- Catch the Spirit
- Get Teed-Off in Marion County
- The Hills are Alive with the Sound of Music
- Girlfriends Getaway
- Tackle the Waters of Marion County
- Follow the History Trail
- For The Kids or Kid-at-Heart
- Rollin’, Rollin’, Rollin…
- Take a Walk on the Wild Side
- Holiday Heritage Tour
- Have a Sweet Time in Marion County
- Rally the Troops and Come to Marion County
Sample Itinerary #8
Rollin’, Rollin’, Rollin’…
Pepperoni Rolls that is! Pepperoni rolls are one of the little known treasures of the Mountain State. An idea that developed deep in the Marion County coalmines, these tasty treats have been coming out of Fairmont for more than 80 years. It all began when coal miners, on their way to work each day, would buy a stick of pepperoni and a loaf of bread to take into the mine. Then one day Frank Argiro, one of the Italian coal miners, struck upon an idea; he decided to start slicing the pepperoni into smaller sticks and cook them within the bread. He did that for many of the local miners to take for their lunches and it became so popular, he quit the mines and opened Country Club Bakery.
But a history lesson doesn’t tell the whole story. We invite you to try these tasty treasures at one or ALL of our area eating establishments: Country Club Bakery (“Home of the Original Pepperoni Roll”), Colasessano’s Pizza www.colasessanos.com, Chunky Jo’s Pepperoni Rolls, and Mario’s NY Style Pasta & Pizzeria. Check out our dining page for directions. Bon Appetit!