POINT PLEASANT — A night of food, music and literal magic is planned for this year’s Shanty Boat Night hosted by the Point Pleasant River Museum and Learning Center at the First Church of God’s Ministry Center.
Shanty Boat Night is the first big event of the year for the river museum and a major fund raiser. This year’s Shanty Boat Night is Friday, May 13. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. and will consist of chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, dressing, green beans, glazed carrots, roll, salad, dessert, tea or coffee.
Following dinner, the crowd will be entertained by Frances Bloss, a musician, and Stephen Dixon, a magician.
Bloss, of Proctorville, Ohio, has spent the last two decades performing in various venues and entertaining with what event organizers call her “passionate and extraordinary vocals.” Her music consists of gospel and popular songs from both the past and present.
Dixon, a well-known magician from Marietta, Ohio, is also known for getting his audience to both laugh and be amazed by his magic for over two decades, according to river museum staff. Dixon has even performed at The White House in Washington, DC and the Greenbrier Resort, as well as many other popular venues.
In addition, door prizes totaling over $4,000 will be awarded.
After Shanty Boat Night, the river museum will be preparing for its Belle of Cincinnati Cruise on July 25 with Joey Wilcoxon performing. This will be followed by Tribute to the River and the Dragon Boat Races, both slated for September.
Tickets for Shanty Boat Night are $35 and need to be purchased prior to the event at the river museum. Go to www.pprivermuseum.com or find the river museum on Facebook. Also, for tickets, call 304-674-0144. This is a casual dress event.
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