Noon - 2:00 pm  Szilagyi Center - 2nd Floor  

  Meeting of the WV Chapter of

  The American Chestnut Foundation

   Robert Sypolt, President

  Mark Double, Vice-President

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  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Szilagyi Center - 2nd Floor  

  Chestnut Scientific Program

  Mark Double

WVU Research Associate & Festival Scientific Chair

together with

Dr. N. Joseph Nassif

will welcome prominent speakers

Sara Fitzsimmons

"Conservation of
Wild American Chestnut Populations"

Amy Metheny

"The Super Donor:

Does Chestnut Blight have a Kryptonite?"

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Continuous play between 3:00 - 4:00 pm

American Chestnut

Video Documentary by Thomas H. Nassif


  5:30 pm  Events @ Scenic Rowlesburg Park

   Welcome Table: many things to see and purchase

   - Roasted Chestnuts on-the-grill (or raw)

   - Display Booth: WV Chapter TACF - Robert Sypolt

    - National Boy Scouts Jamboree Display - Sam Muncy

   - Jared Chestnuts in Honey - Allen Shahan

   - Throwing Chestnuts-in-the-well (prizes for children)

   - Chestnut Furniture - Charles & Randall Wotring

   - Chestnut Collectibles - Allegheny Treenware

   - Chestnut Tree Saplings for sale

   - Other vendors

   - Music, Food and Beverages at the Park Consession Stand

  Noon - 5:00 pm    Visit the Szilagyi Center

   - River City Cafe Luncheon & Desserts  - B&O Bridge Exhibit

   - Emporium Antiques & Collectibles -  World War II Museum

   - Country Quilts Display Room - Preston Arts Classroom

   - Preston County Sports Museum - Carolann Hooton Library



 Honoring the Great American Chestnut Tree: "Exploring our Roots"


Same Site-New Design

On Trac Community

Since 2009.

10th Annual West Virginia  American Chestnut Festival 

Information & Banquet Tickets

Shirley Hartley -  304-698-5305

shirley.hartley@yahoo.com

Anna Nassif

annarnas@aol.com

Dr. N. Joseph Nassif njn3@msn.com

Vendor Space

George Nassif  - 703-300-2554

nassifgs@hotmail.com

Websites of interest

www.chestnutfestival.com

www.rowlesburg.org

www.rowlesburgguide.com

American Chestnut Foundation

www.acf.org


Sunday of Columbus Day Weekend - 8 October 2017

Spirit of the Mountains

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Special Thanks to our Sponsors

  The WV Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation

WV Community Partnership - On Trac Rowlesburg

Greater Morgantown Convention & Visitors Bureau

West Virginia Fairs & Festivals - Clear Mountain Bank

The Hazel Ruby McQuain Foundation

WV Division of Culture & History - Duane Wadell







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  10:30 - Noon   

   Full Breakfast @ River City Cafe

($5.00 donation welcome)

   Meet distinguished guests including

   Sara Fitzimmons, Chestnut Restoration Director Pennsylvania State University

   Representative for Lisa Thompson, CEO The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF)

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Szilagyi Center Auditorium

 GALA BANQUET 

Opening song "O Chestnut Tree"

Preston High Madrigal Singers in Period Dress

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Chestnut-Vino Novello Ritual:

"Welcoming the Chestnut Season and

Testing the New Wine"

Shirley Cook Hartley, Co-Chair

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Dinner Featuring

Savory Chestnut-flavored Dishes

Salad - Main Course - Dessert - Drinks

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Welcome and Introduction

of Distinguished Guests

by

Dr. N. Joseph Nassif, Festival Director

and

Mark Double, Festival Scientific Chair

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10th Annual Crowning of

Mr. and Ms. Chestnut

Sam Muncy and Sharon Reeves Cotrill

Assisted by Bruceton Middle School

Junior Prince and Princess

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Keynote Speaker:

Sara Fitzsimmons

Chestnut Restoration Director

"Natural Regeneration

of the American Chestnut Tree"

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Entertainment:

Deborah Westbrook, Pianist

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Auction or Silent Auction (tentative)