Parkersburg Homecoming shortened to 2-day event

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. - The annual Parkersburg Homecoming Festival is being shortened to a two-day event in 2017, an organizer says.

This year's event will take place on Friday, Aug. 18 and Saturday, Aug. 19.

Sherry Valentine, president of the Homecoming board, says the anticipated date for when students return to school in the fall was a factor in the decision to no longer have events on Sunday.

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