Monday, June 30, 2008

WV State Folk Festival Parade

Sorry, we lost internet over the weekend, but back now! I will close the Folk Festival rev iews in this blog. On Saturday at 1:30, the Lions Club sponsors the parade. The WV State Folk Festival Belles lead the parade down Main Street.

Here is Doris Norman, our Gilmer County Belle, along with a flock of other present and past Belles.

Helen James is seated with other past Gilmer County Belles. To her left is Martha Harold and to Helen's right is Bonnie Drake.

First place trophy went to the Veterans unit.

The reenactors are always a big hit. The blasts of their black powder rifles keep the crowd hopping.

What is a parade without horses and ponies?

Here is Frank George. The 2008 Festival was dedicated to Frank and Jane George. Sadly Jane was ill and could not attend. Frank is riding in a horse drawn carriage built and owned by Dean Bennett of Calhoun County.

Frank George's unit won second place.

The Red Hats were marching down Main Street with Fran Schmetzer dancing the entire parade route.

The Lions Club has an antique car show on Saturday morning. They are an important part of our parade.


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