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Page 16- Thursday, July 2, 2015 - The GlenviUe Democrat The Glenville Pathfinder, Glenville, WV 26351 SQUARE enjoy kicking up their heels to the old-time Hoedown Square CONGRATULATIONS TO TWO FINE, NATIVE GILMER COUNTY LADIES: Gumm (center), the wife and daughter, LOU RUNYON (R), GILMER COUNTY'S BELLE, & BARBARA BUSH respectively, of United Bank's Asst. V-P BYRD, THE UPSHUR COUNTY BELLE, ORIGINALLY FROM TANNER! John Gumm. We, at United Bank, are proud of it! DANCING - Under the evening lights next to United Bank, many Folk Festival attendees Dances, including Rolanna and Michaela Bradley Jenkins, to all who wanted a taste of storytelling and so much square dancers, smiling Staff Reporter the pure Appalachian folk more! Visitors enjoy seeing faces, and laughter. On Thurs., June 18, 2015, heritage, theseuniquecraftersforideas The events of Thursday the West Virginia State Folk At 4:00 pm Thurs., theto decorate their homes or to night's Folk Festival would Festival, once again, made Festivalopenedatthesquare buy some maple and walnut changedrasticallyintoagreat itspresencefeltonthestreets dance platform, next to syrup for the table back number of storytelling, oral MELL NICHOLSIS SHOWN OFFERING FACE of Glenville, right next to United Bank, withabellring- home. traditions, singing, introduc- PAINTINGS TO EXCITED CHILDREN AND ADULTS. our United Bank. The Bank ing ceremony. For the next By7:30p.m., theevents at ing the Belles at the Gazebo and itsemployees are happy few hours, visitors could the Festival turned from at City Square, antique car to cooperate in any way to freely walk down the streets crafters and musicians to show, quilt show, the Friday help make the Folk Festival of the Festival to experience ghost stories at the Holt morning parade, and ending a success, thevast varietyofcrafts, such House Museum and a cake the night with the traditional The Folk Festival con- as hammock weaving, pea- walk. At 8:00 pm, the old- square dance. The Folk Fes- tinued on for the next two cock-feathered ear rings, time Hoedown Square Dance tival is meant for the world days for locals and visitors moonlighting beaded jew- startedupatthecenterofthe community to experience the from all over West Virginia elry, soaps and shampoos, festival, nexttoUnitedBank, diverse cultures of central andbeyondtoexperiencethe recycledproductsturnedinto At first a few experienced West Virginia and a stronger art of old crafts, the sounds antique primitives, antique older gentlemen climbed up feeling of the West Virginia of old-time stringed instru- jewelry, aerial photographs, on the platform to begin the community. ments, the singing of bal- fans, homemade baskets, T- night, and by the next song, United Bank commends GRENDA HAWK DISPLAYS HER VERY OWN lads, and a friendly welcome shirts, candy, old-time the platform was full of theFolkFestivalvolunteers! MOONLIGHTING BEADED JEWELRY. PAOLO TANZEY TEACHES A WOOD CARVING AND BURNING CLASS IN THE CITY PARK, LOCATED CONVENIENTLY ACROSS THE STREET FROM UNITED. MARK UEBEL'S HOMEMADE PEACOCK EARRINGS DREW THE PUBLIC'S ATTENTION, ESPECIALLY WITH A SIDE OF MAPLE AND WALNUT SYRUP. ROBIN DAVIS AND JIM WITH THEIR HOMEMADE GOAT MILK SKIN CARE PRODUCTS SHOWED OFF ANOTHER OLD-TIME APPALACHIAN SKILL. A MEMBER OF NORTH GROUP WAS WEAVING TOGETHER A HAMMOCK FOR BYSTANDERS TO SEE THE OLD CRAFT IN OUR TOWN'S DEMONSTRATION AREA. THE HISTORIC KANAWHA UNION BANK HOSTS THE KEMPER BIRD DISPLAY AND IDENTIFICATION CONTEST AT EACH FOLK FESTIVAL, THANKS TO RON AND LYNNE KEMPER. THE BANK BECAME 'HISTORIC' WHEN MERGED INTO OUR CURRENT UNITED BANK MANY YEARS AGO. ALL PHOTOS BY BRADLEY JENKINS, STAFF REPORTER Membe IC United Bank, 101 E. Main S:, Glenville, WV 26351 304.462.5001 Visit us at: bankwithunited.com