Jun
24
5:00pm 5:00pm

Cakewalk

A cakewalk will be held at Mill Race Park on Friday, June 24, at 5pm (before the Gospel Sing). 

All proceeds will support PRO ON TRAC's efforts to revitalize Parsons.  We are in the midst of renovating two key downtown structures, the McDonald Building and the historic Bank Building—your support will help breathe new life into these buildings, which are an important part of our Parsons heritage.

Donations are welcome!  Not just cakes—other sorts of desserts and dishes are also acceptable.  Call (304) 478-6009 or email parsonsontrac@gmail.com if you would like to donate.

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May
1
1:00pm 1:00pm

Celebrate Parsons

Please join us for a banquet celebrating the outstanding people who call Parsons home.

The event will include a silent auction and 50/50 raffle, in addition to a delicious dinner catered by Tuscan Grille (Piccolo Paula's Caffé).

Tickets are available for $15 per person or $25 per couple - click here to purchase.  Tickets are also available at our office in Parsons City Hall.  All proceeds will benefit PRO ON TRAC’s revitalization efforts in downtown Parsons.

We are now accepting nominations for the following awards:

    Volunteer of the Year
    Employee of the Year
    Business Person/Entrepreneur of the Year
    Public Safety Person of the Year (Fire Dept/EMS/Police)
    Most Courageous Award
    Distinguished Senior Citizen of the Year
    Celebrate Parsons Award

These awards are to be presented to those people who live or work in the Parsons area.  Please submit letters of nomination by April 20 (email to phylliscarr@frontiernet.net or mail to PRO ON TRAC at P.O. Box 203, Parsons, WV 26287).

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Apr
30
10:00am10:00am

Repainting Quiltwalks—POSTPONED

NOTE: This event has been postponed.  We will post the new date as soon as it becomes available.

Let's make sure downtown looks dazzling for the Fire Dept. Homecoming Carnival!

Please come out and help us repaint the quiltwalks at Second and Walnut Street on Saturday, April 30.  In case of rain, we will choose a different date.

Please call (304) 478-6009 or email parsonsontrac@gmail.com if you would like to help (so that we can make sure there are enough paintbrushes).

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Jun
27
10:00am10:00am

Let's Paint the Town Volunteer Day

Come help spruce up downtown Parsons with a fresh coat of paint!

We'll spend the day beautifying façades around Parsons, and then come together in the evening for a celebration.

If you own a building in downtown Parsons and would like some help improving its appearance, please email parsonsontrac@gmail.com.

More details soon!

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Jun
8
6:00pm 6:00pm

Better Buildings Meeting

Please join us on Monday, June 8 at 6pm in City Hall for a discussion about Parsons redevelopment priorities.  The Parsons Better Buildings Team, a volunteer group led by PRO ON TRAC, has compiled an inventory of abandoned and dilapidated buildings in town, and is working to identify high-priority sites for future redevelopment.  Redevelopment can mean several things, including demolition, rehabilitation or adaptive reuse.  Input from this discussion will guide the Better Buildings Redevelopment Plan, which will set out next steps for the redevelopment of key structures in Parsons.

Common priorities in deciding which redevelopment projects to tackle first tend to be things like health and safety, visibility and blight concentration, but we want to know what matters to you.  Is it important to focus energy on particular areas of town, such as downtown and the gateway areas along 219?  Or should we be focusing on specific types of buildings, such as housing?  

Please come add your voice!

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May
26
6:30pm 6:30pm

May PRO ON TRAC Meeting

The next PRO ON TRAC meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 26 at 6:30pm in Parsons City Hall. 

We will discuss the pocket park project, the Let's Paint the Town volunteer event, the Get Fit in Mill Race! project, and the ongoing McDonald building renovations, among other things.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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May
18
6:00pm 6:00pm

BAD Buildings Team Meeting

A BAD Buildings Team meeting will be held on Monday, May 18, at 6pm in Parsons City Hall.  We will be collecting the survey sheets completed by volunteers and discussing how we will prioritize the sites identified.  We will also be asking for volunteers willing to help with researching each property in the courthouse records.

This meeting is open to the public.  Those who have not attended a previous BAD Buildings meeting are free to join in.

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May
3
1:00pm 1:00pm

Celebrate Parsons

Join us for a banquet celebrating the people, businesses and organizations that help make Parsons a wonderful place to live and work.

The event will include a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle and door prizes.
  The banquet will be catered by Jon Bush Caterers.

We encourage you to nominate people for the following awards:

  • Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Business Person of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Firefighter of the Year
  • Employee of the Year
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Oldest Resident of Parsons

Simply send a brief letter explaining why you feel your nominee should receive the award to phylliscarr@frontiernet.net or call Phyllis Carr at (304) 642-0641.

Tickets may be purchased online at
https://eventbrite.com/event/16598570772/.  Tickets are available for $15 per person or $25 per couple.

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Apr
19
to Apr 25

Parsons Spring Clean-Up Week

Background photo of scenery along the trail from Virginia Trail Guide.com.

Background photo of scenery along the trail from Virginia Trail Guide.com.

Come spend an afternoon enjoying the spring weather and helping your community! 

As part of the annual Spring Clean Up, PRO ON TRAC and other local volunteer groups will be picking up trash along the paved parts of the Allegheny Highlands Trail (the local rail-trail) throughout the week of April 19-25.  The City of Parsons will provide gloves, trash bags, vests and extension pickers upon request.  Students may earn Service Learning Hours for their time.

Let’s all pitch in to make our communities beautiful and safe.  Thank you for your support!

To sign up for a section of the trail, please contact

Sydney Haltom (parsonsontrac@gmail.com, 304.478.6009)

or Bonnie Swyter (bswyter@gmail.com, 304.642.8773)

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Apr
14
6:00pm 6:00pm

BAD Buildings Team Training Meeting

As part of the BAD Buildings Program, Parsons will be organizing a BAD Buildings Team of local citizens, elected officials and other stakeholders.  The Team will conduct the BAD Buildings survey and inventory, as well as decide upon the future direction and efforts it will take to address abandoned and dilapidated buildings.

We are looking for enthusiastic and committed volunteers to be part of the BAD Buildings Team.  If you are interested in possibly joining the Team, we encourage you to join us for the first Team Training Meeting, which will be held Tuesday, April 14 at 6pm (location TBD).

If you are interested in joining the Team but cannot attend the training meeting, please email parsonsontrac@gmail.com. 

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Apr
7
12:00pm12:00pm

BAD Buildings Public Meeting

Please join us for a public meeting at 12pm on April 7 in Parsons City Hall to educate the entire community about the BAD Buildings Program.

If you are interested in helping Parsons address its abandoned and dilapidated buildings, or simply curious about what the BAD Buildings Program will be doing in Parsons over the coming year, we encourage you to attend.

The meeting is expected to last from 12pm to 2pm (please feel free to leave early if necessary).  Lunch will be served.

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Mar
23
6:30pm 6:30pm

March PRO ON TRAC Meeting

The next PRO ON TRAC meeting will take place at Parsons City Hall. 

We will discuss the ArtSpring Festival, the Let's Paint the Town volunteer event, the Get Fit in Mill Race! project, and the ongoing Bank and McDonald building renovations, among other things.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Growing Healthy Communities Grant Awarded!
Feb
18
1:00pm 1:00pm

Growing Healthy Communities Grant Awarded!

Good news!  A representative from the Governor's office will be in Parsons tomorrow to award the Growing Healthy Communities grant.  This grant will fund the Get Fit in Mill Race! project, which will add three fitness stations to the walking track at Mill Race Park.

The grant will be presented tomorrow, Feb. 18, at 1pm at Parsons City Hall.

Please come celebrate with us!

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Feb
11
5:00pm 5:00pm

Tucker County Gala Event: A Taste of Tucker

This February 11 at 5pm, Tucker County returns to Charleston with a "Taste of Tucker" party at the Culture Center. This year will be a gala evening event which will allow for more focus and more celebration. The beautiful Cultural Arts Center was built in 1976 to showcase West Virginia's artistic, cultural and historic heritage. It is home to Mountain Stage and the WV State Museum. This location will be the perfect venue to highlight the music, food and craft beers of Tucker County while telling the story of the heritage and future of our communities" said TCDA Director Anne Jones. The Development Authority is working with local businesses to sponsor a coach bus to safely take businesses and citizens to the event.
 

Every citizen, business and organization is invited to participate. There will be places to display information on topics ranging from internet and road repair to education and state parks. And of course there will be food and music. The Tucker ProStart students will help prepare and serve local dishes and local restaurants, bakeries and breweries are invited to participate. The opportunity to taste our local beers is making this event one of the most anticipated for the legislators this years. And for our local musicians, the chance to play on the same stage as Mountain Stage. To have this whole space to ourselves is a major undertaking and recognizes the importance of Tucker County to the entire state.

Expect many of our state's leaders to attend, including welcoming remarks from our state delegates, senators and Agriculture Commissioner Walt Helmick.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP at http://www.tuckerwv.com/tucker-county-day/.  All businesses and organizations must sign up prior to the event.  Updates will also be posted on www.tuckerwv.com.

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Jan
26
6:30pm 6:30pm

January PRO Meeting

The first PRO ON TRAC meeting of 2015 will take place at Parsons City Hall.  All are welcome to attend.

We will discuss plans for 2015, including the ongoing Bank and McDonald Building repairs, Tucker County Day (Feb. 11), and our recent Growing Healthy Communities Grant.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

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Dec
13
4:00pm 4:00pm

Parsons Christmas Parade

PRO, in partnership with the City of Parsons, is excited to announce the 2015 Parsons Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 13!

The celebration will begin at 4:00pm with Christmas songs at Tucker County Courthouse Plaza.  There will be a bonfire for roasting marshmallows and hotdogs.  A haywagon and a horse-drawn sleigh will offer rides around town.

The parade will start at 6:00pm on Pennsylvania Avenue near Performance Motors and will end at the Parsons Volunteer Fire Department with a beautiful fireworks display.

After the fireworks, Mr. and Mrs. Claus will greet children at the Parsons Volunteer Fire Department.  Professional photos will be available from Memory Lane Photography.

Come celebrate the season in your favorite big-hearted little city!

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