Founded in 1902 By Judge William W. Wertz, a former Mayor of Charleston, the Pinch Reunion is the longest running community reunion in the nation. Over the years, many things have changed about the Reunion, but it always features music, local entertainment, and, although it has been expanded to more than one day, it still opens the Sunday Service with "The West Virginia Hills," and closes with "God Be With You 'Til We Meet Again." This event was started to raise the educational, religious, and family standards of the community of Pinch. We invite you to come and join us this year. The Pinch Reunion is always held on the Second Sunday of August.
The Pinch Reunion was established in 1902 as a community event.
In the past, events have ranged from horseshoe competitions, political campaigning and stumping, greasy poles and hours of wonderful local music.
The event has always been on the second Sunday in August, with concerts and festivities leading up to this time-honored Elk River Tradition.
The 2014 Pinch Reunion events will be updated as plans become solidified, but we currently can announce that The Needful Things will be opening for the Mikele Buck Band on August 9th, that the pie-baking competition will take place on the 9th, as will the 5K Run and the Car Show, which is sponsored by Lucas Oil.
The Pinch Queens' Pageants (ages 13 and up) will be held on July 26th at Heritage Baptist Church, and the Children's Pageants will be held in the Wigwam on August 8th at 6:00, followed by live music in the Wigwam.