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This portrait of Bill Ott in his workshop placed 1st at 75th annual convention of Professional Photographers of WV i nam p even1 mmer The State Fair of West Vlr-c.ationl and family entertaLin- citing for the State Fair, as well east Tourism Society is dedi- g~r~iawasrecentIy scle~ed, byment:I as the entire" county," said cared to the promotion and ~;T~) a:e?et lo~Ut;em;:;12~0 Stalt~l;a~s ot;Wets~iV~r~nm: ~h: CVB Executive Director, Kara development of tourism to its ~-'~- g Lpense. '-ine STS list is highly 12 member states of Alabama, Events for Summer 2008. earne ~ this honor; the ev(ent respected by individuals in Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, "We are honored to have was i cluded on the list. in the tourism industry as well Kentucky, [ uisiana, Missis- been selected for this compre- both ~004 and 2005. The 31~opas travelers and will help sippi, North Carolina, South hensive list of the top events 20 Events list began in 1985 draw positive attention to our Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia in the Southeast," said as a Way to promote the b)estarea." and West Virginia. The mere- Marlene Pierson-Jolliffe. Man- events ager of the State Fair of WV.hatter "It is a testament to our staff STS n and hundreds of volunteers Fair who work diligently to carry on Green the traditions of this wonder- tion a ful event, while holding on to Janua its mission of agriculture, edu- '~I'hl in the Southeast. No]mi-The Top 20 Events publica- s must be received by tion is sent to over 1,600 lembers and the St:ate newspapers, magazines, radio 7as nominated by tthe stations, TV stations, AAA brier County Conwen- publications and others. The nd Visitors BureauL in combined circulation runs ry 2008. into the millions recognition is very ex- Founded in 1983, South- bership includes state travel offices, attractions, hotels, motels, resorts, convention and visitors bureaus, airlines, car rental agencies, newspa- pers, magazines and other travel-related organizations Its headquarters are in At- lanta. Bill Ott of Fairlea was the subject of an award winning portrait taken by local photog- rapher Bob Brown of Brown's Photography in Fairlea. The image titled "The Machinist" placed first in the portrait divi- sion during the 75th annual convention of the Professional Photographers of West Virginia held recently in Morgantown. Ott's ]~ortrait also garnered awards for the highest scoring print by a Master Photographer and highest scoring print by a Certified Professional Photogra- pher. In addition, a folio of James Monroe senior Taylor Fullen was voted best in cat- egory. '~I'his contest saw over 160 entries from Professional Pho- tographers all over the state, as well as many out-of-state entries," said Brent Kepner, chairman of the print competi- tion. The Professional Photogra- phers of WV and 'its members strive to enhance public awareness of professional pho- tography through exhibits, trade shows, and programs to further their knowledge of new technology and the latest trends in photography. The images will be on display at Brown's studio in the Red Oaks Shopping Center. Party in Your PJs Caldwell Comfort Specialists Regardless- of age, almost anyone can easily recall memo- ries from a pajama or slumber party. Laughter. friendship and fun are likely words cho- sen to describe those great times. 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