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Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor
Frank Jezioro, Director

News Release: May 9, 2012

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Hoy Murphy, Public Information Officer (304) 957-9365 hoy.r.murphy@wv.gov

Contact:

Pam Salisbury or Miles Evenson, Blennerhassett Island, 304-420-4800 dnr.parks@wv.gov

High Water Forecast Cancels “Rendezvous on the River” at Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park

            PARKERSBURG, W.Va. – “Rendezvous on the River,” scheduled on Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park May 10-12, is cancelled due to a wet weather forecast and high water conditions on the Ohio River at Parkersburg, W.Va. “Rendezvous” is an annual re-creation of an early-American settler’s outpost.

            “The re-enactors who organize the events made the decision to cancel this event,” said Pam Salisbury, park spokeswoman. “The concern is the river will continue to rise and the volunteer muzzleloaders and mountain-men and women re-enactors would set up, only to find it necessary to disassemble the campsites, demonstration areas and camp life areas due to high water. This is such an interesting and educational event and I am disappointed that the weather has led to this cancellation.”

            The park office is located at the Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History on the corner of Second and Juliana streets in downtown Parkersburg. For information about events and island, mansion and museum hours, call the office at 304-420-4800.

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