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