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Huntington area events planned to celebrate W.Va.'s 150th birthday

By Staff reports
The Cabell-Huntington Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced the following events will be held Thursday as part of West Virginia's 150th birthday celebration:West Virginia Day/Happy 150th West Virginia: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Interstate 64 East Welcome Center at mile marker 10, Huntington, with cupcakes, refreshments and giveaways. A water safety demonstration featuring a kid-friendly remote-controlled tugboat will be provided by the Army Corps of Engineers. Other vendors include The Huntington Art Museum, Ace White Water Rafting, Mardi Gras Casino & Resort, Quilting by Jennifer Hill, and Huntington's Museum of Radio and Technology. Information: 304-522-1062.WV Senior Sports Classic: 4 p.m. in Huntington. The West Virginia Senior Sports Classic has provided a way for active senior athletes in the region to compete against their peers in 17 sporting events. This event is the only way senior athletes from our area can qualify for the National Senior Games. A torch relay begins at Pullman Square with opening ceremonies held at 5 p.m. at St. Mary's Education Center. Registration for the relay will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at the center. Golf registration begins at 8 a.m. at the Twin Silos Golf Course with tee off at 9 a.m. For information: contact, Crystal Robinson at or 304-691-5414. For information during the events, contact Angela Henderson-Bentley 304-553-8679 or Tyson Compton 304-617-2060.The Pullman Square Summer Concert Series/West Virginia Day Celebration: 7 to 10 p.m., Pullman Square, 900 block 3rd Ave., Huntington. Free outdoor concert. Bring a lawn chair. Jabberwocky performs. West Virginia birthday cake will be featured and the oldest person in Cabell County will be honored. Information: 614-883-1074 and 304-522-3203.
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