Sternwheel Festival comes to an end

MARIETTA, Ohio The Sternwheel Festival came to an end Sunday after a very eventful weekend.

Sunday's final activities included four boat races with fifteen sternwheelers.

The race winners:

1st race: Henny Cook; Nitro, WV
2nd race: Donna Ray; Charleston, WV
3rd race: M.V. Dresdon; Saint Albans, WV
4th race: P.A. Denny, Parkersburg, WV

The Motown Sounds of Touch entertained the audience with their performance.

The attendance for the festival progressed with each day and the Sternwheel committee says everything went smoothly with the help of over 100 volunteers making for another successful run of the historic festival.

Kathy Shively is the river commentator and has been on the Sternwheel committee for over 30 years.

"That was very successful and people always enjoy that and its just wonderful that the sternwheel captains make the effort to come here because they do travel quite a distance so between the sternwheel captains, their mates, and their crew...they're what makes this festival," said Shively.

The Marietta community and the Sternwheel Festival committee say, they cannot wait to do it all over again next year.

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