Documentary Will Be Shown March 26 At The Custard Stand-Webster Springs

The documentary Swiss Family Balli will shown at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at The Custard Stand in Webster Springs, WV.

Four years in the making, the film traces the triumphs and struggles of the Balli family who settled on a rugged Webster County mountaintop at the turn of the century.


This documentary features the life of John and Hulda Balli. Their daughters became the well-known “Balli Sisters” who made Swiss cheese and were keepers of Appalachian traditions. As adventures unfold, their story becomes your story. Anyone who loves West Virginia history and a great story will enjoy this wonderful film!

Janet Cowger Fliegel and Roseann Cowger, direct descendants of the Balli family will be there for a Q&A and with DVDs for sale.

The screening is in the Community Room and seating is limited to 20-24 individuals. The run time is 1 hour and 40 minutes. To reserve your seat, call 304-847-2942. Otherwise seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Small children will not be able to be accommodated due to limited seating.