Anyone care to guess where this picture was taken or what it is a picture of? It is a picture of a well-known West Virginia landmark. I am placing this on the site to again remind all of their WV and Fort Gay heritage and the Heritage Days events to be held in the town of Fort Gay on the weekend beginning September 3, 2010.
Yesterdays writings discussed the street dance planned for September 3 and the opening ceremonies and Grand Parade planned for September 4. Now is the time to shine up the old car, polish the motorcycle, or any other conveyance you might have and begin planning to enter the parade. Again there will be cash prizes for the first, second, and third place finishers.
One of the focal points in Saturdays activities will be a 20′ x 40′ tent placed on the Middle School lawn with seating, in real chairs, for 100. Activities in the tent will be several musical programs. There will be perhaps as many as 6 or 7 different music programs consisting of musical styles to please everyone. Anyone for karaoke? It’s going to happen.
Arts and crafts are going to abound. If you are an artist or a crafts person then you need to start planning to be involved. Welcomed would be all types of old-time crafts, things that our parents and grandparents did of necessity but have been forgotten by many with our rush to the future. Anyone know how to make a broom, any old portable grist mills out there, shoe a horse, wood carving, just let your imagination run wild. Remember, this is about our past not our future.
Anyone ever say while at the event that they would like to stay longer but the “kids or grand kids are driving me nuts”. Well, that is being taken care of. There is going to be an inflatable children’s park set up on the grounds that will keep them occupied for as long as they wish.
There will be several food venues set up on and around the middle school area. I am sure that Fort Gay Baptist Church will have their famous soup beans, corn bread, salad and dessert available. Other area churches will probably be doing something. FREE WORLD FAMOUS BROMLEY RIDGE WATER will be available all day long at the FGHS Alumni Association big tent. Also some chairs and a shady spot to rest your tired feet and join in some great conversation, and, it is rumored, some raffle tickets on a beautiful king sized hand pieced quilt.
The plan of the Heritage Days Committee is to have something available for everyone on Saturday lasting from early morning until late evening. In past years activities had ended by 3 pm. This years schedule goes up until about 7 or 8 o’clock.
A group worship service is being planned for Sunday afternoon, September 5. All area churches have been contacted to determine their interest. More information on this will be made available.
As planning becomes more finalized we will be placing more information on this site plus sending it out with mailings to FGHS Alumni regarding our annual banquet and golf tournament.
If you would like to be involved in any of this or have suggestions please contact Melissa (Missy) Meredith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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