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June 18, 2009

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cV:elcome ' Thursday, June 18, 2009 -- The Glenville Democrat l'ag~; 11A a Glenville Elementary Student, Hayley Summers, By Hayley Summers The Folk Festival means a lot to me be- cause members of my family have been going to it and participating in it for years. In the early 70's, streets were crowded and there was barely any room to even stand. Sadly, not many people come to the Folk Festival anymore, but a wonderful group has formed that are volunteering to make our Folk Festival the main attraction it used to be, and they have worked wonders. My grandpa, Denzil Runyon, who lives at Lockney, has participated in the Folk Festival many times, as a policeman and as a bluegrass player. He, sometimes, meets the same people from each year when he brings his guitar out. His father, Worthy Runyon, played blue- grass music in the Folk Festival, as well; that was the only time he would ever come out of that holler in Chestnut Lick to socialize! He was a great banjo player. My mother said she could sit on Granny's porch and listen to her dad and grandpa play their banjo and guitar for hours. Just good Ole Holler music, she called it. I wish I could have been there when my great grandpa played (I never got to meet him), it would be wonderful to hear the beau- tiful music they played, and I still can now, but just by different people at the Glenville State Folk Festival. The Folk Festival used to be so crowded! Now, people from all around the state and even from out- of- state, still come to it, but unfortunately, not as many. Wouldn't it be nice to go back in time to see what the Folk Wins HAYLEY SUMMERS Folk Festival Essay Contest Festival used to be like? When I travel and people ask me, "Where are you from?," almost everyone has been to or heard of Glenville... Why? Because of the Glenville State Folk Festival. When you live in Glenville and this year someone says, "Hey, are you going to go down to the Folk Festival tonight?" and you say, "Oh, maybe next year." Remember, you can make a difference and we need you to come out and join in and have FUN! I'd like to thank the committee members who dedicate their time to making the Folk Festival much more popular again. It is now like a big family reunion that everyone looks forward to. The Folk Festival is the pride of Gilmer County. (Hayley Summers is an l 1-year-old filth hope that you will have a Two Years Running grade student at Glenville Elementary. In May, she traveled to Charleston to be presented, for the second time, an award for the winner of Gilmer County's Young Writ- ers. Hayley was also nominated, for the second year, to attend the National Young Scholars Program in Washington, D.C. Hayley gets her writing from her grandfa- ther, Denzil Runyon, who published a book 15 years ago about the adventures of coon hunting in West Virginia. It is titled Tales fi'om the Backwoods of Wild West Virginia. Hayley is the daughter of Richard and Nancy Summers, of Glenville. Her grandparents are Denzil and Wanda Lou Runyon, of Chestnut Lick, and Marion Summers and Marge Wade, both of Glenville.) The following businesses, political, and professional people, Annual Folk Festival. If you need assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us. Best Wishes from wonderful 60th Enjoy the Pickin' and Grinnin' at the 60th Annual WV State Folk Festival! !~ GLENV'ILLE STATE COLt.E(.; E \Vhcre ~tk>u Belon~ (304) 4~2-7 3t~l www.,2lcnvillc.cdu LUCKY EYE CARE, P.L.L.C. Glenville 462-8314 Flying "W" PlasticsI GlenvilleI 462-5779 , [ .............. : ........ PJ's PRESCHOOL ' :::::!{ iand Daycare Center, LLC i iil co NG SOON!! '~ } Parn Simpkins, Owner/Director :L~:. ...... ~ii~ii!iii~':: (304) 741-2592 [ TOWN & COUNTRY AGENCY Main St., Glenville 462-7039 GIL-Co FAITH PHARMACY Hays City Glenviile 462-8300 CUNNINGHAM'S STORE Tanner 462-8827 Glenn's Auto 8/Repair 33/119 E. Glenville 462-5868 Sunfire Tanning Main Street, Glenville 462-4611 Calhoun Banks Marry Garrett, Branch Manager 462-5051 FDIC Unit, ed Bank FDIC $ 4~2-5001 $ EOL ~ehino you great; fun at; the 200~ Folk F~vMvall I I I McDonald's Glenville 462-5010 I I GoldMakers of Glenville i I will be at Sunfire Tanning on I Main St. during Folk Festival 462-4834 - 266-4204 Jones Cabin Run Vineyard Lignetics, Industrial Park 462-4848 State Farm Insurance 34 E. Main St. Glenville Dan Johnson, Agent, 462-7000 Jack's Septic Solid Waste Division 462-5455 Gilmer County Circuit Clerk's Office Karen Elkin, Circuit Clerk GILMER COUNTY SENIOR CENTER 462-5761 Bailey Brothers ]Tashua Allman [ Smith Land Surveying ppcon Lu.mber/ OlenvHle Foodlan- Burnt House . Mayor-Elect of Glenville I~ 462-5634 349-2615 I Glenville [ Appalachian 4.62-~~ ] Continental Petro- Dr. John~/ [ Gilmer County Little Kanawha Congratulationson your 6Oth Folk Festival/ leum/Horizon EnergyD.D.S. I I Sheriff's Department Hon. David Walker Mickey Metz, Sheriff Family MedicineState Delegate 33rdDistrict SaneFork, 462-S7S8 5lenville 462-7343] Glenville 462-7460 186 Hospital Dr. Grantsville 354-9244 809 Mineral Road Glenville 462-7322 Welcome to the 60th Annual WV State Folk Festival/ ~joYFolk The Glenvilld ="' Democrat & Glenville ,,,.~,l.~-~)athfinder a:{, :n;,[ l " - : u. - : ~ : ~:".::'~::::::~-:.-~:~:~.~:'~::~:~:H: [:: u: : Minni~ Hamilton HEalth 5gstem Thechildren&Staffof" ~~ JA #~-~t[/~ j~ Weleome : ,on to the. ~ 60th W Stat~ Folk FesUval ~ "~ :~ ~ ~ ! WE ARE ACCEPTI Self Suds Laundromat ..,,~o,d,.: ~:~. Ellvson s Mort,]ar~ ' NOW OPEN ,;~ :~ " i, ouneedchddcare bu "~t . 'll~ "'~1 ~ 1] ' "l" ~ Glenville gfY ec;m'he ' tcannot ;ffor, it 304-462-3030"~n~d~mn~ds?i oV4.4C6r.a:tos 30t- 2-7660 - ,,_ give usacalb... Glenville WalkingTour KEY . ~"I ~~S~R~-" -, 1, ~~"- ~ 1. Arbuckle House/Alumni Center }~/ /,i / // 2. Little Kanawha Valley Bank ~,~ ~/ ,/" / ~ / 3. Whitir~ House &]~' _,/ /" / / 4. Glenville Truss Bridge " ,, .'=5 .~. .,,. .'. ,, ~ # ,~ '~ 5. Ruddell General Store/Country ~itore l Stop by and check out our NEW IMPROVED center. We accept children age~ 6 weeks up to 12 years. CHILDREN! ! ! ! ! Contact Rose Frashure: (304) 462-8364 m Evening MuSicl:Proqrams in the FinelArts Building at GSC Fri.; .lune 19~ 2009,7:00 p.m. Faneee- Kirk Judd Folk Festival Belles Phyllis Marks Lester MeCumbers John~and Ma~vine Loving Patty Looman Ter~::Vaughn Tracy SChwarz and Ginny Hawker Jesse Milnes Molly Gainee Waters aiad Mary Calame Shipiey John Morris Alan Freeman Reed Island Rounders Sat.. June:20; 2009. 7;00 p.m. Emcee- Peter Kosky Frank George Bonnie Collins The Samples Brothers Dwight Diller David Bing Gerry Milnes Ron and Rory Mullenex George Daugherty David O'Deil Scott Prouty Dave Morris Wine Family Singers