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Reception kicks off Coal Show in Bluefield

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BLUEFIELD (WVVA) – A kick-off reception for the Bluefield Coal Show was held Tuesday afternoon at the Quality Hotel and Conference Center.

Exhibitors were treated to a cash bar, hors d'oeuvres and could even get their picture taken with "Marilyn Monroe."

This event brings visitors from all over to Mercer County.

The Executive Director of the Mercer County Convention and Visitors Bureau says they look forward to this event every year. "This Coal Show makes a huge impact on our economy here in Mercer County, I mean the lodging properties are all full, and it's just a great event," stated Marie Blackwell. "We are so excited to have all of our exhibitors here in this county."

The Coal Show officially kicks off Wednesday.

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