Celebrating heritage in South Charleston

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(Posted Sept. 26, 2022)

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor

A pretty fall day served as the perfect backdrop for the South Charleston Heritage Commission’s Annual Heritage Days Festival. The event took place on Sept. 24 on the grounds surrounding the historic train depot and log cabin.

Colton Meyer (left), 13, and Zachary Dennen, 15, “ride the rails” in an impromptu balancing act in the middle of the South Charleston Heritage Commission’s Heritage Days Festival. (The tracks were not in use during the festival.) Both are members of the Southeastern Local Schools band. Colton plays trumpet and is in eighth grade. Zachary plays bass drum and is in the 10th grade. Many members of the band, whose theme this year is “Unstoppable,” served as volunteers at the festival.
South Charleston resident Cindy Elliott and her nephew, Devin Winkhart of South Vienna, enjoy some shade and Miller’s ice cream on the porch of the South Charleston Heritage Commission’s historic log cabin.
Southeastern High School freshman Hannah O’Laughlin (right) purchases a pumpkin that Andrew Flax (second from right) grew in his pumpkin patch. Black brought a truckload of pumpkins to sell at the Heritage Days Festival. The patch is part of Black’s Supervised Agricultural Experience through FFA. Hanging out with him are fellow members of the high school football team: (from left) Rayshawn Finney, Zach McKee, and Jonah Asebrook.
Kay Ruley (left), a member of the South Charleston Heritage Commission, promotes the commission’s silent auction to customer Bill Dillow, a former South Charleston resident who now lives in Northridge. Ruley said she and other commission members started collecting items for the silent auction in April.
Kim Reagan and Hailey Hartman browse through items for sale along the vendor row at the Heritage Days Festival. Both are South Charleston residents.

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