KEYSER - Local resident Elwood Junkins was present at the resent Mineral County Commission meeting to give preliminary plans for the upcoming Keyser Fall Fest.

By Jean Braithwaite
Tribune Correspondent
KEYSER - Local resident Elwood Junkins was present at the resent Mineral County Commission meeting to give preliminary plans for the upcoming Keyser Fall Fest.
He said the date for the festivities is set for Saturday, Sept. 9, and the festival will take place in the area surrounding the courthouse., with the time being from 8 a.m., to 6 p.m.
Lauren Ellifritz, county clerk, asked Junkins if a rain date for the event has been selected, as she explained that a special road bond election called for by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice would mean early voting would take place on several Saturdays in September.
She said, “I will check the exact dates for early voting.”
Junkins said. “I have put the information about the Fall Fest on the internet,” and he has received applications from five vendors.
He is in the process of sending out invitations to vendors who have participated in the Fall Fest in past years.
Dr. Richard Lechliter, commission president, asked, “What about the entertainment?” and Junkins said he has had the opportunity to listen to several bands in the park because his wife, Jen Junkins, is the commissioner of City of Keyser Parks and Recreation.
Although not yet lined up to perform at the Keyser Fall Fest, he said he heard the band named Sirens On Sunday and “This band puts money right back” into the events where they perform.
He added about Fall Fest, “I will stay involved, and this is not an easy project to get things lined up.”
The commissioners passed a motion to approve the Fall Fest being held on the courthouse property, if insurance is obtained.