St. Albans, West Virginia – The community is coming together to honor the legacy of Kenny Sutton, a beloved member of the St. Albans community, with the unveiling of Kenny Sutton Landing, the newly renovated boat launch and ramp named in his honor. The event will kick off with an exciting lineup of live music and fun activities on April 29th, at 1:30 pm, at the newly upgraded boat launch and ramp at Roadside Park on MacCorkle Avenue in St. Albans, WV.
St. Albans Mayor Scott James expressed his excitement for the upcoming event, saying, “Kenny Sutton was a cherished member of our community, and we’re thrilled to honor his memory with the unveiling of Sutton Landing. Roadside Park’s new boat launch and ramp will be a wonderful addition to our community’s outdoor recreational opportunities. We look forward to celebrating Kenny’s life and legacy with this event.”
St. Albans Parks & Recreation Superintendent Kevin Pennington added, “Kenny Sutton was a great friend to the Parks & Recreation Department. We are proud to be a part of this event to honor his memory. Sutton Landing will be a valuable asset to the community, providing boaters, kayakers, and fishermen access to the Kanawha River. We invite everyone to come out and enjoy the day with us.”
In addition to unveiling new signage for Sutton Landing, the event will feature live music from local artists, including Makenna Hope, Jim Snyder, Travis Vandal, and Bread and Circus. Food trucks, face painting, and a WV foam garage will also be on hand to provide refreshments and entertainment for attendees of all ages.
Kenny Sutton was an avid fisherman, and in addition to Sutton Landing, his legacy is also honored through an annual fishing tournament every fall. The Kenny Sutton Memorial Fishing Tournament brings together friends and family to celebrate Kenny’s love of fishing and his commitment to the St. Albans community. The tournament is a testament to Kenny’s generous spirit and dedication to helping others.
Sutton Landing and the annual fishing tournament will be lasting tributes to his legacy. For more information about the event, visit the St. Albans Parks & Recreation Department’s website at saparkswv.com, call (304) 722-4255, or follow them on social media.