West Virginia Black Heritage Festival cancels festivities in the face of rising COVID-19 cases

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West Virginia Black Heritage Festival

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases in West Virginia, the West Virginia Black Heritage Festival Board of Directors has elected to cancel the Youth Block Party and the Single-Day Modified Festival Event.

“Our primary concern is to keep people safe. Our Friday night, we deal with the youth, and a lot of them are under the age where they cannot get their vaccination. So we said, ‘hey, we want to keep people safe’, so we decided to cancel,” said James Griffin, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the festival.

The cancelled events are not planned to be rescheduled for another date. Despite this development the Kelly Miller/West Virginia Black Heritage Festival Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Sept. 10.

2021 scholarship recipients will still be recognized and will receive the scholarship funding they were awarded.

Updates regarding the West Virginia Black Heritage Festival will be made at wvbhf.com and on their various social media.

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