‘Bringing Magic Home’

POMEROY — Wolfe Mountain Entertainment will be “Bringing Magic Home” with a grand opening Saturday.

Located in the former Pomeroy High School at 302 E. Main St., the building is taking on a new persona. Efforts began in February to bring Wolfe Mountain to life. After several months spent disposing of items left by the previous tenants, work began on renovation.

While exceptional progress has been made, there is still much work to be done. The complete restoration and remodeling will take time, but efforts will continue until the dream of making it a magical place come to fruition.

WME has ambitious plans for the 101-year-old structure. The Walt Disney Co. has contracted with WME as a consultant for parade and parade operations, building on the relationship both Bruce Wolfe and Dan Dunham, co-owners of WME, have with the company. Both are retired from Disney — Wolfe after 24 years and Dunham after 18.

They plan to bring their talent to WME to include talent booking, casting services, event planning, producing shows and special events. Educational courses will be offered in the performance arts, painting, crafts, music and dance.

The open house schedule is full of entertainment from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guests can see a sampling of what WME has to offer. Multiple performances will take place on stage in the newly remolded ballroom, formally the school’s gymnasium. Visitors will be treated to The Swingin’ Seniors, a clogging group, Melanie Dudding, vocalist and preforming artists Austin and Jessie. Princesses will be on hand as well, along with Wolfie Wolf and Ricky Raccoon.

Concessions are available during the event and a luncheon will feature Grandma Wolfe’s Chicken ‘n Dumplings from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“We believe in following dreams,” Wolfe said. “Life is about constantly moving forward.”

So it is with anticipation that the community awaits the grand opening and witnessing the vision of Wolfe and Dunham come to life.

Lorna Hart can be reached at 740-992-2155 EXT. 2551