<a href="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2014\/05\/050314-MM-01A.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-5136" alt="050314 MM 01A" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2014\/05\/050314-MM-01A-300x253.jpg" width="300" height="253" \/><\/a>\r\n\r\nRainelle Mayor Andrea Pendleton announces the annual Meadow River Sporting Festival to take place May 2, 3 and 4. The festival will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday with a golf tournament at Greenbrier Hills Golf Course.\r\n\r\nPendleton says fun and frivolity will entertain both young and old all of Saturday, when the day begins with the 10 a.m. Opening Day Parade, with Secretary of State and Senatorial Candidate Natalie Tennant serving as the Grand Marshal. Tennant will also open the sporting festivities at 12 noon with the shooting of her own muzzleloader at the Armory. Along with the sporting events, the Lewis and Clark Carriage Service and the WVU Lumberjack Team will commence their rides and demonstrations.\r\n\r\nIn addition to muzzleloading, competitions in corn hole, horseshoe, turkey calling and archery will go on throughout the day, and the prizes donated by Park Center Sporting Goods are very generous, says Pendleton. Included are a Smith & Wesson M\/P 15 22LR, a Matthew\u2019s Drenalin Bow, a Traditions SOCAL Muzzleloader, and an American Hunting Blind; the total value of these prizes is over $1,600.\r\n\r\nFood venders, children\u2019s games and wood chopping will be enhanced with a special guest performer, X Factor star and Meadow Bridge native, Colton Pack will be performing for several hours beginning at 1 p.m. From 7 until 9 p.m. the band Switch will perform on the main stage.\r\n\r\nPendleton expresses much gratitude for all of the businesses and individuals who have donated items or volunteered to make this year\u2019s festival a success. Darrell Brown, Angie Robinson and Robin Williams have been especially involved in organizing the events and donations. \u201cWe wouldn\u2019t have gotten Colton Pack to the event without sponsorship from Coy Flowers, Greenbrier Valley Physicians and the Greenbrier Valley Medical Center,\u201d says Pendleton.\r\n\r\nPendleton would like to remind everyone that the weather report could be better; so prepare by bringing your umbrellas, and also do not forget to bring lawn chairs for your families.\r\n\r\nFor more information about this year\u2019s Meadow River Sporting Festival please call 304438-5612; and the event has its own Facebook page as well.