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June 23, 1977     The Glenville Democrat
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June 23, 1977

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:i@ Single Copy Price 15c [Incl. Tax] The A Gilmer Graphics, Inc. Newspaper 39 for all at the Folk Festival has returned to normal after the annual influx the West Virginia State Folk Festival. Mayor Delbert Davidson called it "one of the I can remember." Seventeen people were compared to 29 last year. Fourteen were Pubhc intoxication, one for Dossession of for driving while under the influence of for reckless driving. All but two of those from out of county. the only unusual problem police were was the abandonment of a 14-year-old boy Hess found the youngster LrOUnd town at about 4:30 a.m. after his parents When he refused to get in the back seat of their the boy breakfast and let him sleep in the Patrol car until his parents came. .... i: ,i  i iii ,: ii ii  i i ilil GLENVILLE, GILMER COUNTY, WV 2o3bx Democrat Published By And For Gilmer County People Thursday, June 23. 1977 J V FESTIVAL PHOTOS-.One of the show stoppers during various festival events was Noah Cottrill of Calhoun County [above banner]. He displayed his unique style in the old time fiddle and banjo contests [he finished third in the banjo contest] did some fiat foot dancing and gave some other unusual musical performances during evening shoWs at the GSC auditorium. Other photos, clockwise from left are: A Gflmer County High majorette during the festival parade Saturday; members of the Nicholas County Square Dancers; Phoebe Parsons, Noah Cottrtli's sister, and winner for the third time in the over-50-year-old old time banjo contest and Melvin Wise, of Braxton County, winner for the second consecutive year in the over.50-year-old fiddle contest. John Morris of lvydale won the under-50.year.oid fiddle contest followed by Bill Schmidt of Baltimore, Md. and Tisa Olstein of Ohio. Other finishers in the over-50-year-old fiddle contest were Ira Mullins of Clay County, second and Strawberry McCloud of Madison, Ky., third. First place in the under.50.year- old banjo contest went to Mark Campbell, second place went to Peter Vigor and third place went to Bill Schmidt. Phip Creston of Ward, Pa. finished second in the over-50-yera-old banjo contest. |Democrat photos] I