Roberts Named New President For Parkersburg Homecoming

By: Phillip Hickman Email
By: Phillip Hickman Email

Long time board member Randal Roberts has been selected the president of the Parkersburg Homecoming for 2009.

Randal has been with the board for over 20 years.

This years Homecoming festival is scheduled for August 21-23.


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  • by Anonymous on Mar 11, 2009 at 02:05 PM
    Just an FYI---the homecoming is not a city event, it just happens to be in downtown Parkersburg and they beg the city for $$$, plus the city pays the overtime for the main. workers/police/fire dept. With that said. "CANCEL THE EVENT". Run it as a business. If you can't pay your bills, close the doors. The event has had a long run, now its time to hang it up. It has run out of what it was intended for years ago. It's not a homecoming anymore. Just pay your $30,000 bill and move on. The folks that should pay the bill is everyone that was on last years committee. It was them that voted to spend the money that they didn't have. Divied the bill up between each of them an pay it. Plan and simple. Take the responsibility.
  • by Martie on Mar 11, 2009 at 11:52 AM
    I think the Homecoming should be cancelled along with the Bicentennial plans and riverfront park. This city needs more important things then festivals and parks. There are no jobs; good career type jobs, we are in debt up to our ears for schools, our roads need work. Our population is dropping; our kids are leaving, businesses are closing. The city needs work; realistic work.
  • by q Location: q on Mar 11, 2009 at 10:27 AM
    Why dont you move? Dont like it.....leave
  • by Linda Location: Parkersburg on Mar 11, 2009 at 09:09 AM
    Fireworks are a waste of money. Personally, I hate them. Why is the city spending money they don't have? Normal people don't do that. No wonder the economy is such a mess. Spend, spend, spend.
  • by Tax Payer Location: Wood County on Mar 11, 2009 at 06:41 AM
    Congratulations!!! Now, how do you propose to raise an additional $30,000 this year to pay for last years fireworks bill?? Can it be done? NO!! Good Luck.
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