Highlights TV Show Features St. Albans Yak Festival and Alzheimer’s The Longest Day


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Highlights is a 30 minute weekly TV show featuring organizations, events, grass-roots efforts and people who move our state and community forward in a positive way.

The show is a collaboration with Kanawha County Schools, Suddenlink Communications and Jim Strawn & Company.

The show airs daily at 8:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Suddenlink’s channel 17.

The show airing June 3, 2019 –  June 10, 2019 highlights the Yak Festival in St. Albans & the Alzheimer’s Association.

We interviewed Michael Ervin and Adam Bryan, both committee members of the St. Albans Yak Festival.

In 2018, the City of Saint Albans, WV joined wth the Coal River Group to host a new event on the same weekend as the annual Tour de Coal, a Coal River Kayak Float event.
In it’s first year, Yak Fest was voted the #1 Outdoor Festival in West Virginia by StepOutside.org! 
The event is set for Friday June 14 -15, 2019.
Schedule below:
Friday June 14​​
2-4pm – Vendor Set up
3pm – Albert Frank Perrone
4pm – Heather & Travro
5pm – Blues Crossing
6pm Creek Don’t Rise
8pm Mountain Heart
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Saturday June 15
Noon-2pm Vendor Set Up
1pm – Emma Meadows
2pm – Scott Honaker
3pm – Dave McCormick
4pm McKenna Hope
5pm Stephen Jones and CrossFire
6pm YARN
8pm Fletchers Grove
We also interviewed Nikki Miller, Special Events Coordinator of the Alzheimer’s Association of WV.
Nikki talked about why the Alzheimer’s Association exists. The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Their mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
She discussed the Alzheimer’s event The Longest Day.
On June 21 — the summer solstice — people across the world will participate in a fundraising activity on The Longest Day. Together, the strength of our light will outshine the darkness of Alzheimer’s. The Longest Day is the day with the most light — the summer solstice. On that day, thousands of participants from across the world come together to fight the darkness of Alzheimer’s through an activity of their choice. Together, they use their creativity and passion to raise funds and awareness for the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association.
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In WV there are numerous activities and events planned to heighten awareness and raise monies to assist the Association in support and research.
Call Nikki to learn more about how you can help. 304-343-2717.
If you would like to learn more about the Highlights TV Show, contact Host and Executive Producer Jim Strawn at 304-541-4756.
YakFest features live music, art, food, and craft beer along with many vendors highlighting kayaking, fishing, and other recreational activities. 


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