Highlights TV Show Features South Charleston and SummerFest


Highlights is a 30 minute weekly TV show featuring organizations, events, grass-roots efforts and people who move our state and community forward in a positive way. (This show is a special 1-hour edition)

The show is a collaboration with Kanawha County Schools, Optimum Communications and Jim Strawn & Company.

The show airs daily at 8:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Optimum’s channel 17.

The show airing August 7, 2023 – August 14, 2023  features South Charleston, WV and their upcoming SummerFest event.

We interviewed the Mayor of South Charleston, WV, Frank Mullens.


The mayor discussed and updated us on the many current projects underway in South Charleston. They included: Park Place Plaza, Jefferson Road expansion, SC Community Center, and annexing the city.

SC was one of 3 cities in WV that grew in population last year.

We also interviewed Vicki Vaughan, Executive Director of SC Convention & Visitors Bureau. She updated us on SummerFest ’23. The dates are August 16-19, 2023 at the Mound Stage on D Street.

Bands include: City Heat, The Tams, 7 Bridges, and RIck K and more.

Lots to do for the whole family. Event is FREE to the public.

Car Show is set for Saturday August 19th,

Fireworks at 10 p.m. Saturday evening.

For more information, call 304-746-5552.

If you would like to learn more about the Highlights TV Show, contact Host and Executive Producer Jim Strawn at 304-541-4756.



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