POINT PLEASANT — A celebration of river life and life in Point Pleasant during a kinder time will take place on Friday, April 19 during the Point Pleasant River Museum’s Sixth Annual Shanty Boat Night.
The event will be held at the river museum from 6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. Dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. and the menu consisting of homemade beef stew, coleslaw, cornbread, pie and coffee or tea. Also, during the dinner, guests will be treated to music from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. The featured entertainer will be Joey Wilcoxon of Gallipolis, Ohio.
Earlier this year, Museum Executive Director Jack Fowler told the Point Pleasant Register, this year’s Shanty Boat Night would result in the museum being transformed into feeling like an old drug store. This should go well with the music of the night which will allow visitors to jitterbug the night away during what is described as a “fun evening” for all. The evening will also include dancers and an opportunity for other attendees to dance, as well.
In addition, Bingo will be played and prizes given for each game. A one night stay at a local motel will also be given away at this year’s event.
Tickets are $25 and are available at the river museum. Call 304-674-0144 to get tickets or stop by the river museum and pick them up.
This fundraiser for the museum will be followed by a busy summer, including its next big event, the annual Car/Bike Show, from noon to 3 p.m. on July 13, with registration from 9 a.m. to noon. Later in July will be the museum’s tennis tournament on July 25-28, which is both a men’s and women’s tournament. Closing out the month of July will be the museum’s annual Belle of Cincinnati Dinner Cruise. One of the more popular events, and one of the biggest money makers for the museum, the cruise is set for 6:30-9:30 p.m., with the boat leaving the Riverfront Park at 7 p.m. The two and half hour cruise will include entertainment, a buffet-style meal, a cash drawing, a silent auction, and dancing in the boat’s ballroom.
The River Museum’s normal hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday; and 1-5 p.m. on Sunday. For more on the river museum, visit www.pprivermuseum.com.