Planning starts for Wyoming County Day


By John Conley - [email protected]



A meeting to discuss the new Wyoming County Day was held last Thursday at the EDA Office in Pineville.

The new version will be held in the county. It took place in Charleston for 10 years.

Christy Laxton, executive director of the EDA, said a tentative date of Sept. 30 was selected for the event.

The date is a Saturday, and Laxton noted it would be difficult for people to participate on a week day.

Current plans call for the day to end with a casual dress at the Council on Aging building in Mullens from 6 p.m.to 8 p.m.

Vendor/booth set up will start at 4 p.m.

Laxton said registration forms will be sent out to those who had booths in the past.

Other possibilities include showcasing the Hatfield-McCoy Trail, the Guyandotte Water Trail, the Coal Heritage Highway and the Scenic Bi-ways during the day.

Hunting and fishing contests are also being explored.

Laxton said the three municipalities will be invited to participate and hold activities on that day.

“We want to have a fun day of activities,” she commented.

Several prominent people are under consideration as keynote speakers.

“We hope that people who lived here in the past will attend,” said Laxton. “It is a chance to come home.”

The next planning session is set for March 9 at noon at the EDA Office.

John Conley can be reached at 304-732-6060 or on Twitter @PIHnews.

By John Conley

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