36th Annual Sternwheel Festival

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The muggy weather may be fun for ducks but when your working to plan a long standing festival the constant rain can be a bit of a challenge.

"This weekend we have a full weekend planned. We have a dedication to our late co-founder," says Cheri Seevers, Director of the Ohio Sternwheel Festival. "We have a 9-11 memorial, remembrance scheduled. We just have a lot of things and I hope the weather holds out for us."

Since this is the 36th Annual Sternwheel Festival local restaurants, hotels, and businesses look forward to the increased population in the city streets and river.

"They need to come down and support the festival. It does so much for the city of Marietta," Seevers continues. "A lot of people have donated a lot of money. This is a free event. We don't charge admission. It would be really nice to have everyone's support."

A little rain won't dampen the organizers spirit, though.

"We're discussing back up plans. One year we had to have the stage on Second Street. We very well may do that," Seevers concludes.

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