West Virginia University at Parkersburg
College to host Appalachian Heritage Day
CONTACT: Gregg Busch, event chair, 304-424-8000
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Featuring quilting, traditional music and a bonfire complete with ghost stories, West Virginia University at Parkersburg will host an Appalachian Heritage Day on Tuesday (Oct. 28) at the college.
Activities celebrating the region's Appalachian heritage are planned from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the campus front lawn. Cultural demonstrations will include cooking and butter making, apple butter making, blacksmithing, quilting, traditional music and instrumentation, and related activities. Also, an exhibit of quilts from the college's seven service counties will be displayed in the campus hallways.
The day of cultural activities will conclude with a bonfire and marshmallow roast from 7 to 8 p.m. on the front lawn. Traditional Appalachian ghost stories will be shared by members of the college's Delta Psi Omega, a theatre honorary society.
All events are free and open to the public. The day is sponsored by the campus social justice committee. Additional information is available by contacting Gregg Busch, Heritage Day chair, 424-8000.
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