Tuesday, June 26, 2012

WV State Folk Festival Belles Breakfast

The WV State Folk Festival invites each county to send a woman to the Festival who demonstrates the pioneer spirit of our ancestors.  These ladies must be at least 70 years old. They are usually selected by the Community Educational Outreach organizations in each county.

For many years, it has been the tradition of the Glenville Presbyterian Church to host a breakfast for the Belles. There was a fine group of helpers at the church.  Sara was a great help and a joy to work with.

Mona and Pastor Charlie set out bell, fiddle, and West Virginia- shaped cookies. Cookies are good any time of day.  The women of the church gave each Belle was a bell-shaped cookie cutter with recipes for the sugar cookies and the breakfast casserole.

Claire and Logan were part of our serving team.

The Belles arrive via school bus.

After registering in the narthex...

the Belles sang a hymn. They were welcomed by Pastor Charlie.

The egg and sausage casseroles were devoured quickly -  along with biscuits and fruit cups.

Liz and Fran serve and pour coffee.  Bus driver, Susie, is watching over her passengers.

It is wonderful to see new Belles each year during the Festival.


Blogger Auzara said...

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9:56 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

Thank you for welcoming me in your church home. Glenville is such a precious community and I always bring home a sense of peace and comfort after my visits that are too few and too short.

9:59 AM  
Blogger Jim Meads said...

Sara. Please come back to visit.

4:47 PM  

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