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Streetfest seeks community support

By Staff | Feb 11, 2011

Organizers for the 2011 Streetfest will petition the Shepherdstown Town Council for approval of the event at the Feb. 15 meeting.

The group is working to rally community support for the event. They encourage members of the public to join them for the presentation Tuesday night.

“We need as much community support as possible,” said Tarah Nine, an organizer for the event.

Organizer and councilor Lori Robertson said Streetfest is “about all that is unique, artistic and welcoming about Shepherdstown.”

The event is a not-for-profit festival designed to promote local business and culture and attract people from all over.

As in the past, organizers plan to donate any proceeds to local organizations, like the Shepherdstown Public Library or the Shepherdstown Day Care Center.

The event is slated to be held June 25 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. if approved, and organizers predict seeing crowds of 2,000 to 3,000 in attendance.

The organizers feel optimistic about the town council vote, and said they are eager to get approval and move forward with the next phase of planning: finding funding.

Streetfest costs around $20,000 to put on and the group hopes to raise that money in the months ahead.

More information about Streetfest can be found at www.shepherdstownstreetfest.org.

JHS?senior wins Artist

of the Month award

MORGANTOWN – Emily Humberson, a Jefferson High School senior, is the Appalachian Education Initiative’s February Student Artist of the Month.

Humberson, who was nominated by her theatre director and teacher, Steve Glendenning, is the daughter of Rhonda Jackson and Jay Humberson of Kearneysville.

Humberson has been involved in the theatre program at JHS since her freshman year. During this time she has transitioned from acting to stage management. Last year, she was nominated to the WV Thespian Student Board for Thespian Troupe 2774, and this year she serves as vice president of the same Troupe. Humberson is a member of the National Honor Society. She is also a storyteller and writer.

School personnel and citizens may nominate students by completing the nomination form on the AEI website, www.aeiarts.org.