West Virginia University at Parkersburg
300 Campus Drive Parkersburg WV 26104
Phone: 304-424-8203 | Fax: 304-424-8315
Fourth annual Appalachian Heritage Day to be held Oct. 12, 2006.
CONTACT: Gregg Busch, sociology instructor, 304-424-8253.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Preserving the heritage of the region is the focus of the fourth annual Appalachian Heritage Day, being held Thursday, Oct. 12, at West Virginia University at Parkersburg.
From applebutter making and a pie eating contest to hayrides and a pumpkin decorating competition, the day provides an opportunity to experience and appreciate the region's heritage, noted Gregg Busch, sociology instructor, who coordinates the event with his students.
The day is free and open to the public. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Appalachian activities will be held in the college and on the campus grounds. Featured will be a life-size oil/gas well demonstration, a photography exhibit from the WV Dept of Cultural and History, and a variety of artisans demonstrating their talents.
In addition, traditional music, a focus on the diversity of Appalachia, and special lectures from regional scholars will be featured, including a presentation by Dr. Adah Ward Randolph, Ohio University College of Education associate professor, who will speak at 1:30 p.m. in Room 2536 on the topic of African Americans in the Appalachian region.
Additional information is available by contacting Busch at the college, 424-8253.