The facility, from the hand of the same designer who came up with the plans for the South Charleston Community Center, would include an indoor basketball court, meeting rooms, an indoor pool and outside tennis, volleyball and basketball courts, picnic areas and a marina on the banks of the Kanawha River.
Bradshaw said local officials hope to partner with area hospitals and clinics to use the facility also for rehabilitation and other medical services.
Joseph said local officials hope to line up grant money and private donations to pay for the facility. Both Joseph and Bradshaw said any money left over after paying off the costs of the homecoming festival will be put toward building the complex.
Drawings and artist's renderings of the facility will be on view during the festival, Joseph said.
Musical entertainment for the festival includes local bluegrass band the Grass Stains at 5 p.m. Thursday, followed by singing Walmart cashier Kayla Stone -- immortalized on YouTube -- at 8:30 p.m.
Friday entertainment begins with Highway One at 5 p.m. and country singer Tammie Davis at 8 p.m. Saturday's acts are locals Area 51 at 5 p.m., followed by country singer Greg Bates at 8 p.m.
For information, call 304-594-5991 or 304-543-7495.
Reach Rusty Marks at rustyma...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-1215.