12th Annual River City Festival

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Name: 12th Annual River City Festival
Date: May 24, 2019 - May 27, 2019
Event Description:
12th Annual River City Festival of the Arts 2019
12th Annual River City Festival of the Arts 2019 Memorial Day Weekend
Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon May 24,25,26,27, 2019 
Janet & Imre Szylagyi Center for the Performing and Visual Arts Rowlesburg, WV, 26425
 Presenters & Producers: Rowlesburg Revitalization Committee;Rowlesburg ON TRAC Committee; River City Festival Committee. 
 Friday, May 24, 2019
9am-11am Arts Education School Tour Led by RRC Staff Szilagyi Center Hooton Library, Rowlesburg Quilters, ALL THE WARS EXHIBIT, CREATIVE ART STUDIO, Preston County Sports Museum, Historic Bridges Exhibit, WWII Museum, Emporium
11am Teddy Roosevelt, A Living History Portrayal by Gene Worthington. Auditorium
Noon School Lunch Rowlesburg Park
School Tour Coordinators: Paul Martin & Robert Sypolt Sponsor West Virginia Humanities Auditorium/Students & Parents Free The Teddy Roosevelt Event is open to the public /Donation
 2pm Dr. Sandra Wales Bring your Own Book Free Carolann Hooton Library
All Weekend except during performances: BOOK & ART EXHIBITON: BOOKS ON THE LIFE OF TEDDY ROOSEVELT, ART AND POETRY BOOKS CREATED BY DENA MADOLE, OAKLAHOMA ARTIST.PRINTS BY MARION BURGER EIERMANN BRUCETON MILLS, WEST VIRGINIA & FLORIDA,
4pm Modern Dance Then Here and Now Lecture Demonstration  
WVU Professor General Hambrick, Auditorium Donation
 5:30pm Clyde Sypolt and Band “Back Porch Music With A Country Twist”
Rowlesburg Park Spaghetti Dinner Park Concession Stand
 7:30pm Wheeling Symphony Percussion Ensemble Eliseo Rial, Director $15/Auditorium
 Saturday, May 25, 2019
10am Return of the Buckwheat Stars Preston County Sports Museum
Fellowsville: Connie Cox History of Fellowsville & Stan Jennings History of Fellowsville Sports
Noon Luncheon River City Café
 Pottery- Susan Ramey -Riverbend Studio. Rowlesburg Quilters, Emporium, Bridges Exhibit, Preston County Sports Museum, Creative Art Studio, WWII Museum, Yarn Art: Ring Around the Tree, Prints by Marion Burger Eiermann, Arts Studio-Paintings by Lorenza Halterman, Judy Halerman, Norma Blair
 3pm “ON Wings of Song” An Afternoon of Arias, Art Songs, Folk Songs & Broadway Tunes
Opera Star Cristina Nassif, Soprano,
Guest Appearance Jamie Kotmair, Baritone,
Dr. Thomas J. Nassif, Pianist
Auditorium $15 Free for Students
Harvey Piano Historic Restoration by Tim Richards
Reception River City Café
 5pm RCF, Ham & Turkey Dinner CUMC Social Hall, $10/5,
 8pm River City Dance Evening. 
Marrara Wine, Finger food
The Classics Rock Band $25/15 Auditorium
Organizers: Lorenza & Judy Halterman; Tom & Kenetta Moreland.
 Sunday, May 26, 2019
2:30pm Loyalty: A Theatrical Collage
Featuring World War II & 75th Anniversary D Day Highlights 
Lynn Broderick Director, Preston High Ensemble $15 Auditorium
 
5pm Patriotic Dinner Meatloaf & Baked Potato Dinner $10/$5 VFW Social Hall
Invocation by  Reverend Keplinger
Poetry Readings by Reverend Keplinger, Mayor Eric bautista, George Nassif
Rowlesburg ON TRAC Awards & History Hero Award
Catered by Side Tracked Restaurant Donna & Allen Close 
RCF Silent Auction Organizers: Mary Wotring & Phil Wotring
 
Monday May 27, 2019
Noon Concert 249th Army Band Jazz Ensemble Donation Auditorium
 
2:00 pm High Ridge Ramblers 
West Virginia Mountain Music
Fiddle, Banjo, Guitar
Dave Bing, Andrew Dunlap, Mark Payne 
$15 Auditorium
 
RCF SPONSORS
THE TOWN OF ROWLESBURGROWLESBURG, PARK COMMISSION
CHEAT RIVER LIMESTONE - A DIVISION OF GREER INDUSTRIES
PRESTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, CLEAR MOUNTAIN BANK, PRESTON COUNTY COMMISSION
PRESTON COUNTY INN, GREATER MORGANTOWN CVB, PRESTON COUNTY CHAMBER of COMMERCE
 
SUSTAINERS
HAZEL RUBY MCQUAIN CHARITABLE TRUST,WEST VIRGINIA FAIRS & FESTIVALS,
 TIMOTHY WEAVER & VICTORIA LEIGH, IMRE & JANET SZILAGYI, CHARLES BUCKINGHAM,
THE MIKE HOOTON FAMILY, THE NASSIF FAMILY, MARK PAYNE & THE HUMANITIES COUNCIL
 
RRC Officers:
George Nassif, RRC Chairperson, 304-454-9845, Eric Bautista Vice Chairperson Jennifer Loughry Treasurer-Shirley Hartley-RRC Assistant Treasurer, 304-329-1240, Anna R. Nassif, Secretary
River City Festival Coordinators: George Nassif, Darrell Dean, Robert Sypolt, Charles Wotring
Passes & Tickets available two weeks prior to Festival - Preston County Chamber of Commerce-Kristy Ash 304-329-0576. Tickets at the door. Program subject to change
Websites: rowlesburg.org, rowlesburg.info, rowlesburgguide.com,
tourpreston.com, tourmorgantown.com
Anna R. Nassif, Festival Director RCF Event e-mail annarnas@aol.com
Rowlesburg Mayor Eric Bautista & Town Council, Park Commission,
 Volunteer Fire Department & All Community Organizations
 
arn: 4/25/2019
 
Location:
Rowlesburg, WV
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