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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

1Drawing for the Lithograph.
By Delegate Guy Ward

Tickets for Lithograph:
$1.00 each or 7 for $5.00

Drawing will be held at 2 pm.


January 25, 2017
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm