The Times West Virginian

June 13, 2013

Happy 150th birthday, West Virginia

Numerous activities set next Thursday in downtown Fairmont

By Debra Minor Wilson
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — It’s not often you’re invited to a 150th birthday celebration.

But when West Virginia throws its Big Birthday Bash on Thursday, June 20, downtown Fairmont will be the place to be.

“We are ready to wish West Virginia ‘happy birthday,’” said Dora Grubb, president of the Marion County Historial Society.

“We have lots of things planned.”

An opening ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. at Veterans’ Square.

There really will be something for everybody, and it’s all happening from 4-9 p.m. in downtown Fairmont.

Full story