Since our last article, we have continued finalizing our plans for the 2021 West Virginia State Rally which will be held in Jane Lew, West Virginia starting on Monday immediately following the International Rally in Lewisburg. The dates are July 26-29 at Cousin Eddie’s RV Park which is located at 947 Westfield Road, Jane Lew, WV 26378. We can accommodate early arrivals and late departures for an additional $35 per day. The RV Park is just 2 miles from Jackson’s Mill State 4-H Camp, the boyhood home of Civil War General “Stonewall” Jackson.
On Monday afternoon we will hear a brief presentation by the administrator of the Mountaineer Military Museum, who will discuss how it was started and what type of exhibits we will view there. We will also hear from one of the founders of the Museum of American Glass, who will give a brief presentation on the history of hand blown glass in Lewis County.
On Tuesday, at Jackson’s Mill, we will tour the historic area and view the grinding of corn in the old original mill. Each participant will get a bag of the resulting corn meal. Jackson’s Mill Dining Hall is well known locally for its great meals, which will be featured in this rally.
The Lewis County Chamber of Commerce will conduct our tours of historical sites of Weston, the county seat; including the Museum of American Glass; the Mountaineer Military Museum; and Appalachian Glass, where we will watch a glass blowing demonstration; just to name a few. Among the many options for attendees is time to tour the largest hand cut stone building in the United States, the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum. The building covers 6 acres and has four floors. This optional tour is very interesting for those who are history buffs or into ghost adventures. We are inviting a representative of the Asylum to give us a brief overview of the facility during our opening meeting on Monday afternoon.
The Weston area has many eateries, craft shops, and thrift and antique stores for those looking for a good meal or unbelievable bargains. We have golf courses, fishing, boat rentals, and parks within a few miles of your stay, and of course, a moonshine distillery. We will give you locations and our recommendations at the rally, so you can plan your “free day,” Wednesday, with what interests you. As always, we will have games and some great prizes.
The $275 rally fee includes: Museum tours, three (3) nights camping, one (1) evening live entertainment, two (2) dinners, one (1) breakfast, two (2) continental breakfasts. All Sites are 50-amp full hookup. Extra nights if camping will be available at $35.00 per night. To sign up to attend, go to the Newmar Kountry Klub website: https://newmarkountryklub.com/event/west-virginia-state-rally/.
We hope to have several participants from the International Rally attend on their way home. Jane Lew is a little over three hours from Lewisburg and is an easy drive over Interstate highways. We will accept reservations until July 30. We hope you will join us.
On a personal note, we got our new to us 2019 London Aire a few weeks ago and have found it to be everything we had hoped for. Like all Newmar’s, it is very well built and we are enjoying it greatly.
We hope to see all of our friends, and soon to be friends soon. God Bless You!
Bill & Beth White (20471)
West Virginia State Directors