BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Three Berkeley Springs women representing three Morgan County historical organizations were selected to serve as grand marshals for the 37th annual Apple Butter Festival parade on Saturday, Oct. 9.
"The parade committee decided to make Marching through Morgan County History the parade theme," Beth Curtin, festival coordinator, said in a press release. "It seemed appropriate to have the local history groups provide the grand marshal."
The parade starts Oct. 9 at 9 a.m.
The three women who are scheduled to ride in the parade as grand marshals are Betty Lou Harmison, representing the Museum of the Berkeley Springs; Julia Linaweaver, representing the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR); and Nancy Edwards, representing the Morgan County Historical and Genealogical Society.
"They were joking that they were chosen because they were the oldest," Curtin said. "In fact, they all have a long record of preserving and valuing local history."