SOPHIA,WV (WOAY) – To kick off the fall season southern West Virginia saw a rainy weekend but that didn’t stop Sophia residents from enjoying their second annual fall festival.
Families gathered downtown to kick off the new season. Local vendors lined the streets to show off some of their products while the children were able to bounce around in the bouncy house and get their face painted.
The event is put on by the Sophia City Fire Department and they say they’re glad they can host something positive for the kids.
Engineer Vincent Walker said, “It helps them to see positive things in their life instead of negative things as far as drugs and alcohol. He continued, it helps them keep a positive influence in their life and know that they can actually help their community whenever they grow up.”
The Sophia Fire department is already looking forward to planning their third annual fall festival