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Autumnfest 2018

Autumnfest 2018 had Mercer Street in Princeton packed with people enjoying the season change.

Complete with bouncy houses, face painting, a classic car show and pie eating contests, there was something for folks of every age.

About four blocks of Mercer Street was closed down for vendors to set up and for visitors to enjoy the celebration. One organization from Bluefield State College had a serious message to share.

“We’re just trying to bring mental health awareness. We have posters here about suicide, PTSD, depression in the elderly, and drug abuse addiction, sleep problems… So really just trying to bring awareness to mental health in our community,” said Kelsey Cline, who serves as President of the BSC Student Nurse Association.

Senator Manchin also stopped by, and expressed his happiness to be able to experience the festivities. “It’s great that people keep this alive in Princeton and Bluefield and basically all Mercer County, but I know right now… I’m just happy to be here in Princeton.”

Autumnfest lasted from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Rachel Anderson

Multimedia Journalist

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