Jack Lambert, a member of the Pineville Volunteer Fire Department for 68 years and chief for 54, has been named the Grand Marshal of this year’s Labor Day Festival, according to Tammy Sammons of the Pineville Area Chamber of Commerce.
He is the oldest and longest serving fire chief in Wyoming County.
The festival starts on Friday evening and continues through Monday night.
Music, carnival rides, the annual Labor Day Parade and fireworks will all be part of the entertainment.
Deshler Amusements will open at 4 p.m. on Friday, noon on Saturday, 1 p.m. on Sunday and noon on Monday.
The Christian Fellowship Worship Center will be on stage Friday at 6 p.m.
Musical acts on Saturday are George Dorne and the Tennessee Whiskey Bank at 6 p.m. and Bullet Proof at 8 p.m.
Kaitlin Boytek performs at 7 p.m. on Saturday and Trick Pony takes the stage at 8:30 p.m.
7 Bridges, an Eagles tribute band performs on Monday at 7:30 p.m. Based in Nashville, the band performs all over the country.
The Eagles were one of the successful rock bands of the 1970s. They recorded five No. 1 singles and two of the biggest selling albums of all time, “Their Greatest Hits (1971-75)” and “Hotel California.”
The annual Pineville Lions Club Car Show is set for Sunday . Registration begins at 8 a.m.
There will be a beauty pageant at Pineville Middle School at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Registration starts at 1 p.m.
Line-up for Monday’s Labor Day Parade is at 10 a.m. at Fas-Chek. The parade begins at 11 a.m.
Anyone who wants to take part in the parade should contact Sammons.
Fireworks will follow the 7 Bridges show on Monday night.
Festival Sponsors are the Pineville Volunteer Fire Department, Town of Pineville and the Pineville Area Chamber of Commerce.
John Conley can be reached at 304-732-6060 or on Twitter @PIHnews.