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Princeton celebrates WV Day by remembering heritage


PRINCETON, W. Va (WVVA)-- The celebrations for WV Day continued in Mercer County

At Copeland Square in Princeton it was all about appreciation as the crowd celebrated West Virginia's landscape, history, and traditions.

Live music and reenactors portraying the state's first governor and first settlers, helped ring in the Mountain State's 151st birthday. There was also a special tribute to coal miners.

The event was put on by volunteers from Jump Start, an organization working to bring new energy to downtown Princeton.

We asked members of the crowd there why the Mountain State is their "almost heaven."

"I like it here because I love the mountains, I think they're beautiful," said Marsha Mills. She planned the event.
"I think it's a safe place to live," she added.

For Larry Radford, WV will always be home. "I keep coming back..." he said. "I lived in North Carolina, Florida, and I keep coming home."

Roger Bailey says the state has a lot to offer in regard to his active lifestyle. "I like to hunt, I love to do outdoor sports," he said, "and to get fresh air. And it seems this place has the most fresh air..."

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