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Stephen S. McDaniel, Director

News Release: May 24, 2017


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Media Contact: Samantha Smith 304-957-9364 Samantha.Smith@wv.gov

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Kim Hawkins, Activities Coordinator, Pipestem State Park 304-466-1800 Kimberly.J.Hawkins@wv.gov

Pets Become Family Extravaganza and Memorial Day Weekend Activities at Pipestem Resort State Park

PIPESTEM, W.Va. — Pipestem Resort State Park will host a pet adoption event on Saturday, May 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The “Pets Become Family Extravaganza” event is free to attend, and will bring together a large group of animal adoption agencies and services.

“A wide variety of rescue groups, shelters and pet industry vendors will be set up at the park headquarters building,” said Misty Porterfield, a Pipestem employee who is coordinating the event. “We want to create an awareness of animal rescue services and pet care, help people add new members to their families and keep pets healthy and happy.”

The event will include pet adoptions and a silent auction. Businesses that provide pet care and sell pet supplies will be at the event, along with trainers, groomers and other pet-related vendors. Pets will not be sold at the event.

To learn more about the Pets Become Family Extravaganza, call Misty Porterfield at 304-466-2804 or email Misty.J.Porterfield@wv.gov.

Other Memorial Day Weekend events at Pipestem Resort State Park

Friday, May 26

  • Interpretative programs, plaster tracks, metamorphosis craft and the nature center are available from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Mountain Creek Restaurant with fine dining opens this weekend for the summer season.
  • “Bicycle the Band” will perform in the McKeever Lodge Lobby at 6 p.m.

Saturday, May 27

  • The 9.5 mile “Trails of Pipestem Hike” begins at 10 a.m. at McKeever Lodge with hike leaders Mark and Donna Barton.
  • Pets Become Family Extravaganza event at park headquarters, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pet-friendly accommodations are available at Pipestem and other state park lodges and cabins. Campgrounds also allow pets. All pets must be on leash and park pet guidelines must be followed at all times. Learn more about Pipestem Resort State Park, accommodations, dining, events and activities at www.pipestemsresort.com.

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Photo courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce Adopt a new family member during Pipestem Resort State Park’s “Pets Become Family Extravaganza” Saturday, May 27.
Photo courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce Adopt a new family member during Pipestem Resort State Park’s “Pets Become Family Extravaganza” Saturday, May 27.