunion at the former Dehue Chambers Grade School on Friday and Saturday and the 16th Annual Verdunville-Mud Fork Reunion will be held at 10:30 a.m. at Maryetta United Baptist Church at Verdunville.