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Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor
Frank Jezioro, Director

News Release: June 19, 2014

Facebook: WV Commerce - State Parks

Hoy Murphy, Public Information Officer (304) 957-9365 hoy.r.murphy@wv.gov

Contact:

Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park, Pam Salisbury, Activities Coordinator, Pamela.D.Salisbury@wv.gov 304-420-4800

Blennerhassett Island Frolic and Picnic Meal A different "out-to-eat" experience June 28, 2014

PARKERSBURG, West Virginia – The summer season's first of three "Island Frolic and Picnic Meals" is set for Saturday, June 28, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m at Blennerhassett Island State Park.

"If you're looking for something out-of-the-ordinary to do with your family, try a relaxing evening on Blennerhassett Island, complete with sternwheeler ride, horse-drawn wagon ride, Mansion tour and dinner," said Pam Salisbury, activities coordinator for Blennerhassett Island State Park.

The Island Belle sternwheeler will depart for the island from Civitan Park, in Belpre, Ohio, at 6:30 p.m. The cost of the Island Frolic is $27 for adults and $22 for children ages 3-12. The picnic-style meal starts around 7 p.m. and features hamburgers, potato salad, baked beans, fresh fruit cup and a beverage. Bicycles will be available (at no charge) for visitors to ride. The island gift shop and snack stand will be open throughout the evening. After an evening of frolicking on the island, visitors will return to Civitan Park at about 9:30 p.m. Tickets are sold at the Blennerhassett Museum in downtown Parkersburg and must be reserved in advanced.

Other dates for "Island Frolic and Picnic Meals" events are July 26 and August 23, 2014.

Learn more about Blennerhassett Island State park at www.blennerhassettislandstatepark.com or call 304-420-4800 for more information or to purchase tickets.

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Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.  The Island Belle sternwheeler will carry guests to Blennerhassett Island June 28 for the first of three “Island Frolic and Picnic Meal” events planned for this summer.
Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.  The Island Belle sternwheeler will carry guests to Blennerhassett Island June 28 for the first of three "Island Frolic and Picnic Meal" events planned for this summer.