Georgene Robertson, President of CEDAR (Coal Education Development and Resource) of Southern West Virginia has announced the ninth Regional Coal Fair will be held at the Harless Center in Gilbert, West Virginia, April 26 - 30, 2010. They will have K-12th grade student projects on display. Every project is coal oriented and will compete in the following categories: Science, Math, Social Studies, English/Literature, Music, Art, and Technology/Multimedia. Students compete for prize money while learning about coal and the importance of coal in their daily lives. In addition to the students’ projects, Pocahontas Land will have a coal tree exhibit on display, the WV Music Hall of Fame will have their “Music of the Coalfields” exhibit, artist Thorney Lieberman’s “Honoring America’s Coal Miners” exhibit will be on site, and Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College's Coal Academy will have a booth featuring their educational opportunities. Georgene encourages everyone to take time to visit and tour the projects. A schedule of events for the week is included below. If additional information is needed please contact Coal Fair Coordinator Debbie Mudd at 304-369-7503.
Monday closed to the public due to judging of students’ projects
Tuesday Open to the public for viewing students’ projects – 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
(evening) 5:00-7:00 picnic/tour (media and special guest) live radio
broadcast with WVKM (106.7) Evelyn Warren, and Mike Baldwin from
Southern WV Community and Technical College will be videoing
students with their projects
Wednesday Open to the public for viewing students’ projects
Thursday Open to the public for viewing students’ projects
(evening) - TVMI meeting, safety panel discussion –
Tony Bumbico, Arch Coal VP of Safety; John M Gallick, Alpha VP Safety & Health; and Lou Barletta, Consol Energy Vice President Safety
Dinner Sponsor – Jennmar. Social hour 6:00 p.m., dinner at 7:00
If you plan on attending the TVMI meeting, schedule with Nathan Brown, 304/239-2300 or Nathan.Brown@masseyenergyco.com
Friday Open to the public for viewing students’ projects
Saturday Awards Banquet for winning students.