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June 13, 2018

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SPIRIT of JEFFERSON and FARMER'S ADVOCATE NEWS PAGE A7 Wednesday, June 13, 2018 e o e O By CHRISTINE SNYDER Town Library and the Charles Town Farmers Market in a special location on North George Street to be closer CHARLES TOWN - It's Year 3 to the center of downtown. for Charles Town's WV Fest and The Jefferson Arts Council will the big summer street festival hap- sponsor a children's paper quilt pening Saturday will be the big- making activity for a community gest yet. paper quilt. The downtown's two new murals The day also will include two will be formally unveiled, and there walking tours of Charles Town will be free live music from The Gin starting from the Jefferson County Rickys, the Green Leaf Society, and Courthouse at the comer of George Freekbass and The Bump Assembly, and Washington. One tour of the a beer garden in front of Abolition- South Charles Town Historic Dis- ist Ale Works starting at 10 a.m a trict - George, Samuel, Mildred 5K race, history tours, kids activi- and Washington streets - starts at ties. 11 a.m. The festival-happening the week- The second tour, of the West End end before June 20, the date when of Charles Town, including Potato West Virginia entered the union - is Hill, Holl's Pump, Water Street and in part a birthday party for West Vir- more - areas that include the oldest ginia. There's no other such Moun- parts of Charles Town - starts at 1 ib ;i~; 4 TO GO?The third-an, Fest on Saturday feature tours formfl mural unveil' ings: The happens from 10 tain State birthday event anywhere p.m. in the state. WV Fest builds on an event the inl g more may go to the The day also will feature hula city first offered more than a de- city!swebsite eharlestownw 4, hoopers and other street perform- cade ago, the Charles Town Heft- Saturday's wV Feet will include pony rides for kids and other free fun. Crafts, 3 725 23iI i ers, special offerings at the Charles tage Festival. art projects, street dancers, live music, hula hooping and more are planned. You're invited to Vacation Bible School! Min Storage Boat/RV/Climate Control We'll beat any Charles Town or Ranson storage facility by $5/mo! 165 Philip Avenue Charles Town, WV 304-724-7867 RESCtlED BY JES[ISI PRESENTED BY July 8-12, 2018 Dinner at 5 pm and class from 6-8 pm Charles Town Kindergarten through Presbyterian Church 5th grade welcome and St. Thomas to attend! Lutheran Church For questions, contact Molly at 304-725-5316 LOCATION: 220 E. Washington Street Charles Town, WV WE ARE A COOPE.RATIVE, Friday, June 29 Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education 213 N. King St. at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown Schedule: 8:30 - 8:45 am Registration~Coffee 8:45 am - 12:00 pm Morning Session Film: "A Story of Courage: Henry Johnson" Lecture: Dr. Adriane Lentz-Srnith Panel Discussion: George Rutherford, James L. Taylor, and Susannah Buckles '" 12:00 - 1:30 pm Lunch in town 1:30 - 3:30 pm Afternoon Session Lecture: Algernon Ward Registration: Admission is free and the general public does not need to register ahead of time. Educators wishing to receive Staff Development Credit must register through the district staff development website. Parking: Free parking available in A-Lot located at the corner of Princess and High Streets. PRESENTERS: Dr. Adrlane Lenlz-Smith, Associate Professor of History at Duke University, au- thor of Freedom Struggles: African Americans and World War L George Rutherford and James L. Taylor, co-founders of the JCBHPS, and Susannah Buckles, daughter of Frank Buckles, the nation's longest living VWVI veteran, who died in 2011 at the age of 110. They will discuss the influence Jeffer- son County's WWI soldiers have had onthe Jefferson County community, based on their personal experiences growing up in the county. Algernon Ward, founder of the Ebony Doughboys, a national organization fostering recognition of the remarkable achievements of the all-Black 93rd U.S. Army Division fighting in World War I. Conference Description: In this, the centennial year of the Armistice ending World War I, the Friends of Webb-Blessing House and Jefferson County Black History Preservation Society (JCBHPS) present Fighting for Freedom: Jefferson County African Americans in World War I. The conference recognizes the contributions of African Americans to the Al- lies' fight for freedom. Emphasis will be placed on the impact of Jefferson County African- American WWl soldiers on their community over the last 100 years. The conference hon- ors the life and legacy of James Alvin Tolbert, one of the founders of JCBHPS and a civil rights leader. Items from the Edward Dabney Tolbert Collection at the Jefferson County Museum will be on display at the conference. We Thank Our Sponsors: Jefferson County Historical Society Shepherdstown Book and Author Group