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Francis H. Pierpont Birthday Celebration
January 25, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
How do you celebrate a birthday? You throw a party! And that’s exactly what’s happening today when the Marion County Visitor Center plays host in celebrating the life of Francis H. Pierpont.
The Marion County Historical Society has organized a day of music, remembrance and of course, cake!
12:30 – 1:00:
Social gathering with period music by “We Three”
Welcome by Dora Kay Grubb
Invocation by Rev. D.D. Meighen
Pledge of Allegiance by Fairmont Mayor Tom Mainella
The Contributions of Francis H. Pierpont by Dan Weber
Introduction of the Civil War Flags by Art Dodds
Presentation of “Routes to Roots” brochure by
J. Tyler Chadwell, BA, MAIS to City Manager Robin Gomez
The Civil War Marker’s Project by Senator Robert Beach
Reading of the Proclamation by Marion County Commission
Travis Henline presents his recent experience at
Governor Jim Justice’s Inauguration as Francis H. Pierpont.
Cutting of the Cake by Dr. Johnny Moore, President of Pierpont Community and Technical College sponsored by Marion County Commission
Tickets for Lithograph:
$1.00 each or 7 for $5.00
Drawing will be held at 2 pm.