West Virginia University students and the Morgantown community can enjoy a night of folk dancing with the Collegiate 4-H Dance Ambassadors and 4-H Club.

Mountaineer Week’s annual Appalachian Dance will take place Friday (Oct. 28) from 9-10 p.m. at the Side Pocket Pub in the Mountainlair.

“Folk dancing celebrates the culture of West Virginia and heritage of its people, which fits right in with Mountaineer Week,” said Becca Flint-Clark, WVU extension agent for 4-H and youth development. “Our members not only love to do the dances, but they love to teach others how to do the dances.”

For several years, WVU Collegiate 4-H Club also hosted folk dancing as part of WVUp All Night. The Collegiate 4-H Club is comprised of 4-H members from around West Virginia and the United States. Their goal is to provide community service to the University and state.

Mountaineer Week is an annual celebration of West Virginia’s rich Appalachian heritage and traditions. The activities serve to remind and educate WVU students about the culture that has made West Virginia what it is today. This fall, the festival commemorates its 64th year. For a complete schedule of events, visit the Mountaineer Week website at http://mountaineerweek.wvu.edu/events.

Mountaineer Week is a great time to remember days gone by. Share with us your own WVU memories through the University’s Heritage Project. Do you have a special recollection from Mountaineer Week? Tell us at http://heritageproject.wvu.edu/share_a_message.

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CONTACT: Sonja Wilson, Mountaineer Week Advisor
304-293-2702, Sonja.Wilson@mail.wvu.edu

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