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$11.4 billion spending plan includes $2.8 million for 415 fairs, festivals and other cultural causes

March 18, 2011|By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A $11.4 billion spending plan for fiscal 2011-12 adopted by the West Virginia Legislature Friday includes $2.8 million for 415 fairs, festivals and other cultural causes.

The fesitvals and fairs include the following in the Eastern Panhandle:

  • Belle Boyd House, $1,900
  • General Adam Stephen Memorial Foundation, $17,600
  • Heritage Craft Center of the Eastern Panhandle, $6,650
  • Historic Middleway Conservancy, $950
  • Jefferson County Black History Preservation Society, $4,750
  • Jefferson County Historical Landmark Commission, $7,600
  • Norman Dillon Farm Museum, $9,500
  • Old Opera House Theater Company, $14,250
  • Contemporary American Theater Festival, $94,763
  • African-American Cultural Heritage Festival, $4,750
  • Apollo Theater (summer program), $1,900
  • Apple Butter Festival, $5,700,
  • Berkeley County Youth Fair, $17,575
  • Charles Town Christmas Festival, $4,750
  • Charles Town Heritage Festival, $4,750,
  • Christmas in Shepherdstown, $3,800
  • Jefferson County African American Heritage Festival, $4,750
  • County Fair Association, $23,750
  • Mountain Heritage Arts and Crafts Festival, $4,750
  • Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival, $7,125
  • Old Tyme Christmas, $2,280
  • Ranson Christmas Festival, $4,750
  • Ranson Festival. $4,750  
  • Uniquely West Virginia Festival, $1,900,
  • Winter Festival of the Waters, $4,750.

Meanwhile, higher education budget appropriations for colleges and universities included $11,202,798 for Shepherd University; $3,514,578 for Blue Ridge Community and Technical College; and $2,637,528 for West Virginia University's School of Health Science-Eastern Division in Martinsburg, according to a legislative reference and information office website.

Included in Shepherd's appropriation is $100,000 for the Gateway program.

And included in the appropriation for West Virginia University is $112,500 to be used for the Davis College of Forestry, Agriculture and Consumer Sciences' Kearneysville farm in Jefferson County.

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