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Labor school to hold cultural festival Saturday

By Staff reports

OAK HILL, W.Va. -- The Southern Appalachian Labor School is holding its annual Workers' Solidarity Cultural Festival on Saturday, beginning at 1 p.m. at Historic Oak Hill School, 140 School St., Oak Hill.

The festival is scheduled to commemorate West Virginia Day and Juneteenth, the traditional celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation.

The event will feature live music, games, crafts and food. Those in attendance may witness the progress being made in renovating Historic Oak Hill School, which will be the new SALS Learning Conference and Community Center. Also, the Fayette County Humane Society will bring pets available for adoption, and there will be a flea market.

Musicians performing will include Billy Payne, Steven Walker and a variety of groups and other individual musicians.

The festival is open to everyone. Admission and refreshments are free. A benefit spaghetti dinner to raise money to rehabilitate Historic Oak Hill School will take place throughout the afternoon.

For more information, call 304-465-4246 or 304-779-2772.


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