Roads Closed for Sweet Corn Festival

By: Cathleen Moxley Email
By: Cathleen Moxley Email

If you're traveling through Marietta this weekend, there are a couple of streets you won't be able to drive down.

Starting Friday at noon the one-hundredth block of Butler Street as well as a portion of Front Street from Butler Street to the post office, have been blocked off.

These streets are closed for Friday night's Mayor's Jubilee and this weekends Sweet Corn Festival.

Mayor Michael Mullen says although it may be a temporary inconvenience for drivers, it's good for festival-goers and the city of Marietta.

"Not only are they getting together and having a good time with their family and friends, but they're patronizing the local merchants and bringing activity to town. And it's just so critical that we keep doing things to keep our towns alive," Mayor Mullen said.

Festival activities start Friday evening at 4:00 and last all day Saturday.

Officials say the streets will be back open by Sunday at noon.


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  • by John Location: m town on Jul 17, 2009 at 10:07 PM
    The idea is right the location is not, traffic was backed up to rt 7. Also only one bridge is huge problem. A better place to have it would of been the fair grounds. And on another weekend besides the williamstown ice cream social and the WVA interstate fair
  • by judy Location: belpre on Jul 17, 2009 at 05:50 PM
    To !!!!! these events bring in more revenue to the city then local parks and this is their priorities $$$$$$$$.
  • by !!!!!!!!!! Location: Marietta on Jul 17, 2009 at 12:49 PM
    Let me start by saying. This is just another stupid act by a City Official. Nothing against the Sweet Corn Festival but, There is a huge park right down the street that this Festival could have been held at. Instead they decide to shut down yet another street. WAY TO GO ! Secondly, people put on this Festival as well as other events throughout the year. Why can't these people put some of that hard work towards fixing the local parks for the kids to play in. Get you priorities right !
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