2019 Mountain State Forest Festival Minor Court Announced

The Royal Minor Court of Queen Silvia LXXXIII has been selected and announced by Mountain State Forest Festival Director General Robin Miller and Queen’s Department Director Melanie Dempsey.

Representing the 83rd royal court will be Crown Bearer Emma Rae Morgan, Scepter Bearer Callie James Casto, Flower Girls Gwynneth Allison Walters, Talia Michael Nucilli, Alexis Rosana DeVall and Cora Grace Herron, and Train Bearers Jackson Allen Friddle and Troy Justin Jackson.

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Trumpeteer Auditions Set Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Auditions for the Royal Trumpeteers of the 83rd Mountain State Forest Festival will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at the Elkins First United Methodist Church. There will be a mandatory parent/participant meeting beginning at 6:00 pm, with auditions immediately following the parent meeting. Any Randolph County student that will be in 9th through 12th grade for the fall 2019 term is eligible to audition.

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MOUNTAIN STATE FOREST FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES THE ANNUAL WOODLY THE ELF POSTER CONTEST

The Mountain State Forest Festival and Citizens Bank of West Virginia announce the kick-off of the annual Woodly the Elf poster contest for the 83rd autumn celebration. Citizens Bank of West Virginia is the sponsor of the Festival’s official mascot.

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82nd Mountain State Forest Festival Trumpeteers

Mountain State Forest Festival Director General Rich Nida and Queen’s Department Director Peggy Phillips have announced the appointments of Austin McGraw Elliott, Benjamin “Ben” Scott Haddix, Tyler Edward Hamrick, Natalia “Nattie” Darlene Stewart, and Juanita Kathleen Teter as Royal Trumpeteers for the 82nd Mountain State Forest Festival.

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82nd Mountain State Forest Festival Assistant Directors

Jon Morgan will begin his sixth year as an assistant director for the 82nd Festival. He works for the USDA, Forest Service and is the Deputy District Ranger on the Cheat-Potomac Ranger District of the Monongahela National Forest. He and his wife, Jennifer, have one son Grant and one daughter Emma. Jennifer was crown bearer in the 1987 Forest Festival and a maid of honor in the 2000 Forest Festival. Morgan is a past president of the Elkins Kiwanis Club. He has worked on the Lumberjack Contest and Band Field Show Committees. This year, Morgan will be in charge of the City Park, Irish Road Bowling, Security and Communications, and the Festival Block Party.

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82nd Mountain State Forest Festival Royal Jesters Announcement

The 82nd Mountain State Forest Festival has announced the selection of royal court jesters Kennedy Laine Hart, Kendra Kay Lambert, Lilly Ann Leggett, and Macie Elizabeth Romero to the court of Maid Silvia LXXXII. The four Randolph County students, having earned the distinction through an audition process, will have the honor of providing entertainment in the form of dance and tumbling throughout the festivities from September 29 to October 7, 2018.

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