Morgantown wishes West Virginia a happy birthday during downtown block party

On June 20, 1863, West Virginia separated from Virginia and was admitted into the Union during the Civil War.
Morgantown said “Happy Birthday” to the Mountain State Saturday, celebrating its 156th year of statehood.
Entertainment was provided by PopShop, a nonprofit that offers lessons to kids. Local businesses lined the street in tents, including Tin 202, Zul’s Frozen Lemonade and Morgantown Brewing Company. The Avian Conservation Center also had a tent offering outreach about birds.
Shaun Phillips, brewer at Big Timber Brewing Company in Elkins was enjoying a beer near the brewery’s tent. He said he thinks it’s important to stay true to one’s roots, adding that all the breweries in the state should work together to make West Virginia brewing better.

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