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Bluegrass Festival at 4-H Grounds Canceled

By Staff | Jun 29, 2016

The 2016 Veterans Bluegrass Festival has been canceled this year. The festival is usually held the third weekend of August at the Wetzel County 4-H grounds.

The chairman, vice president, and sergeant of arms of the Veterans Bluegrass Association, which organizes the festival, have announced their resignations. An investigation by the West Virginia State Police, related to the foundation, has been announced. Information regarding the investigation is limited and will be released at a later time.

A gun raffle, connected with the association, has been suspended, and all donations are to be refunded.

According to the Veterans Bluegrass Festival website, at www.veteransbluegrassfestival.com, the foundation suffered a “tremendous setback” during the week of June 13, 2016, which has caused the association to “cancel the 2016 Veterans Bluegrass Festival.”

The statement said that literally hundreds of man hours had went into planning, fundraising and other preparations, and the foundation’s expectations for this year’s festival were “higher than ever.”

The foundation thanked every sponsor, staff member, patron, and “most importantly every Veteran who has made this festival so enjoyable over the last 10 years.”

A public meeting will be held June 30, 6 p.m. at the pavilion located beside the football field in Hundred to address questions or concerns about the matter.