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Richwood High School freshman Ruby Rogers has been serving meals at the ramp festival since she was 9 years old. “It’s something I enjoy doing,” she said. The centerpiece of any ramp festival is food, and plenty of it. Country-style victuals of southern Appalachia offer a fascinating peek into the past as ramp festivals move to the front burner in early spring.