FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 25, 2012
Contact: Annette Barnette
Director of Public Relations and Marketing
Glenville State College
Glenville, West Virginia
Glenville, WV – Glenville State College is the official host of the 2012 West Virginia State Folk Festival Parade and Antique Car Show. The parade will take place in downtown Glenville on Saturday, June 23rd at 11:30 a.m. The antique cars will be parked on Main Street immediately after the parade to be judged as well as to be viewed by the public.
Glenville State College President Dr. Peter Barr and his wife Betsy say they are pleased GSC is hosting these events.
“The West Virginia State Folk Festival is such an integral part of Glenville and Gilmer County. Hosting these events is a wonderful opportunity for Glenville State College and a perfect example of how the town and the college work cooperatively together,” said Dr. Peter Barr.
“GSC is proud to sponsor this annual event that celebrates our West Virginia heritage and the proud Pioneer spirit,” said Betsy Barr.
Parade entries will be judged, and trophies will be awarded to the winners in the following categories: float, band, marching/walking unit, car, and best overall entry. Those interested in participating should submit a completed an entry form by Monday, June 18th. Forms and other Folk Festival information can be found at www.wvstatefolkfestival.org. Participants may also request a form by contacting Tashua Allman at Tashua.Allman@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6051. The West Virginia State Folk Festival runs Thursday, June 21st through Sunday, June 24th.