2013-06-19 / News

State invited to ring in W.Va’s 150th birthday

Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has invited schools, churches, and individuals across the state to participate in a bell ringing in honor of West Virginia’s 150th birthday.

The statewide bell ringing will be held on Thursday, June 20 at 1:50 p.m., coinciding with a bell ringing at the State Capitol during the Sesquicentennial Ceremony.

“This bell ringing provides our citizens with an opportunity to collectively celebrate and reflect on West Virginia’s 150th birthday,” Governor Earl Ray Tomblin said.

Those interested in participating in the bell ringing are asked to begin ringing their bells at 1:50 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, the state’s 150th birthday. Bells should be rung 35 times to signify West Virginia’s status as our nation’s 35th state.

The Sesquicentennial Ceremony will kick off the four-day birthday celebration at the State Capitol.

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