New Strawberry Board Announced


BUCKHANNON – Though the 2019 West Virginia Strawberry Festival just wrapped up, planning has already begun on next year’s event. The first order of business was naming the 2019-20 West Virginia Strawberry Festival board of directors.

The event is a huge undertaking that requires volunteers to undertake planning a year in advance to make sure the festival goes smoothly. The staff of volunteers for one of the largest festivals in the state are unpaid and contribute their time at no charge to be sure the tradition continues.

It includes everything from entertainment to public safety. There’s approximately 50 committees that make up the events every year.

President - Sandra Bennett

1st VP - Joyce Greene

2nd VP- Shane Jenkins

Secretary - Kristy Tenney Spencer

Treasurer- Ann Riggleman Osburn

Executive board - Vicky Knicely Kelley

Executive board - Carrie Mills

Past President- Debra McKnight Hupp

Board members- Gary Connell, Charliena Jane

Helmick, Michael Livesay, Jessica Williams, Brittany

Small, LeVera Jean Gillum, Cameron Crisp, Lori Dado-

Meadows, Deborah Simon Wilson, Robert Winneberger,

Rachel Ruffing, Katherine Gifford Huffman, and

Denise Campbell.

Visit the festival on Facebook to get involved and keep up with what’s happening for the 2020 event.

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