Jones Wins Putnam Has Talent

Bell Is Crowned Miss Putnam County

Under warm, beautiful, sunny and blue skies, thousands of Putnam County residents gathered, in Winfield, for the 88th Annual Homecoming, Saturday and Sunday, September 9th and 10th, 2017.

For the second-straight year, the Putnam Has Talent contest showcased beautiful music.

  • Steven Jones took home $1,000 as the winner. 
  • 2nd place Tyler McGough $300.00.
  • 3rd place Yesinia Silva $100.00.

Once again, Dutch Miller Auto Group is the event’s sponsor.

West Virginia’s talented Landau Eugene Murphy also presented a live concert, thrilling fans with his Frank Sinatra sound!

For the first time, Saturday morning, the “Putnam County Paddle Fest” was held.  

Appalachian Boarding Company organized a family-friendly float for kayaks, canoes, and stand up paddleboards on the Kanawha River, along with a “Race for Recovery” to benefit the Putnam Wellness Coalition, and, of course, to see who has the fastest paddle in Putnam County.

Sunday brought the annual parade.

Talented photographer Ed Conner provides these pictures for your enjoyment!

Good, clean, family fun, a variety of great music, firefighters, food, marching bands, police, politicians, princesses, funny radio personalities and plenty of colorful arts and crafts highlighted the wonderful weekend. 


The Lions Club’s Homecoming 2017 was a huge hit!

The Putnam County Homecoming is an annual event held in Putnam County.

It has been a popular county festival since 1929 making it one of the oldest celebrated here in the county.  

The homecoming main festivals are always held on the second Sunday of September.

We hope you enjoyed Homecoming!

Elizabeth Bell, of Buffalo High School, was crowned Miss Putnam County for 2017.