(Senate - August 02, 2006)

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[Pages S8607-S8608]
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 Mr. ALLEN. Mr. President, I am pleased to announce the 
sesquicentennial anniversary of historic Wise County. The centennial 
celebration has created and will continue to create community awareness 
of opportunities for the preservation of Wise County's rich heritage. 
In addition, this event will foster pride in Wise County's educational, 
cultural, social, and economic resources and will encourage the 
brainstorming of ways to ensure a bright future for Wise County.
  Throughout the year Wise County has come up with exciting ways to 
celebrate its centennial birthday. In May there was a kickoff ceremony 
to begin the celebration, as well as a Business Appreciation Day. Other 
presentations include a play on the history of Wise County, a Miss 
Sesquicentennial Pageant, and a presentation of Coal Camp Songs. The 
celebration will culminate with the 150th Birthday Bash on from noon 
until 11:00 pm on August 12 at the Lonesome Pine Raceway, which will 
feature food, games, music and fun.
  The sesquicentennial celebration of Wise County is a great way to 
remember its history, appreciate its current state, and look forward to 
its bright future. Over the years, I have enjoyed

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many opportunities to join the people of Wise County for events, 
festivals, and meetings, and I am proud to be a part of this 
sesquicentennial celebration and look forward to sharing in many more 
events in the coming years.