The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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May 12, 2013

Rain doesn't dampen festival

A little bit of rain didn’t stop the crowd from stopping by to score some sweet treats and hear some live music Saturday during the seventh annual Sweet Treats Festival and the second annual Raleigh County Schools Day with the Arts.

The event was hosted at Jim Word Memorial Park and many came out to enjoy the festivities, including Councilwoman Ann Worley.

“I’m in sugar overdrive,” she said, after sampling several desserts, including the decadent chocolate lasagna from the Bake Shoppe.

Attendees could purchase tickets to sample desserts from a wide variety of vendors, including peanut butter balls, cookies, brownies, fudge, frozen yogurt, oatmeal pie, and much more. Proceeds from the event will benefit the United Way of Southern West Virginia.

Jan-Care Ambulance provided snow cones for the event and Dickey’s BBQ hosted cake-walks while cookin’ up some barbecue.

Other vendors included McDonald’s, Exhibition Coal Mine, Sweet Frog, Mountain State Center for Independent Living, Sticky Fingers Apples, Women’s Resource Center, Sweet Lili mini-cupcakes, Taya & Abraham’s International Grocer, Raleigh County Community Action, Bluefield State Nursing Program, and McBee’s.

Under the gazebo, Raleigh County students in choir, band, percussion, dance, and acting classes performed for the crowd.

Performances were given by Coal City Elementary School Steel Drums/ Recorders, Woodrow Wilson High School Jazz, Sophia-Soak Creek Choir, Independence Middle School Percussion, Woodrow Wilson Choir, Liberty High World Percussion, Independence High School Choir, Independence Band, Liberty Acting Class, Shady Spring Middle School Jazz, Woodrow Drama, Hollywood Elementary Record-ers, Shady Spring High School Jazz, Stanaford Elementary School Dance, and Beckley Elementary.

— E-mail: wholdren@register-herald.com

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