"We're in the parade celebrating Pinch heritage," Bowles said. "It really brings the community together.
"I wasn't raised here myself but my husband and I chose to move to this area for the small community feel," she added.
Bill Allen served as Pinch's fire chief for 24 years and has attended his fair share of reunions and parades.
"As kids we looked forward all year long to Pinch Reunion," Allen said. "That was the resurrection day for Pinch you might say."
Back then the reunion featured a merry-go-round, swing sets and various games. The parade was added 20 years ago when Pinch added their fire department, Allen said.
"I used to be the paperboy here and I had 48 papers. Covered everyone in Pinch. Forty-eight papers wouldn't get one subdivision now," Allen said.
Allen now serves on the fire department's board and said that, like the town, the reunion itself has grown.
"It's hard to believe Pinch has grown this much," he said. "There's only two places -- Pinch and heaven."Reach Caitlin Cook at caitlin.c...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-5113.