The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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July 9, 2012

Meadow Bridge photo contest mulled

The Meadow Bridge Homecoming Festival will feature a new contest this year. The Old Picture Show photo contest is in keeping with the festival theme, “Remember Our Heritage.”

The goal of the contest is to encourage local families to share some of their history and heritage with others who attend the festival. The photographs should be of Meadow Bridge and surrounding communities from the early times when the community was being established, up to and including the 1950s.

The pictures can be of people, places or things that show the history of churches, schools, businesses, farming, logging, mining, railroads, military men, etc.

Organizers believe the contest would provide a point of interest for festival guests while participants enjoy a light-hearted competition for the favorite photograph. Some photos of this area are commonly known, but the hope is that people will dig into family archives to provide some new and interesting things.  

The Meadow Bridge Homecoming Festival is Aug. 3-4. Plans are not yet finalized and information will be posted at a later date. The Old Picture Show will only be included if there is sufficient participation.

If you have something to contribute and might enjoy participating in such a contest, call 304-484-7029 for more information and entry deadlines.

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