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Three days of music rock Little Levels

- June 20, 2009

     (Hillsboro, WV)  The Little Levels Heritage Fair is acclaimed as one of the outstanding events in the Potomac Highlands region and this the twelfth year of heritage celebration looks to be no different.  The three day event welcomes writers on Thursday with a two day International Writers Workshop at Cliffside, the old home of Dr. Wallace who delivered Pearl into this world in 1892.   Ms Buck was born in Hillsboro as Pearl Comfort Sydenstricker on June 26, 1892 to Absalom and Caroline Sydenstricker.  
     Two staples of this regional festival are music and food – both in plenty of supply this year too.  The old fashioned pig roast Friday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. is only outdone by the chicken barbeque on Saturday evening – all held at the Hillsboro Elementary School Cafeteria.   

    Saturday starts off with ham and biscuits in front of the McNeal Gym.  Freshly baked cakes and bread are sold throughout the day by members of local civic and service groups.   There are no professional vendors at this festival – all the cooks are local, the recipes made from scratch, and the proceeds staying in this small community to assist in the humane society, the library, the school PTO, and the historical society. 
Music starts off Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m. with the sounds of Juanita Fireball and the Continental Drifters.   This band was formed nearly 25b years ago as a result of performances at the local radio station WVMR.   The group plays music reminiscent of the sounds of the 1920s and 30s.   Friday night’s quilt show and dinner are held to music by Trista Rexcrode and the Backroad Band.
     The Viney Mountain Boys play at 1 p.m. followed by the Heritage Parade at 2:00 p.m.  Richard Hefner and the Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys take the main stage for music and boot scootin’ right after the parade. The day ends with the traditional and Civil War music of the Bill Hefner Family.  Every so often Bill throws in some sounds from the 1950s but no matter what this group plays, there are always toes a tappin’ and fingers snappin’. 
     If you’ve never seen a mini-log race, you won’t want to miss this fun family activity beginning at 4:00 p.m. Saturday at the T. C. Edgar Bridge at Seebert.  Other fun events on Saturday include a kid’s carnival at the tennis courts, bossy bingo, and the old timer’s soccer game at the school at 4 p.m.  The birthday party for Pearl Buck is at the Buck Birthplace at 4 p.m.
    Sunday is relatively quiet making room for everyone to come out to enjoy the Open Rodeo, Mule race and Stick Horse Race at Crazy Horse Corral on Main Street in Hillsboro hosted by the West Virginia High School Rodeo Association. 
    The Little Levels Heritage Fair is designed to showcase local talent and products and to serve as a fundraiser for volunteer and civic organizations.  Their goal is to preserve as much of the history and heritage as possible through written stories and pictures of the special area. 
   Visit them on the Web at http://www.littlelevelsheritagefair.com/

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