CHARLESTON – Standing on the steps of the State Capitol Building on Sunday, Governor Jim Justice, state officials and lawmakers joined the public in celebrating the founding of West Virginia while celebrating success in controlling the spread of COVID-19.
Justice congratulated residents of the state on West Virginia’s 158th anniversary for staying strong during the COVID-19 pandemic, paid tribute to the more than 2,863 coronavirus deaths, and recognized several West Virginia for receiving their COVID-19 vaccines in the first week of the lottery vaccination incentive.
“You had to show your courage in every way” says justice. The first million dollar draw was with Mineral Wells’ Karen Foley receiving a giant check on Sunday, as well as Hurricane’s Rebecca Osborne and Nitro’s Elizabeth Ball winning a full college scholarship at any four-year public institution. of State.
Two custom trucks were awarded to Melissa Spivy from Vienna and Ralph Paugh from Parkersburg. Other prizes handed out on Sunday included weekend vacations to state parks, lifetime hunting and fishing licenses, custom shotguns and custom shotguns.
Read an expanded version of this report tomorrow in the Parkersburg News and Sentinel and on this website.