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Hello everyone!

I am writing with excitement to announce to you the arrival and the airing of our historic video:WHAT WILL YOU DO FOR YOUR HILLS, The Legacy of Don West: Produced by Meno Griffith and Created by Jon Averill following the 50th year celebration of the center 5 years ago.

It will be showing on WV PBS and numerous other stations on June 7,2020 at 7:00 PM It lasts jut under an hour and is full of fascinating footage - especially fascinating to anyone who has experienced the folklife center.

What Will You Do for Your Hills? The Legacy
Of Don West
Sunday, June 7, 07:00 pm on WVPB HD
Duration: 0:55:12
If you have been a camper with us, a Learning Day Camper, a musician at a festival, a counselor, a passer-by or just a visitor - you will be fascinated by the colorful depiction of the history and some astonishing facts! Please join in and watch it with us. Peace and Blessings to all of you....... Tim

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